Created by the Society for All Artists (SAA), the world's largest and most influential art society, this practical and inspirational book features 101 essential techniques handpicked by the SAA from their most high-profile artists, bringing their knowledge and expertise in all mediums and subjects to artists of any age and ability. How do you paint realistic clouds? What is the best way to capture a crashing wave on a beach? How do you draw animal fur? Which colours do you use for realistic skin tones? You will find the answer to these questions and many more in this colourful compendium, packed full of tips and techniques by 101 of today's most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step instructions that describe how to complete the project yourself, including a full list of materials and detailed images to guide you along the way. Divided into seven chapters that cover watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, drawing and mixed media, this handy book is bursting with some of the most popular styles and subjects, designed to showcase the very best of artistic abilities available to help develop your own creative streak. All contributors featured in this book are professional artists belonging to the SAA, who together with a global community of over 46,000 other members, make up the world's largest and friendliest art society. Whether you're a beginner, an improver or a professional, there's something new to learn for everyone in this comprehensive collection.