Friday, 5 May 2017

The Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques

It's been my pleasure to be able to review three very different technique books. 
Creative Colouring Techniques is a good book for beginner colorers, using different materials and includes several colouring pages. 
Recently I looked at A New Guide to Coloring which would suit a colourer with a bit more experience. 
Now here is a book, devoted to various types of coloured pencils, that is not aimed at only colorers, but at artists in general.

Title:  Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques
Artists: Judy Martin

Here is my video flip through -

At a glance…..

Size - 222 x 222, 176 pages
Single-sided images - no
Images into the spine - not applicable

Who will love it - those who want to improve their colouring technique.

Here are my reviews, with links, of other technique books -

A New Guide to Coloring book - here.

Creative Colouring Techniques by Felicity French - here.

You can find out more …

Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques

Available at - Book Depository;

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There's plenty in this book for me to learn. I particularly the themed sections with masses of artists' work to inspire me. It may be the ultimate technique book for you to own. The book covers hard, soft, pastel pencils, graphite pencils and watercolour pencils.


After a brief foreword the book has a explanatory list of different materials you may need for using pencils. Following on is a comprehensive, well illustrated section on the many different techniques. Ranging from handling pencils through to frottage and sgraffito, there were several I didn't know about. 
Following these 74 pages on technique is a fantastic section on Themes. Those covered are landscapes, objects, nature, people & portraits and there are plenty of examples and an artist demonstration for each subject area.
The text is quite wordy and technical. However take a look at the quick flip through video to get the feel for this colourful book.

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