- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: North Light Books (25 April 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581809573
- ISBN-13: 978-1581809572
- Product Dimensions: 28.3 x 21.9 x 1.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 368,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Masterful Color: Vibrant Colored Pencil Paintings Layer by Layer Hardcover – 25 Apr 2008
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About the Author
Arlene Steinberg is a signature member of the Coloured Pencil Society of America. Her paintings have been selected for prestigious fine art shows and exhibitions, where she has won several awards.
Top Customer Reviews
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely book full of information. Seller sent very quickly.Published 4 months ago by Mrs. D. M. Davison
Very helpful tips and step by step demonstrations on layering with coloured pencils.Published on 19 May 2015 by MRS B BIRD
An essential for the colour pencil artist! With excellent practice examples to try out for yourself. All you need to know..Published on 23 Jun. 2014 by Anne K
This is one of the best coloured pencil books that I have purchased.
It gives quite a few practice pieces in the back of the book. Read more