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Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil Hardcover – June, 1997

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About the Author

Gary Greene is an award-winning artist, the author of Creating Textures in Colored Pencil, Painting with Water-Soluble Colored Pencils and The Artist's Photo Reference: Flowers. He teaches extensive workshops, seminars and college courses in colored pencil. He lives in Woodinville, Washington. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1st edition (June 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891347259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891347255
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.2 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,040,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful By William H Thorne III on January 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
As a beginner with the colored pencil medium I have been working with flowers as my main subjects. With my love of the flowers,plants,and trees,I was naturally pulled towards wanting to put my hand to the drawing of flowers. A friend of mine who knew of my interest,gave me Gary Greene's wonderful book. Not only was I thrilled by seeing the works of truly accomplished colored pencil artists, but I was inspired by the instruction and care that went into the writing and illustration of this book.
It has not only become a teaching guide for me but,it has also become an inspiration to make me work harder to learn more about this wonderful, dynamic art medium. (And, I use the word work lightly, what a joy!)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Christa on August 10, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book, it has many drawings not just by the author but by other artists. The pictures are clear and very large so you can see all the details. Every page has a drawing and tells what colors were used and how they were applyed. I think this book Is excellent but is aimed more for the serious artist.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By s_corpion on November 17, 2004
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This book contains wonderful examples of colored pencil art. The pictures in this book are exquiste. As a person who is just starting exploring medium and just starting drawing, I found it lacking in the how to aspect. Each picture has a list of the colors used in it. But, it doesn't go into detailed instruction or detailed technique which is what I would have liked at this beginning stage. When I get more proficient with my technique I will go back to this book. The books displays wonderful examples of what can be done with colored pencils. The book is worth having for the beautiful pictures. If nothing else it makes a great coffee table book.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eve Niinemets on November 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
The book is full of beautiful and inspirational flower drawings, I admit. I hoped to get some hints about drawing flowers generally, but the author teaches the reader to copy his(her?) drawings step-by-step, including to use the same pencils/colours. Maybe, if I was 10 years old, it would be helpful, but as an adult, I don't want to copy someone's creation. Yet, the book is not disappointment to me - it introduces a new technique of coloured pencils I never met before.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mary S. Schaeffer on February 6, 2007
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I felt the book provided good lessons and beautiful graphic design . The artist does certainly draw radiant flowers. My main objection is the variety of colored pencils and watercolor pencils needed to have on hand from various different companies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aspiring Designer & Artist in CA on July 9, 2013
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I loved this book, it is a great book to understand the craft and how to get good at it. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn. Excellent information on pencils, what they do, how they work and how to use them. It is a great booklet to learn but does little for creating your own style, but you do need to learn how to do this if you want to be good at it.

For any Artist:
Color Mixing Bible, by Ian Sidaway

Colour Pencils and Graphite:
Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil, Greene
Colored Pencil Secrets for Success, Kullberg
Coloured Pencil Solution Book, Gildow and Newton
Masterful colour, Steinberg
Colored Pencil Painting Bible, Nickelsen
Paint Radiant Realism in Watercolour, Ink and colored Pencil, Ross
Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil, Hillberry

Those are just my favorites so far, I have a ton as I believe that you need to keep learning to stay fresh.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John V. Bonnell on June 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
Excellent book for CP artists interested in floral painting.
Good hints and tips and explinations, highly recommended
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By Joanne Coleman on November 30, 2013
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I love doing botanical works, and this looks very helpful! Looking forward to doing the demonstrations, a wonderful addition to my colour pencil library.
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