The New Colored Pencil: Create Luminous Works with Innovative Materials and Techniques
Author: Kristy Ann Kutch
Pub date: 5/20/2014
Source: Blogging for Books
Summary from the back of book:
Master the Latest Breakthroughs in Colored Pencil Art
want to create colorful, radiant works of art, colored pencil and
related color media (wax pastels, watercolor pencils, and so on) provide
you with limitless options for adding vibrancy to your creations. In The New Colored Pencil,
artist and instructor Kristy Ann Kutch guides you through the latest
developments in color drawing media with examples of and recommendations
for the newest pencil brands, drawing surfaces, and groundbreaking
techniques (including using the Grid Method, grating pigments, blending
with heat, and more). Supported by step-by-step demonstrations and
showcasing inspiring art from some of today’s best colored pencil
artists, The New Colored Pencil shows you how to use color theory
to your advantage, combine color media, create and enhance textures,
and experiment with surfaces to create interesting effects. Whether you
use traditional wax-based, or watercolor colored pencils, The New Colored Pencil will take your art to the next level.
This book is a great guide for those who want to get started in the medium of color pencil or for artists who are already familiar with the medium and want more tips and techniques. This would be a great addition to any artists' art book collection. There are a lot of beautiful color illustrations through out the book. The book is divided into three parts: Wax-Based Traditional Colored Pencil, Water-Soluble Colored Pencils and Wax Pastels and Combining Colored Drawing Media.
My favorite part of the book besides the paintings is the appendix where the author lists the different brands and types of colored pencils along with their colors. I didn't know that there were so many different brands of colored pencils! I only own three of the brands that are listed. Of what I have learned from this book, I have a good overall range of colored pencils but I think I want more. This book was very informative and I recommend it to any artist who wants to learn more about colored pencil techniques or to anyone that is curious as to how to get started in creating luminous colored pencil paintings.
FTC: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for review.