The New Colored Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch

Book description:

If you want to create colorful, radiant works of art, colored pencil and related color media (wax pastels, watercolor pencils, and so on) provide you with limitless options for adding vibrancy to your creations. In The New Colored Pencil, artist and instructor Kristy Ann Kutch guides you through the latest developments in color drawing media with examples of and recommendations for the newest pencil brands, drawing surfaces, and groundbreaking techniques (including using the Grid Method, grating pigments, blending with heat, and more). Supported by step-by-step demonstrations and showcasing inspiring art from some of today’s best colored pencil artists, The New Colored Pencil shows you how to use color theory to your advantage, combine color media, create and enhance textures, and experiment with surfaces to create interesting effects. Whether you use traditional wax-based, or watercolor colored pencils, The New Colored Pencil will take your art to the next level.

My review:

This is a lovely book. I was amazed at the beautiful pictures that were created with colored pencils! I have to admit that I am not a very good artist, but I learned a lot from this book.

Kutch shared many different techniques, many that I have never encountered before, and then provided step by step instructions on how to practice the techniques. She started with traditional colored pencils, and then progress to water-soluble colored pencils. In all honesty, I had no idea there were so many different types of colored pencils to choose from, or that you could do so many different things with colored pencils.

I can’t say that this book made me a better artist, but I can say that I know a lot more about drawing with colored pencils. If you are an artist, or know someone who is, this is a great book! It will inspire innovation, creativity, and encourage you to stretch your limits with drawing with colored pencils. It is a very interesting and educational book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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