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Drawing: Colored Pencil Basics: Learn to draw step by step (How to Draw & Paint) Paperback – March 3, 2020
*Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority*
Whether you’re a novice or an accomplished artist just getting started with colored pencil, Drawing: Colored Pencil Basics provides you with the instruction and inspiration you need to master this versatile medium. By starting with the necessary supplies and basic techniques, this colorful, comprehensive guidebook gives you a solid foundation so you can work through each stunning project with ease and joy. Award-winning artist Cynthia Knox first teaches the fundamentals: tools and materials, colored pencil techniques, color basics, the basic shapes drawing method, the grid method, using photo references, and more. She explores blending, burnishing, and layering colors, plus a range of styles and techniques for creating your own works of art in colored pencil.
After learning the basics of drawing in colored pencil, move on to the step-by-step lessons, which demonstrate how to draw strikingly realistic still life and animals. Each drawing project in this 10.25 × 13.75–inch book focuses on a specific technique. Included drawing projects are a fall leaf, a colorful cupcake, a butterfly on a flower, a pony, a bowl of cherries, and a puppy—all in gorgeous, realistic detail. A reference photograph is used for each project, so you can learn how to transform your everyday photographs into beautiful pieces of art with only paper and colored pencil.
Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers easy-to-follow guides that introduce artists to basic tools and materials and include simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Colored Pencil Basics allows artists to develop drawing skills by demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and coloring techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for realistic colored pencil drawings.
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Walter Foster Art Books
How to Draw & Paint
The titles in this classic series contain progressive visual demonstrations, expert advice, and simple written explanations that assist novice artists through the next stages of learning. In this series, professional artists walk the reader through the artistic process step by step, from preparation and preliminary sketches to special techniques and final details. Organized into categories of instruction, these books provide an introduction to an array of media and subjects.
These titles offer both beginning and advanced artists the opportunity to expand their creativity, conquer technical obstacles, and explore new media. Written and illustrated by professional artists, the books in this series are ideal for anyone aspiring to reach a new level of expertise. They serve as useful tools that artists of all skill levels can refer to again and again.
Drawing Made Easy, Acrylic Made Easy & Watercolor Made Easy
Every artist should have the opportunity to experience the joy of learning without having to deal with intimidating, complicated lessons. The books in these series simplify even the most complex concepts, making it easy for the beginner to gain an in-depth understanding of pencil, acrylic, or watercolor.
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Colored Pencil Basics
In this book, award-winning artist Cynthia Knox teaches the techniques and wonders of colored pencils using photographs as her guide. With Cynthia’s expert recommendations, you will first learn how to select your pencils, paper, and other necessary art materials. Cynthia then guides you through basic colored-pencil techniques, including burnishing, blending, and layering, before demonstrating how to put those techniques into practice to create stunning, realistic colored pencil artwork.
Learn how to approach a drawing by first sketching the basic outline.
Discover how to add detail with layering and burnishing.
Build and blend color to add life and dimension to your artwork.
About the Author
Cynthia Knox is an award-winning artist who specializes in works of traditional realism. She has authored 15 art-instructional books and teaches workshops in the United States, internationally, and on cruises. She also teaches classes online with Bluprint. Cynthia is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a juried member of The International Guild of Realism, and a commissioned portrait artist. Her artwork is in shows and private collections and on her website at www.cynthiaknox.com. Cynthia lives in Upstate New York.
- Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing; Revised edition (March 3, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1633228444
- ISBN-13 : 978-1633228443
- Item Weight : 8.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 10.25 x 0.45 x 13.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #945,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #874 in Pencil Drawing
- #1,578 in Graphic Design Color Use
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The book presents itself with great graphics and design. Tips and information which Know calls "Technique Primer" are included and are a great help for the budding artist. It is helpful and inspirational for beginning (and advanced) artists who are wanting to draw with colored pencils. For them it would make a nice gift and I would recommend it for them. Readers need to be aware that it is a basic book, index and information where the needed materials can be bought are missing. Furthermore, it would have been helpful if the reference photos could be downloaded since the are of small size in the book.
The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.