About: Basic and advanced techniques for creating colors and textures, portraits, still lifes and landscapes using colored pencils
(Reference & Research Book News, December 1992) Sound and thorough advice on the versatile medium of colored pencils, from the basics to advanced techniques. Discussion includes: materials and work space, the preliminary sketch, color and its impact, creating textured surfaces, portraits and figures, and landscapes. Abundantly illustrated with work by the author and others.
(School Library Journal - New York)
Unlike previously published books on the subject, this one goes beyond the author's own style to expose readers to a variety of approaches through discussion and hundreds of illustrations....... Poulin's discussion of how to draw from a photo or slide should be required reading for students who want to develop their skills without becoming dependent on photographs. Best of all, he includes examples of the medium by a variety of artists who approach their subjects in personal ways......
The book gives practical ideas but is designed to inspire students to work on their own, making it an excellent choice for high school libraries - Sandi Hammonds, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
The Bookwatch, July 1992
Colored pencils are being used in art in many different ways: Poulin's title shows how to use colored pencils more effectively, from producing preliminary sketches to creating texture, better color, and picture-enhancing approaches. Excellent quality color photos and illustrations liberally pepper the practical artist's discussions on how to use colored pencils more effectively.
The Complete Colored Pencil Book (Classic, revised version - 2011)
- Pages: 140, glossy
- Illustrations: more than 150
- North Light Classics - revised Edition
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