Monday, August 11, 2014

Book Review - The New Colored Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch

I am so glad I chose The New Colored Pencil to is chock full of tips and information to not only help new artists, but every artist can learn from this book.  This is not a step-by-step lesson book, it is so much more.  It does give directions on different techniques, and it also fully explains the tools used for each technique.  I'm looking forward to school starting in a few weeks so I will have some free ALONE time in the studio to put everything I read into practice.

Here is some information about the author...
KRISTY ANN KUTCH has taught more than two hundred colored pencil and watercolor pencil workshops to artists and students nationwide. She is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil, and is a contributor to several colored pencil publications, including The Best of Colored PencilCreative Colored Pencil, and Colored Pencil Explorations. Her work has appeared in International Artist Magazine and Pratique des Arts. She also authored a DVD called Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, released by Artist Palette Productions. Kutch is a resident of Michigan City, Indiana.

Here are some examples of what is covered in this book (from the Crown Publishing website)...
With lessons in color theory, combining color media, creating and enhancing textures, and 
experimenting with new surfaces, each chapter spotlights a number of demonstrations to make even 
the most novice of drawers into an adept impressionist. Some examples of the simple, easy-to-follow 
lessons include: 
 Applying and Lifting Colored Pencil 
 Creating and Enhancing Textures with Colored Pencil 
 Compatible Surfaces for Waxy Colored Pencils 
 Getting the Most Out of Color 
 Combining Color Drawing Media 
For artists seeking new inspiration and perspectives on this exciting and diverse medium, The New 
Colored Pencil will be the ideal go-to guide.

How do you like to learn new techniques?  Are you a reader?  Or a you-tube surfer?  I like books....they can last forever. :0)

Be blessed,

 "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."
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