Jen’s Picks: Colored Pencil Secrets for Success

Over 35 Tips and Techniques to Improve Your Colored Pencil!
Colored Pencil Secrets for Success
How to Critique and Improve your Paintings

By Ann Kullberg

Even with a keen eye, it can be difficult to troubleshoot and fix your own artwork. That’s where this guide comes in. Featuring a range of styles and subjects, Colored Pencil Secrets for Success is like a personal critique session, featuring proven tips, tricks and fixes that will transform your work from good to great.

Author Ann Kullberg has helped countless artists with her classes and writing. You’ll learn what’s needed to get off to a great beginning with the right tools, techniques and reference photos; then reap the rewards of Ann’s visual instruction in this unique critique format, highlighting the why and how of what’s working, and what needs work, in 29 inspiring colored pencil compositions.

In each example, Ann gets right down to the details, revealing crucial secrets for avoiding and fixing things like “Chiclet teeth,” streaky skin tones and flat highlights. You’ll learn that other artists, in fact, share many of your artistic challenges, as Ann shares the solutions and secrets you need for your own success.

Special Features

  • A getting-started chapter reviews basic techniques and materials for working with colored pencil.
  • Learn to take and use reference photos to improve your work.
  • Follow along with critiques of your favorite subjects including portraits, flowers, animals, landscapes, and more, as you learn techiniques to improve your own work.

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About Ann
Ann Kullberg is one of the most well-known colored pencil artists on the Web. She runs a popular website for colored pencil artists,, teaches several workshops each year, and has created a line of colored pencil instruction materials, including video lessons and project kits. Her tutorials can be found on her own website, as well as on Ann is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and of, where she offers advice to colored pencil enthusiasts.

Best job ever: “Teaching colored pencil workshops!”
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Other Books from Ann
In Colored Pencil Portraits you will find secrets for making your portraits come alive, along with 17 mini-demos that make it easy to paint realistic features, hair and clothing.

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