Artist Daily publishes free eBook covering expert colored pencil techniques

Loveland, Colo.: Artist Daily offers free colored pencil drawing lessons for artists to create faster, richer effects in colored pencil drawings. The results from techniques featured in the eBook show how rewarding colored pencil art can be.
July 13, 2012 - PRLog -- The free eBook can be downloaded online:

As a medium, colored pencils are rapidly growing to a higher level of appreciation in the art world today. Artist Daily has compiled free tips and techniques for achieving fresh and innovative effects using colored pencils in this free eBook. Many artists over the years have come to find out that color pencils are a very non-forgiving medium. However, following this free tutorial, artists can discover how fulfilling and uplifting working with color pencils to be.

Colored pencil art is on the rise. Many artists want the lushness of color and the precision of a drawing implement, and the ability to mix the two with their painting practices as well. Using colored pencils is a way to have all of this. In the new free eBook, Colored Pencil Techniques: Create Faster, Richer Effects in Your Colored Pencil Drawings, artist Janie Gildow gives a colored pencil tutorial based on her own artistic practices that show just how adaptable colored pencils can be.

The instruction covered in the free color pencil drawing eBook will help artists:

-   Understand what makes the medium so special and versatile
-   Master techniques of layering colored pencil over watercolor washes and using colored pencil on various surfaces
-   Learn to use a color wheel developed to help produce tints, tones, shades, and complements

The free eBook explains the importance of understanding a color wheel model created by one renowned artist to help students produce tints, tones, shades, and color complements. This helps save a lot of time when trying to figure out what happens when you combine colors in specific ways. It takes some experience in working with the medium to know how to judge which will be the best approach to realizing one's intentions. One may have difficulty choosing the colors they'll need for layering local color, highlighting colors, forming shadow colors, and punching in cast shadows. The Color Predictor explains how to develop tints, tones, shades, and complements in color pencil art.
Another colored pencil technique Gildow covers is building up the surface of the paper with layers of pastel, spraying a light mist of fixative, and then drawing with colored pencil. "Layers of pastel can create a slightly rougher texture once they are sealed with fixative," she explains. In her exploration of colored pencil, Gildow also became interested in working on colored papers and boards. She later experimented with other types of colored board and paper, because the toned surface helped unify the composition and reduce the amount of time required to complete a satisfying drawing.

The free eBook can be downloaded online:

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