In this new edition of the indispensable and easy-to-use guide, you can discover the art of coloured pencils and improve your drawing skills with these fully updated instructions. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through a range of blending, mark-making and mixed media techniques to build on your drawing abilities and introduce you to a range of new effects. This book includes a comprehensive guide to colour and composition, and all the tools, materials and equipment you need to capture a range of subjects, from still-life studies to holiday sketching and portraiture. A gallery of inspirational works from other artists and an image bank of copyright-free photographs will both inspire and help you to get started straight away.
Jane Strother has worked across a wide range of media in her career as an artist and teacher. She currently teaches workshops on oil pastels, drawing, painting and printmaking, and gives talks and demos about her own work. Jane has won prizes and exhibited widely across the UK. As an illustrator, she has had work published by Saatchi Design, Reader's Digest, Longman, Heinemann, Penguin and Random House. She lives in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.