Painting With Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

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As a teacher of colored pencil workshops, Gary Greene sees his students buying water-soluble pencils "by the truckload." Problem is, they don't know how to use the medium or even what it's capable of ... and until now, there's never been a book to teach them. In this much-requested and long-overdue book, Greene shows artists how to achieve a variety of different effects with this fascinating medium--from loose, watercolor-like washes to precise airbrush looks. The author, along with 6 guest artists, show how they...

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Overview

As a teacher of colored pencil workshops, Gary Greene sees his students buying water-soluble pencils "by the truckload." Problem is, they don't know how to use the medium or even what it's capable of ... and until now, there's never been a book to teach them. In this much-requested and long-overdue book, Greene shows artists how to achieve a variety of different effects with this fascinating medium--from loose, watercolor-like washes to precise airbrush looks. The author, along with 6 guest artists, show how they use the medium in 18 complete painting demonstrations.

About the Author:

Gary Greene is a professional graphic artist and photographer as well as a successful colored pencil artist, whose work has been featured in American Artist and The Artist's Magazine. Greene is the author of North Light's Creating Textures in Colored Pencil and Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil. He lives in Woodinville, Washington.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781581802955
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Materials and Tools 11
What Brands of Water-Soluble Colored Pencils? 12
Color Charts 14
Paper Surfaces 18
Brushes/Applicators 19
Erasers 20
Tools of the Trade/Masking 21
Chapter 2 Techniques 23
Wet-on-Dry 24
Wet-on-Wet 29
Dry-on-Wet 32
Dry-on-Dry 33
Variations 34
Combining Water-Soluble Pencil Techniques 36
Masking 42
Chapter 3 Demonstrations 45
Matchstix--Gary Greene 46
Seashells with Glass Floats--Dyanne Locati 50
A Box of Clocks--Bonnie Auten 54
Columbia's Cache--Pat Averill 60
Venice Skyline--Bernard Poulin 64
Pueblo Gem--Pat Averill 68
Portland Wall--Gary Greene 72
Begonias--Gary Greene 76
A Handful of Summer--Shane 80
Liquid Fuchsias--Gary Greene 84
Flower Power 3--Gary Greene 88
Brannon III--Bonnie Auten 92
Character Sketch--Bernard Poulin 98
Lunch Break--Rhonda Farfan 102
Triplets--Shane 108
Vintage Study 2--Gary Greene 114
City Street Scene--Dyanne Locati 118
Orbs--Rhonda Farfan 122
Contributor Biographies 126
Index 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2002

    Amazing!

    This book shows varied techniques for the same subject material (a pair of cherries). There are amazing differences through the use of these varied techniques. Many of the pictures in this book will really have the reader say 'I can't believe that is colored pencil!'

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