*Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority*
Modern Colored Pencil delves into all the basic techniques and concepts required to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art. Talented artist and author of Your Year in Art and Modern Drawing (both from Walter Foster Publishing) Chelsea Ward takes you on a lively, easy-to-follow exploration of colored pencils in this book. It is packed with creative exercises and projects designed to show you how to work with the versatile, approachable colored pencil medium.
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.
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.
Also in the Modern Series:Modern Acrylic, Modern Drawing, and Modern Watercolor.
Chelsea Ward is an artist, author, and art instructor who loves to watercolor. Her stationery business, Sketchy Notions, features her original illustrations and hand-lettering. Chelsea, who holds a BFA in studio art from University of Texas at Austin, also travels to teach art workshops and hosts annual retreats in Italy with her other business, Wanderful Retreats. She is the author of Modern Drawing, Your Year in Art, Modern Colored Pencil, and Art Made Easy: Easy Drawing (Walter Foster Publishing). Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband, two cats, and lots of plants. Learn more at www.chelseawardart.com