A guide to choosing paints, paper and equipment, and to using numerous different acrylic techniques, including dilute colour impasto, glazing, knife painting and splattering. It also contains an overview of the history of drawing and a gallery of contemporary designs. Acrylic paint dries quickly, forms a tough, flexible film that's insoluble, and won't rot, discolor, or crack. Get tips from the experts, and techniques for rapidly building up layers of color. Try impasto and masking, paint with a knife, and antique. Full-color illustrations on each page, and a painters' gallery, help you do it all.