To date, I have written and illustrated four books, which are listed below. I have also contributed paintings and articles to several others.


Complete Watercolour ~ Quarto

'This comprehensive and accessible book provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with watercolour. With expert advice and step-by-step guidance in a wide range of techniques, this is an indispensable resource for beginning artists, students and experienced painters alike.'


Drawing Index ~ David and Charles

'Artists of all abilities won't be able to resist this one-stop reference to all of today's drawing materials and how to use them. Truly comprehensive in scope, it addresses materials, techniques, combining and mixing media and basic theory - indispensable for draughtsmen no matter what their skill level or choice of medium.This book is highly illustrated with colourful design and minimal text - information is easily and quickly accessible, presented in a visual, artist-friendly style. Cool and compact design, together with funky flexibound cover, makes this highly desirable and hugely practical.'



Animal Painting Workbook ~ David & Charles

'This is a fun, comprehensive course to painting animals in watercolour that focuses on the two key aspirations for novice animal artists: to paint subjects in a loose yet realistic style; and to capture the essence of animals' characters. Eight complete lessons explore a range of subject areas to equip the reader with the skills required to paint all types of animals in a variety of situations. Each lesson is made up of exercises and step demonstrations, accompanied by practical instruction, beautiful illustrations and useful tip boxes. The mix of animals includes domestic pets, birds, zoo and safari animals, and young animals; galleries throughout provide inspiration and illustrate the range of possibilities here.'



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Still Life in Watercolour ~ Search Press

'Learn how to capture the beauty, luminosity and sheer beauty of watercolours with this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide. David Webb provides an inspirational and practical guide to painting beautiful still life pictures in watercolours and shows how to capture the exciting qualities of this wonderful medium. Using many step-by-step photographs he illustrates all the basic techniques, explaining how to paint reflective surfaces, smooth surfaces, textures and more. The book takes you through all the stages, from simple brush strokes to final details. Whatever your skill level you will be able to develop your own style using the demonstrations and exercises featured in these pages. - In the Leisure Arts series - Watercolour is the most popular medium - Will appeal to beginners and more experienced artists.

I've also made a DVD on the subject of still life:




I've also contributed to the following publications:



How to Paint Watercolour Landscapes ~ Readers Digest



Watercolour Painting Layer by Layer ~ Walter Foster Publishing/Quarto



Watercolour Mixing Directory ~ New Burlington Books/Quarto




DAVID WEBB 7 GIBSON GARDENS, WHITEROCK, PAIGNTON, DEVON TQ4 7AJ. Tel: 01803 846321