A Beginner's Guide to Colored Pencil Drawing (9780804856249)

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Tuttle Publishing
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Over 200 color illustrations; 32 tear-out practice pages
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8 1/2 X 11

Learn to create vividly realistic colored pencil drawings in just a few lessons!

A Beginner's Guide to Colored Pencil Drawing provides instructions for creating brilliantly realistic drawings featuring rich shadows, bright highlights, smooth gradients, and glowing colors. Learn at your own pace over the course of 14 easy-to-follow lessons!

This complete all-in-one guide starts with the basics—drawing lines, adding colors, drawing shapes and creating gradations. Then, it provides a series of detailed lessons teaching you how to draw colorful, everyday objects, such as:
  • Food items like burgers, breakfasts, cookies, pickles, tarts, melons, apples, asparagus and cocktails
  • Flowers & plants such as hydrangeas, succulents, roses and carnations
  • Household items like silverware, bottles, toys, handkerchiefs, gemstones and dolls
  • A variety of animals including parakeets, kittens and dogs

Each lesson includes blank sketch of the subject so you can focus on coloring techniques, and Faber-Castell color codes are provided so you can faithfully reproduce the example illustrations. Each lesson also includes a tear-out practice sheet with the full sketch so you can dive right in and try your hand at rendering these objects yourself! The practice template sheets are also available online to download and print at home.

This book has everything you need to master a dynamic art that is affordable and satisfying. Take the 14 lessons in 14 days, like a crash course in colored pencil mastery—or take your time. Colored pencils are a favorite medium of hobbyists and increasingly embraced by fine artists as well!

About the Author:
Yoshiko Watanabe is an experienced graphic artist who works predominantly with colored pencils and has established her own style within the medium. She teaches courses in colored pencil drawing at community colleges and exhibits her work at commercial and community venues.