Colored Pencil Solution Book

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Overview

Colored pencils are a fascinating medium, offering a palette rich with nuance, versatility and creative potential. Successful colored pencil artists and teachers, Janie Gildow and Barbara Benedetti Newton answer the most commonly asked questions about colored pencil techniques.

Over twenty easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations show you how to:

  • Select the right tools, ...
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Overview

Colored pencils are a fascinating medium, offering a palette rich with nuance, versatility and creative potential. Successful colored pencil artists and teachers, Janie Gildow and Barbara Benedetti Newton answer the most commonly asked questions about colored pencil techniques.

Over twenty easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations show you how to:

  • Select the right tools, as well as set up your workspace to optimize efficiency and comfort
  • Effectively express yourself through color and value to create light, shadow and mood
  • Use and master basic essential colored pencil techniques
  • Create the look of realistic metal, including brass, copper and silver
  • Create glass that sparkles, mirrors that reflect and water that distorts
  • Create realistic texture, from slippery satin, fuzzy peaches and velvety roses to coarse linen and the bumpy surface of corn
  • Fix common mistakes and problems with easy-to-use solutions
Whether you already enjoy working with colored pencils or are looking to try this exciting medium for the first time, this book will provide you with all the information you need to create your own colored pencil compositions.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Colored pencils are remarkably versatile, providing endless possible effects, whether on paper, wood, or fabric. Moreover, pencils cost less than other media and require few accessories. Angelo, the author/producer of 16 instructional videos and four books, intends Exploring Colored Pencils for all levels, but beginners will find the book intimidating. Intermediate and advanced students will, however, be rewarded with a rich array of ideas and styles. Professional artist and teacher Cook's Coloured Pencils is a good, inexpensive volume for personal use but at 64 pages is quite brief. Libraries have better, more comprehensive choices, such as Gildow and Newton's Colored Pencil Solution Book. Accomplished professionals, the authors cover crucial beginning topics, such as setup, technique, color theory, texture, and light in depth. Their format is crisp and easy to understand, even when concerned with advanced concepts like liquefying pigment, building up foundation color, and the effects of water reflections, coarse linen, or intricate lace. Of the three, this one is recommended unequivocally. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Artists and teachers Bildow and Newton provide about 20 step-by-step demonstrations that reveal the secrets of working with colored pencil. They answer the most commonly-asked questions about the medium, from basic techniques and proper tool selection to creating realistic colors, light, and textures. They also offer solutions to the most common mistakes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581809190
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 5/29/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 217,068
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Janie Gildow is an award-winning colored pencil artist and teacher. She has taught numerous workshops for the Colored Pencil Society of America and has appeared in The Artist's Magazine. Barbara Newton is an award-winning artist and veteran instructor. Her work has appeared in The Best of Flower Painting.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2004

    Absolutely the best

    I have read a lot of books on the subject of colored pencil techniques and this is absolutely the best. It has tips and tricks that I haven't seen anywhere else but are absolute necessities if you want to the best you can be. This book teaches you step by step how to do those things that you've been trying to do and can't quite get right. It sits at my work station within easy reach at all times. Haaaaazaaaa! Great jobs ladies.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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