Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil: 64 step-by-step demos / 54 kinds of flowers

Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil: 64 step-by-step demos / 54 kinds of flowers

Gary Greene

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1440311455

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Master the Secret of Creating Spectacular Flowers in Colored Pencil

When 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 lily

Complete with advice on the best tools and reference materials, this unique guide helps you capture the beauty of flowers in colored pencil.

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edges with Magenta (Verithin) or Tuscan Red (Verithin). PETALS 6. Layer white area in center with Cool Grey 30%, 10%, leaving highlights free of color. 7. Layer dark values with Lavender. Layer Process Red, Carmine Red, Hot Pink. 8. Wash with Bestine and a cotton swab. 9. Burnish with White, including gray shadows from step 6. Don’t burnish darkest values or edge adjacent to white area. 10. Lightly burnish with Process Red, Carmine Red. Burnish with Hot Pink. Sharpen edges with Magenta

Yellow. Dab with Bestine and a no. 4 brush. 3. Redefine dark values with Hazel (Pablo). With sharpened imbibed eraser strip in an electric eraser, erase highlight areas. Dab with Bestine and a no. 4 brush. PETALS 4. Layer Sunburst Yellow. 5. Wash with Bestine and a cotton swab. 6. Layer Crimson Red, Pale Geranium Lake (Polychromos), Poppy Red. 7. Lightly burnish with Sunburst Yellow. 8. Burnish with Scarlet Lake. Lightly burnish with Dark Cadmium Yellow (Polychromos) where red meets

BUD 11. Layer shadows with Cool Grey 90%. Layer Dark Green, Olive Green, Apple Green, Lime Peel, Yellow Chartreuse. Wash with Bestine and a no. 8 brush. Burnish with Cream. Burnish with Lime Peel and Yellow Chartreuse. Sharpen edges with Olive Green (Verithin) or True Green (Verithin). primrose By Sherry Loomis COLOR PALETTE French Grey 90% Black Grape Raspberry Hot Pink Deco Pink Yellowed Orange Pale Vermilion Bronze Crimson Red Black Peacock Green Grass Green 1. Layer

Black (Pablo), Olive Green, Lime Peel. Lightly burnish with Cool Grey 10%. Burnish with Olive Green, Lime Peel. Sharpen edges with Olive Green (Verithin). tulip COLOR PALETTE Warm Grey 90% Olive Green Spanish Orange Yellowed Orange Sunburst Yellow Crimson Red Scarlet Lake Poppy Red White Crimson Red (Verithin) Deep Cobalt Green (Polychromos) French Grey 10% Olive Green (Verithin) Reference Photo FLOWER 1. Layer base of flower with Warm Grey 90%, Olive Green. Wash

underpainted with either water or solvent can be lightened easily with a kneaded eraser or an electric eraser equipped with an imbibed eraser strip. Color can then be layered, washed and burnished. Underpainting will cover paper more quickly but offers less control over color and yields less intense hues. Once again, the dahlia petal is used to demonstrate the underpainting technique. 1. Layer Goldenrod. 2. Wash with Bestine and a cotton swab. 3. Layer Sunburst Yellow and Canary Yellow.

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