Drawing: Colored Pencil Basics – Walter Foster


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Discover the secrets to creating beautiful, realistic coloured pencil drawings. Whether you’re a novice or an accomplished artist just getting started with coloured pencil, get all the instruction and inspiration you need to master this versatile medium. By starting with the necessary supplies and basic techniques, this colourful, comprehensive guidebook gives you a solid foundation so you can work through each stunning project with ease and joy.

Named One of the 54 Best Coloured Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority, artist Cynthia Knox first teaches the fundamentals: tools and materials, coloured pencil techniques, colour basics, the basic shapes drawing method, the grid method, using photo references, and more. She explores blending, burnishing, and layering colours, plus a range of styles and techniques for creating your works of art in coloured pencil.

After learning the basics of drawing in coloured pencil, move on to the step-by-step lessons, which demonstrate how to draw strikingly realistic still life and animals. Each drawing project in this book focuses on a specific technique. Included drawing projects are a fall leaf, a colourful cupcake, a butterfly on a flower – to name a few – all in gorgeous, realistic detail. A reference photograph is used for each project, so you can learn how to transform your everyday photographs into beautiful pieces of art with only paper and coloured pencils.


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Author / Artist Information

Cynthia Knox is an award-winning artist who specializes in works of traditional realism. She has authored 15 art-instructional books and teaches workshops in the United States, internationally, and on cruises. She also teaches classes online with Bluprint. Cynthia is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a juried member of The International Guild of Realism, and a commissioned portrait artist. Her artwork is in shows and private collections and on her website at www.cynthiaknox.com. Cynthia lives in Upstate New York.

MEDIUM: Drawing & Illustration, Pencil

SERIES: How to Draw & Paint

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781633228443

SIZE: 260.35mm x 349.25 mm

PUBLISHED: March 3, 2020


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