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Apr 27, 2012
| ISBN 9781440311550
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Apr 27, 2012 | ISBN 9781440311550
Master the Secret of Creating Spectacular Flowers in Colored PencilWhen it comes to choosing a subject, flowers are a perennial favorite for artists because of their exciting variety and complexity of color, texture and details. It’s amazing, then, that their vibrant natures can be captured so realistically with the simple and direct medium of colored pencil.The “secret” is making the most of colored pencil’s distinctive translucent properties with techniques such as layering, burnishing and underpainting. Gary Greene–along with six other respected colored pencil artists–shows you how in 64 step-by-step demonstrations. Arranged from azalea to zinnia for easy reference, these demonstrations detail the methods and specific colors for creating a variety of flowers, including:anthurium • amaryllis • aster • begonia • bird of paradise • cactus flower • calla lily • camellia • carnation • chrysanthemum • cineraria • crocus • columbine • daffodil • dahlia • Easter cactus • foxglove • fuchsia • geranium • Gerbera daisy • gladiolus • hibiscus • hydrangea • hyacinth • iris • lily • lupine • magnolia • marigold • nasturtium • passion flower • peony • petunia • poinsettia • poppy • primrose • rhododendron • slipperwort • snapdragon • sunflower • trillium • tulip • water lilyComplete with advice on the best tools and reference materials, this unique guide helps you capture the beauty of flowers in colored pencil.
Gary Greene is a teacher and author of four colored pencil books and several Artist’s Photo Reference books. His work has appeared in many books and magazines, and his paintings have won national and international awards. He has conducted workshops,… More about Gary Greene
“There’s a lot of useful information here and it’s concisely presented, so that those who want to work by example rather than wading through acres of text will be well served.” —Art Book Review
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