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Flowers: A Step-By-Step Guide to Master Realist Techniques in Graphite and Colored Pencil Painting

Flowers: A Step-By-Step Guide to Master Realist Techniques in Graphite and Colored Pencil Painting [Kindle Edition]

Veronica Winters
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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This book is created for beginners in art who would like to open up their creative side and engage in drawing flowers. With over 20 step-vy-step demos the book covers the basics of realist drawing that includes art materials section, color theory and color mixing, line types, textural effects, gesture, proportion, perspective, composition, blending techniques, layering in the darks, etc. In the book the artist demonstrates step-by-step how to draw various flower shapes from pictures in graphite and colored pencil. The art book gives wealth of information as well as ideas and inspiration for any student age 10 and above.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 25425 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: UltraMax Publishing (29 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004H8GUTQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #288,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The introduction and materials sections very good. The colour mixing section very useful and informative. I thought the lessons could be more detailed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rose 13 Jan 2014
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It is helpful, but it didn't have the information i needed to begin to draw flower. The artist's painting are Great!, though. I am inspired by them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars flowers: a step-by- step guide 17 May 2014
By judith
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I choose this book because it covered everything I wanted to know on the subject of flower painting in graphite and colored pencil.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Quite disappointed, actually 2 April 2011
By Susan Novreske - Published on
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I bought this pricey tome and read the book cover-to-cover; it was bland reading. I write this not to disrespect the author but because it was a money-loss for me. I was looking for more substance and was disappointed that this seems to have little new to say and it struck me as "instruction light" that could have benefited from a strong editorial hand. I should have paid more attention to the subtitle's inclusion of "beginner". If you own no other books in colored pencil or graphite, this may be the one for you, I don't know. If you have many other pencil books, as I do, this will tread little new ground. It's not a cheap book, and I regret the purchase.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For Any Beginning Artist 5 Mar 2011
By Stelli Munnis - Published on
One of the most intimidating moments for a beginning artist is sitting down to begin a new project, photograph or image in hand, and staring down at a blank page without any idea of where to begin. In Veronica Winters' latest book, Flowers, she provides artists with useful step-by-step instructions on drawing beautiful flowers using graphite and colored pencils. Winters does a great job demonstrating how to break down an image into smaller shapes and forms so one knows what to put down on the paper first. The book contains 21 demonstrations, starting with exercises that are fairly simple to those that require a higher level of skill.

Flowers is chock-full of close-up photographs of flowers, and colorful drawings by the artist. In the book, Winters provides several tips and techniques, including how to hold your pencil, how to see shapes, values, and colors, how to create compositions, as well as information on the application of color, layering, burnishing and blending. The book also contains chapters on color theory, and framing and marketing tips. Flowers is a must have for any beginning artist, even those wishing to draw other subjects, because what one learns from being able to accurately see and draw floral shapes and forms, creates a solid foundation that can be applied to any other art form.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I should have listened to the reviews. 11 April 2011
By David de Frescheville - Published on
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Very disappointing. What a lazy book. Speaking in an informal tone, show a lack of discipline and desire to really edit what you say and how you are teaching. The "step by step" instructions miss a lot of steps. Its like a recipe book without the instructions for the recipes. Most of them do NOT tell you what types of strokes were used, what SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES used on each flower, dont tell you how she blended colors (which color she put first, how she layered the colors, not even the specific colors that were used. many times shell say "I used a lot of greens and pinks and yellows!" Are you kidding! The marketing section basically gives you a list of where you can sell art: in coffee shops, libraries, art galleries (really?) and on social networking sites. Its about 1 1/2 pages! Dont waste your money!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired me to go back to my colored pencils. 18 Dec 2013
By valerie - Published on
A novice with color pencil, and needing further instruction I found "flowers" To be helpful in my learning process. I have not yet completed all of the demonstrations in the textbook but, I am enjoying them. I do know a little bit of CP techniques so, when I read some of the other reviews I thought this would be perfect for me :-) It was! I think a beginner would also find this book helpful as well If you read the book, then follow the exercises, you will learn a lot....this book may not tell you what stroke to use per each exercise but, I feel I'm the artist The choices were outlined in the text therefore,the decision in mine for my own unique work.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Sep 2013
By Richelle - Published on
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If you are an artist of floral things, and are excited about colored pencils this is the book for you. Although some of the techniques are explained faster than others, it explains the basics which is good.
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