Saturday, 20 August 2011

The Complete Colored Pencil Book - review

UKCPS Signature Member, Pauline Longley, [see other posts re Pauline], has read and hereby reviews the new version of  Bernard Paoulin's book: 'The Complete Colored Pencil Book' [see my post of 8th August] for fellow readers of this blog:

Title:  The Complete Colored Pencil Book
Author:  Bernard Aimé Poulin
Publisher:  North Light Books
Originally published in 1992
New Revised edition 2011
Bernard’s original book first inspired me to buy a complete set of artist coloured pencils and have a go. Ten years on I still enjoy browsing the pages for inspiration and marvel at his beautiful portrayal of children.  The new revised edition has a few picture changes and the layout a little more eye catching but the text information is much the same.
For those who don’t have a copy of the original, this book is ideally suited for the beginner as well as those with more experience.  It gives advice on types of pencil, drawing surfaces and useful tools as well as demonstration on techniques: layering, burnishing, creating darks and working from photographs.   There are examples of other coloured pencil artists work as well as plenty of Bernard’s own.
This is a book I would not be without.
Pauline Longley
August 2011

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