Shawn Falchetti, CPSA

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Colored Pencil Solution Book

This is a must have for the colored pencil artist! The opening section includes a great overview of the different brands of colored pencil and their characteristics - this is one of the few books that has laid this all out in table form. The next section covers the usual basics - what tools you'll need, what makes a good composition, then it's on to the solutions. The book is structured as pages labeled with questions, such as "Can I liquefy the pigment of dry colored pencils?" , and then answers. The handling of tough surfaces and textures is broken down so clearly that you'll wonder why you ever thought it was challenging. At the end of the book, line drawings are provided from many of the examples, so you can transfer the outline and attempt the drawing yourself.

I can't begin to say how much I learned from this book, and I still reference it. This is a must buy!