Synopses & Reviews
This new addition to a sucessful series is a sophisticated primer for readers who aeriously want to develop a professional career specializing in an art medium with great commercial potential. The book opens with a review of the methods of unique to colored pencil, its handling properties, and breadth of color range. Readers are shown how to create illusions of form, volume, and space, and how to avoid overworking a picture by learning to see when it's finished. Then the author shares her special techniques for the most popular genres, still life and landscape, and for nontraditional subjects as well. She concludes with an insightful discussion on personal style and becoming a professional artist.
Designed for the serious beginner, this guide to the use of coloured pencils shows how to master the various techniques to good effect. Step-by-step guidance and practical advice on how to produce professional-looking work is given.
The author shows how to create form, volume, and space and avoid overworking a picture. She also shares special techniques for both popular and nontraditional subjects and discusses how to become a professional artist. 200 color illustrations.
About the Author
Bet Borgeson is the author of The Colored Pencil. Her work is published widely in the United States and Europe, and she intructs ongoing workshops. Borgeson lives in Portland, Oregon.