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Exploring colored pencil
Angelo, Sandra.
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Publication Information:
Worcester, MA : Davis Publications, Inc., [1999]

Physical Description:
xv, 144 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Central Library NC892 .A543 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library NC892 .A543 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The sumptuous tones of colored pencil are surpassed only by their astounding versatility and simplicity. Filled with inspiring pictures, this lively manual covers methods, materials, blending colors, design techniques, composition, perspective, and drawing animals, humans, the great outdoors, still lifes, and more. "For all levels.... Students rewarded with a rich array of ideas and styles."-- Library Journal.

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Library Journal Review

Colored pencils are remarkably versatile, providing endless possible effects, whether on paper, wood, or fabric. Moreover, pencils cost less than other media and require few accessories. Angelo, the author/producer of 16 instructional videos and four books, intends Exploring Colored Pencils for all levels, but beginners will find the book intimidating. Intermediate and advanced students will, however, be rewarded with a rich array of ideas and styles. Professional artist and teacher Cook's Coloured Pencils is a good, inexpensive volume for personal use but at 64 pages is quite brief. Libraries have better, more comprehensive choices, such as Gildow and Newton's Colored Pencil Solution Book. Accomplished professionals, the authors cover crucial beginning topics, such as setup, technique, color theory, texture, and light in depth. Their format is crisp and easy to understand, even when concerned with advanced concepts like liquefying pigment, building up foundation color, and the effects of water reflections, coarse linen, or intricate lace. Of the three, this one is recommended unequivocally. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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