To further encourage viewers at home to get creative with paint, the BBC have released an official guide to painting and drawing, providing practical advice, step-by-step projects and warm-up exercises to help build your confidence with art. Beautifully illustrated, the book is as inspirational as it is instructive, and even includes advice from judges Lachlan Goudie and Daphne Todd OBE. Written by Rosa Roberts – artist, tutor and the founder of a series of one day workshops under the name Sketchout – the book encourages the reader to be observant but spontaneous, whilst also providing advice that will help you build up your skills quickly.
As you might expect the book has a lovely visual style, including gorgeous examples of brush strokes, colours and lines that any art fan will enjoy looking through. We’ve put together some exclusive interior shots of the book to give you a sneak peek of what you can expect to find inside and of course to show off the beautiful images. Let us know what you think in the comments box below.
The Big Painting Challenge: A Guide to Painting and Drawing is available to order online today.