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Tag: Colored Pencil
You can learn great drawing and coloring techniques with Janie Gildow in her four videos on colored pencil techniques, including an easy way to draw an apple, the types of surfaces you can use, such as mylar paper and dark …
Watching this slideshow of beautiful artwork functions as a relaxing and reflective pause in the hubbub of the daily grind. Here’s a quote from Editor in Chief, Maureen Bloomfield, on featured artist David Ligare:
I can’t stop looking at Arlene Steinberg’s painting, Paradise Dreams (below; colored pencil and water-soluble crayons on heated paper, 12×12). Each time I flip through my newest issue of The Artist’s Magazine, I seem to stop on this page and stare, enjoying the color and depth of this image. At first the abstract quality of it lured me in, but as I look more, memories of Hawaii sneak into my consciousness. But that’s another story.
Water-soluble colored pencils are a wonderful tool for easy and colorful backgrounds. In this demonstration of a yellow lily, artist Kristy A. Kutch shows us how to combine colored pencil techniques with an old tooth brush and masking film to …
Melissa Miller Nece demonstrates step by step how to create texture beneath colored pencil. In this tutorial from The Artist’s Magazine’s September 2012 issue, she shows how to start with an alkyd underpainting over a textured clear gesso layer for a looser, luminous colored pencil look. Don’t forget to scroll down to see how she adapted this technique to colored pencil with acrylic paint and gesso.
These remarkable books and DVDs make great gifts for the floral artist in your life. Watercolor Quick & Easy with Joyce Faulknor (DVD) Follow along as Joyce demonstrates painting flowers in watercolor using unique approaches—mixing color directly on the surface …