With Modern Colored Pencil, discover how to use basic drawing techniques and concepts to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art.
Learn to use colored pencils and watercolor pencils to create vibrant, exciting works of art!Modern Colored Pencil delves into all the basic techniques and concepts required to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art. Talented artist Chelsea Ward takes you on a lively, easy-to-follow exploration of colored pencils in this book, which is packed with creative exercises and projects designed to show you how to work with the versatile, approachable colored pencil medium. The Modern series of books offers a fun, contemporary approach to working with traditional art media, demonstrating that with the right type of instruction, encouragement, and tips, drawing and painting success can be achieved by any artist or creative type. Modern Colored Pencil begins with a brief introduction to various tools, such as pencils (including colored pencils, graphite pencils, and watercolor pencils), papers, and other tools. This handy book also demonstrates often-complicated concepts, such as color mixing, shading, texture, and more, in an easy, approachable manner. Once you have a handle on the basics, explore how to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and create various marks and textures. From beautiful florals and nature motifs to animals and everyday items, Modern Colored Pencil provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning how to create vivid artwork in colored pencil.
Chelsea Ward is an art teacher and maker of one-of-a-kind creations. Chelsea, who holds a BFA in studio art from University of Texas at Austin, currently manages her small business, Sketchy Notions, and an Etsy shop of custom treasures; teaches art lessons through Arts Outreach; co-hosts Bellissima Art Retreats with Gypsy Studios in Tuscany; and is the head chalk scribbler with Chalk by Chels. She is also the artist behind Cursive Cursing, a line of swear-word greeting cards. Her work has been featured in Elite Wedding Collection and The Knot, among other publications. Chelsea is the author of Modern Drawing and Your Year in Art (both from Walter Foster Publishing). She lives in Los Olivos, California. www.chelseawardart.com
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