Three professional artists explain all the basic watercolor techniques in this step-by-step guide containing all the information new artists need to get started painting. Television artist Alwyn Crawshaw demonstrates basic techniques including brushstrokes, color mixing, making objects look 3-D, depicting distance and foreground, painting simple buildings, and painting fruit, vegetables, flowers, skies, trees, landscapes, and coastlines. Lecturer and writer Sharon Finmark explains how to paint realistic figures, including scale and proportion, mixing convincing skin tones, painting from photographs, painting single figures, painting people in groups, and depicting movement and light. Painter and teacher Trevor Waugh demonstrates techniques for painting domestic, farmyard, and wild animals. Starting with simple shapes, Trevor takes new artists through the rudiments of 3-D shapes, tone and color, texture and pattern, individual animal features, and movement.