One hugely important aspect of an artist's skill is their facility with various techniques, which they use to express their individual style. Being fluent in a wide range of techniques gives the artist a richer creative vocabulary. Choice of technique is largely governed by choice of media, so the artist must know which medium will give the best result and how to use it. This book will help artists to expand their understanding of the wide range of available media. It will teach them the characteristics of each medium and how to use a variety of materials and methods to achieve the required effect.