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Masterful Color

Book Description

Masterful Color will redefine the way you think about colored pencils. By employing classic techniques such as tonal under painting, chiaroscuro and color layering, you will achieve a depth and intensity of color that rivals the celebrated paintings of the Old Masters. • 15 step-by-step demonstrations teach a classic approach to color, value and composition • features a gorgeous range of subject matter, from luscious fruits and flowers to shimmering porcelain, crystal, silver, glass and more • all the lessons come together in a grand, start-to-finish painting demonstration, from initial concept to final touches

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. About the Author
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Contents
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1
    1. The Basics
    2. What You Need
    3. Photography 101
    4. Working With Reference Photos
    5. From Idea to Paper
    6. Applying Colored Pencil
  10. Chapter 2
    1. Composition
    2. Composition Guidelines
    3. Planning a Good Composition
    4. Recognizing Good Composition
  11. Chapter 3
    1. Color and Value
    2. Demo: Hues and the Color Wheel
    3. Color Relationships
    4. The Importance of Values
    5. Training Your Eyes to See Color and Value
    6. Color Influences Color
    7. The Masters’ Use of Chiaroscuro
    8. Understanding Underpainting
    9. Underpainting for Colored Pencils
    10. Using Grayed Complements for Darker Values
  12. Chapter 4
    1. Underpainting
    2. Step-by-Step Demonstrations
    3. Underpainting for Reds
    4. Using Purples for Richer Yellow Shadows
    5. Underpainting for Dark Blues and Greens
    6. Underpainting for Pinks and Peaches
  13. Chapter 5
    1. Richer Whites, Grays and Blacks
    2. Step-by-Step Demonstrations
    3. Colorful Whites and Blacks
    4. Grays Without Gray Pencils
    5. Reflective Whites and Metals
  14. Chapter 6
    1. Textures and Patterns
    2. Step-by-Step Demonstrations
    3. Dramatic Light and Shadow
    4. Textures and Fabric
    5. Using Complements for More Color
  15. Chapter 7
    1. Reflections
    2. Step-by-Step Demonstrations
    3. Objects Through Glass
    4. Colorful Reflections
    5. Cut Crystal
    6. Backlit Glass
  16. Chapter 8
    1. Putting It All Together
    2. The Masters’ Inspiration
    3. Setting Up Your Still Life
    4. Choosing the Best Reference Photo
    5. Fine-Tuning Your Reference
    6. Step-by-Step Demonstrations
    7. Creating Your Own Masterpiece
  17. Conclusion
  18. Prismacolor Color Chart
  19. Line Drawings
  20. Index