Saturday, May 17, 2014

Great Book for Learning Colored Pencil Techniques

Colored pencils are so much more than the simple boxes of cheap pencils in the back-to-school department.  The New Colored Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch is a guide to the vast variety of pencils, from wax-based to watercolor.  Kristy offers all sorts of blending techniques, taking colored pencil art to places it’s never been before.

I found the examples amazing.  If I had not known this was a book about colored pencils, I might have thought some of the drawings were oil paintings.  Any artist who enjoys working in colored pencil should have this book as a reference.  The rest of us should have it just to enjoy the pictures.

This book will be published on May 20.  I received a free electonic review copy through NetGalley.