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Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil

By Gary Greene

Format: Paperback

SKU# Y3381

You’ll Love This Flower Drawing Book If:

  • You want to create more realistic flowers using colored pencils
  • You love using different types of colored pencils
  • You love the colored pencil instruction of Gary Greene

Create realistic bouquets using colored pencils in this top colored pencil book from Gary Greene. Use techniques such as underpainting, burnishing and layering in order to create a translucent, realistic flower. Using these simple approaches to colored pencil drawing techniques you’ll learn how to draw flowers, from Azaleas to Orchids, Daffodils to Zinnias.

More than 50 flowers are represented in Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil. This book by Gary Greene also includes a list of all the materials and tools you’ll need to learn how to draw easy flowers step-by-step and recreate these demonstrations on your own paper.

In Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil You’ll Learn:

  • How to layer, burnish & create strong underpaintings in colored pencil
  • Tips & techniques for drawing & painting a wide range of flowers that have a radiant or translucent quality
  • How to pick the right materials & tools for your flower colored pencil drawings

A Word From the Author:

"Because colored pencil paintings require a great deal of time to produce (I may spend over 500 hours on a single painting), working from live subjects or en plein air is impractical, if not impossible, so I work exclusively from photographs that I compose specifically for art subjects." — Gary Greene

Check Out This Excerpt From Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil:

There are three types of colored pencils: wax-based, oil-based and water-soluble. The pigment in wax-based pencils in bound with wax: in oil-based pencils it’s bound with vegetable oil. Wax- and oil-based pencils are similar in almost every respect except that oil-based pencils do no exhibit “wax bloom,” a filmy residue or glaze which may appear over heavily applied layers of pigment. Wax bloom is caused by wax rising to the surface.

Water-soluble pencils are usually drier and harder than wax or oil pencils. They don’t lend themselves as well to heavy applications of pigment used in techniques such as burnishing. All three types of colored pencil can be used together.

Check out this free Cineraria and Tulip painting exercise from Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil

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SKU Y3381
Additional Feature 230 Color Illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Gary Greene
File/Trim Size 8.25''w x 10.88''h
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440311451
Number Of Pages 128

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