Colored Pencil Solution Book Tips and Techniques for Winning Results

ISBN-10: 1581809190

ISBN-13: 9781581809190

Edition: 2006

Authors: Barbara Benedetti Newton, Janie Gildow

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*Provides more than 70 specialized answers for common colored pencil dilemmas *Step-by-step mini-demos illustrate techniques and help artists apply what they've learned Few mediums can rival the range of effects achieved with colored pencils. This guide offers sound instruction from two highly respected artists. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience they provide answers to the most frequently asked questions. Chapters feature an easy-to-refence format covering crucial topics including setup, application, technique, color theory, texture and light.
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Start with a good setup
How Should I Arrange my Workspace?
What Should I Look for When Buying Colored Pencils?
Colored Pencil Chart of Characteristics
What Kinds of Pencil Sharpeners Work Best?
What Should I Use to Remove Color?
What Should I Know About Paper?
What Other Tools Will Come in Handy?
How Can I Make Drawing Easier?
How Do I Store My Pencils and Paper?
How Can I Keep My Work and Supplies Clean?
Design your composition
What Is Proximity?
What Is Repetition?
What Is Continuation?
What Is Balance?
How Do I Develop a Center of Interest?
How Can I Make My Composition Distinctive?
How Do I Judge a Composition?
Application and technique
Once I Choose My Subject, What Do I Do?
How Do I Transfer My Sketch to My Drawing Surface?
Should I Mix Colors?
How Do I Apply the Pencil Evenly?
How Can I Make Gradual Changes in Value and Color?
How Do I Make the Color Look Really Smooth?
Can I Liquefy the Pigment of "Dry" Colored Pencils?
Can I Establish a Tonal Foundation Before Adding Color?
How Do I Keep Colors Bright on a Black Ground?
How Can I Make a Light Line on a Dark Background?
Can I Remove a Slight Amount of Color?
Are There Techniques That Excite the Eye?
Color and light solutions
What Can I Learn From the Color Wheel?
What Is the Importance of Value?
How Is Intensity Different From Value?
What Is Color Temperature?
How Can I Make Complementary Colors Work for Me?
What Happens When I Mix Complements?
How Do I Get to Know My Pencils?
Why Are Light and Shadow so Important?
How Can I Create Impact in My Work?
Reflection and transparency solutions
How Do I Create the Look of Brass?
How Do I Create the Look of Copper?
How Can I Portray "Colorless" Metal?
How Do I Create the Look of Metallic Glaze?
What Techniques Will Help Me Create Colored Glass?
Can I "Draw" Glass on a White Ground?
How Do I "Draw" Glass on a Colored Surface?
How Do I Deal With the Fractured View Water Creates?
How Can I Create Interesting Reflections in Water?
How Do I Make Objects Distort in Water?
What Happens When Transparent Colors Overlap?
What Happens in a Mirror Reflection?
How Can I Create a Realistic Drop of Water?
Texture solutions
How Do I Make Shiny Satin Fabric?
What Creates the Look of Coarse Linen?
How Do I Create the Bumpy Surface of Indian Corn?
How Do I Create the Smooth, Waxy Surface of Peppers?
How Can I Make the Smooth, Shiny Surface of a Plum?
How Do I Portray the Fuzzy Texture of a Peach?
What Creates the Look of a Velvety Rose?
How Do I Make Clustered Flowers?
How Do I Portray the Warmth of a Daylily?
Problem subjects and fixing mistakes
How Do I Punch Up Color?
How Do I Make an Area Less Prominent?
How Do I Straighten an Edge?
How Do I Repair Paper Damage?
How Do I Deal With a Tiny Area That Gets Too Dark?
What Do I Do When Little Blobs of Pigment Develop?
What Do I Do When No More Pigment Will Stick?
Can I Alter the Surface of the Paper?
How Do I Remove a Stain?
How Do I Hide a Stain?
How Do I Make Lace?
How Do I Create the Intricacy of a Basket?
What Helps Striped Fabric Look Believable?
How Do I Make Fringe?
Line drawings for demonstrations
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