Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil

Learn to draw beautiful still life in colored pencil

Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil
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Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781633228689
Publisher: Walter Foster
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Description

Rendering artwork that leaves your viewers contemplating whether a piece might actually be a photograph is no easy task! Perfect for both aspiring and established artists, Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil is an easy-to-understand guidebook that shows you the secrets to drawing lifelike still life artwork in the dynamic medium of colored pencil.

If you want to learn how to render realistic still lifes using a wide range of techniques, this approachable, engaging guide is just the resource. After an introduction to the basic tools and materials, you will discover a variety of basic colored-pencil techniques, such as:
  • Hatching
  • Crosshatching
  • Shading
  • Blending
  • Layering
  • Burnishing
  • And much more!
In addition, you will find more complex techniques for creating realistic still lifes, including how to render various textures like glass, wood, porcelain, flower petals, and others. Throughout the book, expert artist and art instructor Cynthia Knox offers tips and techniques for using layers to build color and depth, establishing dramatic and moody backgrounds, and working with “hidden” colors to achieve realistic effects. Also included is valuable information for connecting all of the elements for polished and professional results.

Packed with easy-to- follow instructions, plenty of helpful tips, and beautiful artwork and photographs to inspire, Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for taking your colored-pencil art to the next level.

The author

Cynthia Knox is an award-winning artist who specializes in works of traditional realism. She has authored 15 art-instructional books and teaches workshops in the United States, internationally, and on cruises. She also teaches classes online with Bluprint. Cynthia is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a juried member of The International Guild of Realism, and a commissioned portrait artist. Her artwork is in shows and private collections and on her website at www.cynthiaknox.com. Cynthia lives in Upstate New York.
 

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781633228689
Illustrations: 262 color images
Size: 8.75 in x 11.67 in / 222.25 mm x 296.42 mm
Published:

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