Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner: Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Artist

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated, 1998 - Art - 128 pages
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This new addition to a sucessful series is a sophisticated primer for readers who aeriously want to develop a professional career specializing in an art medium with great commercial potential. The book opens with a review of the methods of unique to colored pencil, its handling properties, and breadth of color range. Readers are shown how to create illusions of form, volume, and space, and how to avoid overworking a picture by learning to see when it's finished. Then the author shares her special techniques for the most popular genres, still life and landscape, and for nontraditional subjects as well. She concludes with an insightful discussion on personal style and becoming a professional artist.

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Art instruction books are often dull and lifeless and its lessons hard to apply. This book is lively its illustrations beautiful and the text is very userfriendly.While the author may seem a bit full ... Read full review

Covers the basics and lots more. Best book on CP

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I borrowed this book from the library over the summer and was so impressed that I bought it. When my classes started back this term I loaned it to my art professor. She liked it as well. As a matter ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Bet Borgeson is the author of one of Watson-Guptill's all-time best-sellers—The Colored Pencil. Her work is published widely in the United States and Europe, and she intructs ongoing workshops. Borgeson lives in Portland, Oregon.

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