In this new edition of the indispensable and easy-to-use guide, readers can discover the art of coloured pencils and improve their drawing skills with these fully updated instructions.
Step-by-step directions will guide them through a range of blending, mark-making and mixed media techniques to build on their drawing abilities and introduce them to a range of new effects. This book includes a comprehensive guide to colour and composition, and all the tools, materials and equipment the reader will need to capture a range of subjects, from still-life studies to holiday sketching and portraiture. A gallery of inspirational works from other artists and an image bank of copyright-free photographs will both inspire readers and help them to get started straight away.
Jane Strother has worked across a wide range of media in her career as an artist and teacher. She currently teaches workshops on oil pastels, drawing, painting and printmaking, and gives talks and demos about her own work. Jane has won prizes and exhibited widely across the UK. As an illustrator, she has had work published by Saatchi Design, Reader's Digest, Longman, Heinemann, Penguin and Random House. She lives in Oxfordshire.