Still Life in Colored Pencil (Realistic series)

Learn to draw lifelike still life art in vibrant colored pencil

Cynthia Knox
AUD $29.99

Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil provides beginning-to-intermediate artists with a comprehensive, easy-to-follow, and engaging guide to creating lifelike still life in coloured pencil, utilising a wide range of techniques.

Rendering artwork that leaves your viewers contemplating whether a piece might actually be a photograph is no easy task! Perfect for both aspiring and established artists, Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil is an easy-to-understand guidebook that shows you the secrets to drawing lifelike still life artwork in the dynamic medium of coloured pencil. If you want to learn how to render realistic still life using a wide range of techniques, this approachable, engaging guide is just the resource. After an introduction to the basic tools and materials, you will discover a variety of basic coloured-pencil techniques, such as:

• Hatching
• Crosshatching
• Shading
• Blending
• Layering
• Burnishing
• And much more!

In addition, you will find more complex techniques for creating realistic still life, including how to render various textures like glass, wood, porcelain, flower petals, and others. Throughout the book, expert artist and art instructor Cynthia Knox offers tips and techniques for using layers to build colour and depth, establishing dramatic and moody backgrounds, and working with "hidden" colours to achieve realistic effects. Also included is valuable information for connecting all of the elements for polished and professional results. Packed with easy-to- follow instructions, plenty of helpful tips, and beautiful artwork and photographs to inspire, Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for taking your coloured-pencil art to the next level.

Author bio:

Cynthia Knox is an award-winning artist who specializes in works of traditional realism. She is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a juried member of the International Guild of Realism, commissioned portrait artist, and occasional art instructor. Her artwork is in shows, private collections, and on her website at She currently lives in Clifton Park, New York.

Category: Art techniques
ISBN: 9781633228689
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Pub Date: July 2020
Page Extent: 144
Format: Paperback
Subject: Art techniques & principles