The book includes ideas and information geared toward developing skills in graphic design. Techniques such as lettering, line art, and texturing are covered, and readers will also gain insight into the use of color, tone, spatial relationships, composition, and perspective. Suggested projects are outlined in step-by-step detail so that students can apply and practice what they learn through the text.
With over 200 color illustrations highlighting specific techniques and examples of finished art, the aspiring artist has plenty of visual aids to accentuate and support the learning process. Especially helpful are the illustrations depicting artistic concepts that can be difficult to explain through words alone.
Colston has also included tips on setting up a studio area and selecting materials, and considerations when choosing computer software for creating digital art is discussed, as well. An overview of how to put together a professional artist's portfolio is also presented in clear, straightforward instructions.
Whether your art is a hobby, a job, or a way of life unto itself, 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills: For Aspiring Art Students is an art book that offers lots of new ideas to try.