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All about tone

Water-soluble graphite pencils

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the September issue of Leisure Painter, your practical guide to all things drawing and painting for beginners and amateurs. This issue is packed with tutorials, demonstrations and practical advice on the use of watercolour, acrylics, drawing media, acrylic ink, water-soluble graphite, mixed media and digital. There's plenty on how to paint from photographs, techniques, colour mixing, brush handling and more. Take advantage of special offers on practical art books, try your chance to win the latest books by Hazel Soan and Soraya French, and enter our 50th anniversary competition by painting a nocturne.

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Part 3 Practise your drawing and painting skills as you paint a moonlit woodland scene from a sunny photograph, with Ian Pethers
Part 1 Be inspired by the contents of your kitchen cupboard as you paint still lifes in acrylics with Rodney Kingston
Part 2 Develop composition, colour and application skills as you paint along with Jem Bowden this month
Part 1 How to plan a painting of a garden from a photograph, by Julie King
Part 2 Take time to walk and sketch small studies as you find inspiration in local scenes, by Steve Strode
Part 2 Follow Tony Underhill step by step as he demonstrates how to use digital art to expand your traditional drawings and paintings
Part 5 Use a limited palette of acrylic inks to achieve a variety of effects, from drawing to adding washes, with Tim Fisher
Part 2 Liz Chaderton discusses a variety of techniques and approaches to painting bird and animal textures in watercolour
Becky Samuelson experiments with a range of well-made, affordable synthetic brushes to produce a variety of effects and textures in watercolour
Part 2 Develop the basic techniques learnt last month to paint a landscape in acrylics, with Cat Croxford
Trudy Friend offers hints and tips on recording the history of a local building
Part 2 Paint along with David Webb as you practise his three-wash technique in colour
Improve your tonal awareness using water-soluble graphite pencils with these three exercises, by Colin Steed