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Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques for Achieving Luminous Color and Ultra-Realistic Effectsby Alyona Nickelsen
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Groundbreaking new techniques for a favorite medium
• Dazzling colors, incredible realism—with simple you-can-do-it processes!
• Author is a top colored-pencil artist
Radiant color . . . painterly finishes . . . incredible realism. With colored pencils! Artists everywhere will be dazzled by the amazing new techniques created by Alyona Nickelsen and presented in Colored Pencil Painting Bible for the very first time. Layering, translucent effects, using odorless solvents to achieve rich, luminous color and eye-popping ultra-realistic effects . . . Nickelsens innovations will delight readers, and detailed step-by-step demonstrations bring her striking results within reach for every artist. Take colored pencils beyond the ordinary with Colored Pencil Painting Bible!
Long-recognized as an exceptionally versatile art medium, colored pencil now takes an unprecedented leap forward with new techniques developed by artist Alyona Nickelsen. In this ground-breaking book, the author reveals how new processes have been developed that are natural extensions of basic colored pencil techniques. These include layering, the proper use and advantages of the translucent properties of the medium, as well as her exclusive use of odorless solvents to achieve rich, luminous color and eye-popping, ultra-realistic effects--all backed up with highly detailed step-by-step demonstrations.
About the Author
Alyona Nickelsen has exhibited her work in more than 30 national and international shows, including the prestigious Salagamundi Club in New York City, and has received awards from organizations such as the Colored Pencil Society of America. Her work has been featured in several art publications, including International Artist, American Artist, Art Calendar, and American Art Collector magazine. Nickelsen also serves as a consultant and demonstrator for colored pencil manufacturers and art materials distributors, and teaches an online class at www.brushandpencil.com.
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