Author: Cindy Wider
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Where to buy: Amazon
Who for: beginners, artists, art tutors, art students, reference
There are books, there are good books, and there are excellent books. Cindy Wider's book is excellent.
Whether you are a beginner just picked up a bundle of coloured pencils and want to create art work, or you are a seasoned artist thinking of exploring coloured pencils this book is a must have.
Wider covers all the essentials to creating art with coloured pencils. She guides the reader right from the first steps of what equipment is needed right through to understanding colour mixing and controlling colour tones.
The book is set out as a Seven Week course in coloured pencils. For example, The first week explores the key techniques: Sharp and dull pencil points, gradations, blending and so on. The following sections delve deeper in the methods of using coloured pencils.
|The book explores the most important techniques a coloured pencils artist must know|
The book stands out in many ways, I don't want to spoil the enjoyment for you! But in particular I do like Wider's tips and advice on organising yourself, getting materials around you, and very importantly keeping motivated and focussed.
The book is very well illustrated which is extremely important in a how-to book.
The techniques are explained in detail and supported with excellent illustrations and are relevant to the beginning artist.
|Wider covers the essentials for making your coloured pencils journey not only a pleasure but a success too.|
|Coloured pencils techniques are well illustrated and explained|
I highly recommend Cindy Wider's book; Wider genuinely shares her knowledge and expertise with her readers, the tutorials are well planned and geared for beginning coloured pencils users.
|Cindy Wider at work|
You might be interested in other books by Cindy Wider on using pencils:
12 Charcoal Techniques: A complete five week course
6 Pencils Techniques: A complete two week course
both can be obtained from Amazon.