Still Life in Colored Pencil (Realistic series)

Still Life in Colored Pencil (Realistic series) by Cynthia Knox

222 x 296mm

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 coloured pencil. If you want to learn how to render realistic still life 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 coloured-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 life, 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 colour and depth, establishing dramatic and moody backgrounds, and working with "hidden" colours 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 coloured-pencil art to the next level.

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