The New Colored Pencil: Create Luminous Works with Innovative Materials and Techniques

The New Colored Pencil: Create Luminous Works with Innovative Materials and Techniques

Kristy Ann Kutch

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 0770436935

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Start coloring, relieve stress, and learn to create radiant, original works of art using colored pencils, wax pastels, and watercolor pencils.

Add vibrancy to your coloring creations with instruction from best-selling author and teacher Kristy Kutch as she guides you through recommendations for the newest colored pencil brands, best drawing surfaces, and groundbreaking techniques.

Including easy step-by-step demonstrations and inspiring art from today’s best colored pencil artists, The New Colored Pencil shows you how to use color theory to your advantage, combine color media, create and enhance textures, and experiment with surfaces to create phenomenal effects. Whether you use traditional wax-based, or watercolor colored pencils, The New Colored Pencil will take your creative art pieces to a whole new level.

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dabbed against heavy layers of colored pencil can give a mottled, earthy effect. The kneaded eraser is useful for more than simply stroking away sketch lines. This inexpensive gray eraser can be firmly pressed onto layered colored pencil pigment, then lifted to create mottled textures. Once lifted, it pulls off a little of the top layer of pigment, leaving a hazy or dusky effect. Following the same procedure, reusable adhesive putty, often called poster putty or sticky tack, is also effective

painting and see how stunning your aquarelle pencil art can be. Mount St. Helens Rebirth, Kristy Ann Kutch, CPSA, 2013, 9” × 12”, colored pencil, watercolor pencil, and wax pastel on Colourfix sanded pastel paper. Mount St. Helens, which erupted in May 1980, is now a national monument, much of it still resembling a moonscape. The white stump in the foreground which appears to be driftwood is actually what remains of a tree after the extreme heat, smothering ash, and fury struck the pristine

very easy and inexpensive to create an attractive airbrushed effect for your background. Using watercolor pencils, a soft toothbrush, and low-tack frisket film, a spattered background is a speedy and loose solution. It takes some practice flicking the pigment with a toothbrush, but the resulting effect can be well worth it. All of the permanent pencils I used for this demonstration were Caran d’Ache Pablo pencils, with Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle pencils for the spattered background. 1 I

of the leaves. For gloss and depth, I added traditional non-watercolor pencils over the dried watercolor pencil layer. I gave the tulips extra shimmer with strokes of a blending pencil and some repeated layers of waxy, permanent pencil. Tulip Cascade, Kristy Ann Kutch, CPSA, 2012, 20” × 15”, colored pencil and watercolor pencil on Crescent hot-press watercolor board. Call it what you will, an underpainting or a grisaille creates depth. Noting where the highlights and the shadowy contours

Design pencils yield the lovely translucency of subtle veils of color. Faber-Castell, Irojiten, Koh-I-Noor, and Lyra pencils all tout their resistance to wax bloom, due to the chemistry of their pencil composition and the quality of the art waxes they use. This is an enlarged image of wax bloom. Non-Photo and Sketch-Friendly Tools Three inexpensive types of colored pencils, one from Caran d’Ache and two from Sanford, are valuable accessories for creating line drawings and adding

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