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Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil

Learn to draw beautiful still life in colored pencil

Cynthia Knox



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Walter Foster Publishing
02 July 2020
Drawing & drawings; Art techniques & principles
Rendering artwork that leaves your viewers contemplating whether a piece might actually be a photograph is no easy task! Perfect for both aspiring and established artists, Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil is an easy-to-understand guidebook that shows you the secrets to drawing lifelike still life artwork in the dynamic medium of coloured pencil. If you want to learn how to render realistic still life using a wide range of techniques, this approachable, engaging guide is just the resource. After an introduction to the basic tools and materials, you will discover a variety of basic coloured-pencil techniques, such as: * Hatching * Crosshatching * Shading * Blending * Layering * Burnishing * And much more! In addition, you will find more complex techniques for creating realistic still life, including how to render various textures like glass, wood, porcelain, flower petals, and others. Throughout the book, expert artist and art instructor Cynthia Knox offers tips and techniques for using layers to build colour and depth, establishing dramatic and moody backgrounds, and working with hidden colours to achieve realistic effects. Also included is valuable information for connecting all of the elements for polished and professional results. Packed with easy-to- follow instructions, plenty of helpful tips, and beautiful artwork and photographs to inspire, Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for taking your coloured-pencil art to the next level.
By:   Cynthia Knox
Imprint:   Walter Foster Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 296mm,  Width: 222mm, 
ISBN:   9781633228689
ISBN 10:   1633228681
Series:   Realistic Series
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   02 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction Tools & Materials Techniques Color Basics Creating a Pleasing Composition Working from Photographs Creating Realistic Still-Life Textures Putting It All Together Project 1: Poppies Project 2: Peaches Project 3: Macarons Project 4: Sunflowers Project 5: Meringues About the Artist

Cynthia Knox is an award-winning artist who specializes in works of traditional realism. She is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a juried member of the International Guild of Realism, commissioned portrait artist, and occasional art instructor. Her artwork is in shows, private collections, and on her website at She currently lives in Clifton Park, New York.

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