Synopses & Reviews
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.
The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing contains tips, drawing techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to draw a variety of subject matter, including landscapes, flowers, still lifes, foliage, and more.
Join artists Eileen Sorg and Pat Averill as they take you from the lavender fields of France to a city skyline glowing under the night sky. In this chapter, focus on the art of the landscape through a range of traditional and modern scenes. Master techniques for rendering skies, trees, and architecture while you learn to create a convincing sense of depth and distance in your work. You’ll even find tips on applying a grisaille technique, creating value studies, and working with colored paper.
The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing features all of the basic information you need to get started in this versatile medium. From handling pencils to layering color, this book is brimming with valuable instruction and helpful techniques. Artists Cynthia Knox, Eileen Sorg, and Debra Kauffman Yaun share their expertise and insights for working with colored pencil to achieve lifelike results through inspiring step-by-step demonstrations consisting of still lifes, flowers, landscapes, and more. Filled with gorgeous artwork, The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing is sure to be a valuable addition to any artist’s library.
This stunning addition to the Collector’s Series provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for completing 27 projects in the versatile medium of colored pencil. The book opens with fundamental information on supplies, color theory, and basic techniques—from layering and blending to burnishing. Accomplished artists Pat Averill, Cynthia Knox, Eileen Sorg, and Debra Kauffman Yaun share their unique approaches and insights as they guide you from sketches to beautiful works of art. Peppered with sprawling landscapes, dynamic florals, irresistible animal portraits, and more, Colored Pencil Drawing is an essential reference for any budding artist!
About the Author
is an award-winning artist who specializes in works of traditional realism. She is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a juried member of the International Guild of Realism, commissioned portrait artist, and occasional art inustructor. Her artwork is in shows, private collections, and on her website at www.cynthiaknox.com. Cynthia credits her passion and inspiration for art to a deep love for God and encouragement from her parents and family. She currently lives in Clifton Park, New York, with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters, Katharine and Abby.
Pat Averill considers herself primarily self-taught, although she has attended an array of workshops and seminars on oil, watercolor, and colored pencil. She considers the way she figuratively "inhales" the colors, values, and shapes she observes around her to be an integral part of her artistic process. To her, the creation of art is based on a combination of life experiences and the artist's reaction to the subject matter. Pat is a charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and she has won numerous awards in juried international competitions for her work in colored pencil.
Eileen Sorg is an award-winning artist who lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State 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 that set her work apart. She spends much of her time creating custom artwork for her many clients. Eileen is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society 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.
Debra Kauffman Yaun discovered that she had a knack for drawing people when she was a young girl growing up in Tampa, Florida. After graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Debra worked as a fashion illustrator. She has drawn and painted many commissioned portraits, several of which have been of children--her favorite subject to draw. Debra's artwork has been published in several art magazines and books, and she has won numerous awards, including an international award. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, having served as president of the Atlanta chapter, and she is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta. She also enjoys teaching classes and workshops in portraits and colored pencil.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: IntroductionTools & MaterialsColor BasicsColored Pencil TechniquesChapter 2: Colored Pencil BasicsFall LeafGoldfish BowlCafe SignColored PencilsChapter 3: LandscapesHot Air BalloonsLavender FieldNighttime City SkylineQuaint VillageTree in FieldWater WheelChapter 4: AnimalsSheepdogAlpacaGuinea PigGiraffeLeopardHorse & FoalWeimaraner PuppyToucanChapter 5: Flowers & FoliageYellow RoseDaisy & PetuniasVibrant DahliaFall FoliageTulipsChapter 6: Still LifesBowl of CherriesFlowers & FruitFruit PlateFlowers & Blue ChinaAbout the ArtistsIndex