Coloured pencils, once associated mainly with children and then adopted as a creative tool by designers and illustrators, are now an increasingly popular medium among leisure painters. They are very practical, versatile, easy-to-use and ideal for beginners. Here David Cook looks at all aspects of using coloured pencils to paint various popular subjects. Several step-by-step demonstrations are also included. The book features: guidelines on choosing materials; clear, practical advice on coloured pencil techniques and a variety of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, people, animals and birds, using stage-by-stage demonstration paintings.