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Masterful Color: Vibrant Colored Pencil Paintings Layer by Layer Paperback – Illustrated, 30 Sep 2011
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About the Author
Arlene Steinberg worked as a textile and wallpaper designer for over 20 years. After retiring from that industry, she put her talents towards creating realistic paintings in coloured pencil. Since then, her coloured pencil paintings have won many awards. Arlene teaches her techniques in Long Island, New York, where she lives, as well as nationally and in Canada. Her work can be viewed at www.arlenesteinberg.com.
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It starts with the basics and works up to a very comprehensive technique using a range of projects. Without relying heavily on drawing skill this builds up technique through a range of projects that are taken step by step. As it uses photographs for source material everything you need is in the book. It's not a book for beginners in drawing but it won't leave them behind either. It will take both beginners and experienced colourists (from other media) to an advanced level. I would never have chosen coloured pencils for drawing glass nor considered them for intense colour. It's their subtelty in portraiture and botannicals that I'd used them for. Not now.
This book has changed the way I think about CP's now. My paintings/drawings have a depth and intensity of colour that almost takes my breath away. Details stand out from the other side of the room instead of looking washed out when you stand back. Portraits are more vivid, birthday cards have an almost photographic realness. You have to look twice to realise they're drawn images.
The book did inspire me, but not in the way I expected.
This is a book of instruction and delight. It handles fundamentals in small manageable projects without trivialising them. Each project, while excerpted from a larger work, is a satisfying and finished piece of art in itself.
I'm thrilled with this book and what it's done for my drawing.
I've been using it for a year now.
Bob Ebdon, Founder of the UK Coloured pencil Society.
Wonderful examples though of what can be done using pencils. I'm inspired!
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