Second edition, improved and revised. This book is designed for absolute BEGINNERS who have the patience to work with colored pencils, and can dedicate enough time to develop their artistic sensibilities. Students from age twelve to adulthood will benefit from its contents, strengthening their skills and discovering their creative possibilities. This book is packed with valuable information on tools and techniques for drawing still life, landscape, cityscape, texture, glass and flowers. In addition to informative...
Second edition, improved and revised. This book is designed for absolute BEGINNERS who have the patience to work with colored pencils, and can dedicate enough time to develop their artistic sensibilities. Students from age twelve to adulthood will benefit from its contents, strengthening their skills and discovering their creative possibilities. This book is packed with valuable information on tools and techniques for drawing still life, landscape, cityscape, texture, glass and flowers. In addition to informative illustrations and descriptions, each chapter features several step-by-step demonstrations. For experienced artists, the book offers explorations of a variety of more sophisticated subjects, complete with additional step-by-step demonstrations.
Ever since childhood I always wanted to draw. This book is exactly what I was looking for: nice step-by-step guides into various subjects such as landscapes, fabric, glass, still-life. Prepare yourself for a ton of relaxing fun with colored pencils!
This book is a practical step-by-step guide to how start drawing in colored pencil. I appreciated a lot of practical details about how to choose paper, erasers, and, of course, pencils - as I knew nothing about the necessary materials. I also enjoyed the detailed explanation of how to choose and see colors and values. I found myself walking around the house and applying the principles to objects around me. I think, one of the most useful things about this book is that it teaches you how to view
Native of Russia, Veronica Winters / born Grigorashvily / was born in 1976 in Safonovo, Smolensk Region. She has spent her childhood living in Zelenograd, a suburb of Moscow known for its electronic industry. Veronica always thought of herself as an artist but with the collapse of the Soviet Union she was forced to pursue a different career and received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Zelenograd Business College, a joint venture of the Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering and the University of Tulsa. In 1995-1996 she was awarded a scholarship and studied at the University of Tulsa for two semesters.
Married at the age of 19 Veronica immigrated to the United States in 1997 where she has joined her husband Max Fomitchev after almost a year of separation. Only in the United States Veronica could fully explore her artistic abilities and started taking courses first at the Tulsa Community College and then in 2003 completing her Bachelor's of Fine Art degree at the Oklahoma State University. From the very beginning colored pencil was Veronica's medium of choice and she has shown formidable skill. Her colored pencil works has always displayed astonishing detail and deep saturated colors.
In 2005 Veronica has adopted her new name - Veronica Winters - and has completed her Master's of Fine Art degree in painting at the Pennsylvania State University. Veronica also took figurative art classes at the Art Students League of New York in New York City in 2008 and 2010. Today Veronica paints in her studio as well as teaches art. Veronica currently teaches at the Art Alliance of Central PA and the Galaxy, art-in-education program in Pennsylvania. She always welcomes new students to study painting and drawing in her studio.
In 2008 Veronica has completed her first instructional book - Painting in Colored Pencil: Basic Realistic Techniques for Beginners - complete with guides and how to-s on colored pencil drawing. She has also published a catalog of her works - Life in Colored Pencil available for purchase on-line.
Veronica has received numerous awards and magazine publications (including "Artists & Illustrators," "American Art Collector" and "Leisure Painter" UK art magazines) and commissions and her works can be found in private collections in the U.S.A. and Europe.
The artist is represented by the West Shore Gallery in Harrisburg, PA and Russian Art Salon, Zelenograd, Moscow,Ru.