Only in recent years has colored pencil come into its own as a bona fide medium. In this unusual book, the authors posit that it’s time for the world to exploit the phenomenal potential of colored pencil. By themselves, colored pencils can create art that is abstract or representational, loose or tightly detailed, photorealistic, or soft and impressionistic. Combined with the spontaneity and speed of other mediums, the creative potential is endless.
The book begins with a primer on the basic properties of colored pencils, as well as dozens of exercises to get artists comfortable with using them on a variety of surfaces. It includes a variety of projects combining colored pencil with other mediums and methods, including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, ink, graphite, oil pastel, metal leaf, and monotype.
Detailed instructions are accompanied by photos that illustrate each step in the process. More than a book about colored pencil art, this book will help beginners and accomplished artists alike learn the rules and then break them!
Author — Carlynne Hershberger, Kelli Money Huff.
Spiral-bound hardcover. 144 pages. 9¼" × 11¼".