The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing

Discover Techniques for Creating Beautiful Works of Art in Colored Pencil

By Cynthia Knox; Eileen Sorg; Debra Kaufman Yaun
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600583377, 144pp.)

Publication Date: May 2013

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Whether you are an accomplished artist desiring to learn a new medium or a beginning artist simply wanting to play with this colorful art form, "The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing "features all of the basic information you need to get started in this versatile and approachable medium. From selecting and handling pencils and choosing paper and supports to understanding color theory, learning pencil strokes, and layering color to create depth and form, "The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing" is brimming with valuable instruction and helpful tips and techniques for mastering working with colored pencil. Discover uses for a variety of colored-pencil techniques, such as hatching, crosshatching, stippling, burnishing, and blending. Learn valuable tips and tricks for drawing from photographs, setting up balanced compositions, and working with light sources, as well as capturing the beauty of the natural world by creating realistic textures and expressing time of day and mood. In "The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing, "artists Cynthia Knox, Eileen Sorg, and Debra Kauffman Yaun share their expertise and artistic insights for working with colored pencil to achieve lifelike results through inspiring subject matter and step-by-step demonstrations of still lifes, pets, wildlife, birds, garden and tropical flowers, landscapes, foliage, and more. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions show aspiring artists how to develop and improve their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to final flourishes. Filled with gorgeous, colorful artwork, "The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing "is sure to be a valuable and welcome addition to any artist's reference library.




About the Author


Eileen Sorg is an award-winning artist who lives on the Olympic Peninsula in WashingtonState with her husband, Scott, and their terrier, Scout. Working primarily with a mixed media technique of colored pencil, watercolor, and ink, Eileen always strives for unique compositions thatset her work apart. She spends much of her time creating custom artwork for her many clients. Eileen is a signature member of the Colored PencilSociety of America and a juried member of the International Guild of Realism and the Society of Animal Artists in New York. Her work is represented in several regional galleries and can be found on the web.

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