Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil by Gary Greene

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Master the Secret of Creating Spectacular Flowers in Colored Pencil

When it comes to choosing a subject, flowers are a perennial favorite for artists because of their exciting variety and complexity of color, texture and details. It's amazing, then, that their vibrant natures can be captured so realistically with the simple and direct medium of colored pencil.

The "secret" is making the most of colored pencil's distinctive translucent properties with techniques such as layering, burnishing and underpainting. Gary Greene--along with six other respected colored pencil artists--shows you how in 64 step-by-step demonstrations. Arranged from azalea to zinnia for easy reference, these demonstrations detail the methods and specific colors for creating a variety of flowers, including:

anthurium • amaryllis • aster • begonia • bird of paradise • cactus flower • calla lily • camellia • carnation • chrysanthemum • cineraria • crocus • columbine • daffodil • dahlia • Easter cactus • foxglove • fuchsia • geranium • Gerbera daisy • gladiolus • hibiscus • hydrangea • hyacinth • iris • lily • lupine • magnolia • marigold • nasturtium • passion flower • peony • petunia • poinsettia • poppy • primrose • rhododendron • slipperwort • snapdragon • sunflower • trillium • tulip • water lily

Complete with advice on the best tools and reference materials, this unique guide helps you capture the beauty of flowers in colored pencil.

 

About Gary Greene

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Gary Greene’s colored pencil paintings and articles have appeared in various books and magazines, including International Artist, American Artist and The Encyclopedia of Colored Pencil Techniques. Gary’s paintings have won national and international awards, and his work has been purchased and showcased by corporations around the world. He has conducted workshops, demonstrations and lectures nationally and internationally since 1985. He is a fifteen-year signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and served on its founding Board of Directors for six years.
 
Published April 27, 2012 by North Light Books. 128 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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