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Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner: Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Artist

Authors: Borgeson, Bet
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
BISAC/Subject: ART051000, ART027000, ART034000
ISBN: 9780307832085, Related ISBNs: 0307832082, 0823007618, 9780307832085, 9780823007615
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: This new addition to a sucessful series is a sophisticated primer for readers who aeriously want to develop a professional career specializing in an art medium with great commercial potential. The book opens with a review of the methods of unique to colored pencil, its handling properties, and breadth of color range. Readers are shown how to create illusions of form, volume, and space, and how to avoid overworking a picture by learning to see when it's finished. Then the author shares her special techniques for the most popular genres, still life and landscape, and for nontraditional subjects as well. She concludes with an insightful discussion on personal style and becoming a professional artist.
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