How to Color Like an Artist: Colored Pencil Techniques Including Blending & Shading

How to Color Like an Artist: Colored Pencil Techniques Including Blending & Shading

by Veronica Winters


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How to Color Like an Artist: Colored Pencil Techniques Including Blending & Shading by Veronica Winters

"A great guide." — Jo's Reviews
Improve your coloring skills with these simple, step-by-step instructions for techniques using colored pencils. Intended for beginning artists and coloring book enthusiasts, this guide is ideal for those without formal training but with some experience of coloring with pencils. A wealth of suggestions and exercises will show you how to take your skills to the next level.
Discover how to create volume with such shading techniques as crosshatching, long and short strokes, and color gradation. Learn how to form unique textures that add detail to images. Practice blending techniques and layering one color at a time to control values and colors effectively. Full-color photographs throughout the book illustrate each method as well as lessons in color theory. Eight practice pages from Dover's bestselling Creative Haven® series of coloring books provide the opportunity to test your new techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486813677
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 04/19/2017
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 405,028
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Russian-born Veronica Winters received her MFA in painting from Penn State University. Her award-winning work has appeared in art and colored pencil magazines, and she has published several books and fulfilled many commissions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Pencil Stroke Types
Chapter 2: Shading Techniques
Chapter 3: Highlights on White and Colored Papers
Chapter 4: Textures
Chapter 5: Blending Colors with Solvents
Chapter 6: Blending Colors with Light-Colored Pencils
Chapter 7: Basics of Color Theory
Chapter 8: Color Harmony
Chapter 9: Using Gray Colors to Create Selective Focus
Chapter 10: Combining Mediums

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How to Color Like an Artist: Colored Pencil Techniques including Blending & Shading 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: How to Color Like An Artist - Instructions for Blending, Shading & Other Techniqes Author: Veronica Winters Publisher: Dover Publications Published: 4-12-2017 Pages: 96 Genre: Arts & Photography Sub-Genre: Drawing; Crafts & Hobbies; Use of Color ISBN: 9780486813677 Reviewed For: NetGalley and Dover Publications Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 5 Stars Most of us have not grown out of the relaxing past time of drawing and coloring. Although I will never be a Rembrandt I do enjoy drawing, painting and yes coloring. "How to Color Like An Artist" gives pointers on techniques to blend the changing of colors so that it is not obvious. How to use shading for dramatic affect. There are a few coloring pages to practice on. My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
BlessedX5 More than 1 year ago
This book was very thorough and had good illustrations for each example given. I am looking forward to using these techniques to teach my students to expand their coloring beyond simple routine approaches. Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. This opinion is entirely my own.
SueCS More than 1 year ago
How to Color Like an Artist by Veronica Winters is an excellent resource for beginning adult colorists. A variety of techniques using colored pencils are explained in an easy to follow step-by-step manner. There are full-color photographs illustrating coloring methods that include creating texture, shading and blending and the different types of pencil strokes. An added benefit is the eight practice illustrations, the same ones that the author uses, that are included. This book would be an excellent resource for any adult who wants to learn more about how to use colored pencils. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and NetGalley for my unbiased opinion.