9781633228146

Modern Colored Pencil A playful and contemporary exploration of colored pencil drawing - Includes 75+ Projects and Techniques

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  • ISBN13:

    9781633228146

  • ISBN10:

    1633228142

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-11-05
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
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Summary

Learn to use colored pencils and watercolor pencils to create vibrant, exciting works of art!

*Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority*

Modern Colored Pencil delves into all the basic techniques and concepts required to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art. Talented artist and author of Your Year in Art and Modern Drawing (both from Walter Foster Publishing) Chelsea Ward takes you on a lively, easy-to-follow exploration of colored pencils in this book. It is packed with creative exercises and projects designed to show you how to work with the versatile, approachable colored pencil medium.

Modern Colored Pencil begins with a brief introduction to various tools, such as pencils (including colored pencils, graphite pencils, and watercolor pencils), papers, and other tools. This handy book also demonstrates often-complicated concepts, such as color mixing, shading, texture, and more, in an easy, approachable manner. Once you have a handle on the basics, explore how to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and create various marks and textures.

From beautiful florals and nature motifs to animals and everyday items, Modern Colored Pencil provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning how to create vivid artwork in colored pencil.

The Modern Series of books offers a fun, contemporary approach to working with traditional art media, demonstrating that with the right type of instruction, encouragement, and tips, drawing and painting success can be achieved by any artist or creative type.

Also in the Modern Series:Modern Acrylic, Modern Drawing, and Modern Watercolor.

Author Biography

Chelsea Ward is an art teacher and maker of one-of-a-kind creations. Chelsea, who holds a BFA in studio art from University of Texas at Austin, currently manages her small business, Sketchy Notions, and an Etsy shop of custom treasures; teaches art lessons through Arts Outreach; co-hosts Bellissima Art Retreats with Gypsy Studios in Tuscany; and is the head chalk scribbler with Chalk by Chels. She is also the artist behind Cursive Cursing, a line of swear-word greeting cards. Her work has been featured in Elite Wedding Collection and The Knot, among other publications. Chelsea is the author of Modern Drawing, Your Year in Art, and Modern Colored Pencil (Walter Foster Publishing). Learn more at www.chelseawardart.com

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION  4
Supplies  5
Erasing Tools & Techniques  12
Mark-Making Techniques  14
Exploring Color  19
Blending & Burnishing  25
Layering to Build Dimension  29
Working on Toned Paper  33
 
SEEING & USING PATTERNS  36
Looking for Patterns  37
 
DRAWING EVERYDAY LIFE  48
Fruits & Veggies 49
Glass Objects  59
Desk Supplies 63
Plants  66
Interior Scene  70
 
DRAWING ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPES  74
Windows  75
Doors  83
Landscapes  96
 
DRAWING ANIMALS  105
Gesture Drawing  106
Cats & Dogs  107
Birds  113
Gira­ffe  115
 
FIGURE STUDIES  119
Skin Tones & Hair Color  120
Figure Proportions  121
Gesture Drawing  123
 
CLOSING THOUGHTS  126
ABOUT THE ARTIST 127
 

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