Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media

Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1440338396

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Easy colored pencil techniques for your nature-inspired mixed-media collages!

Discover the beautiful bits of nature all around you and learn unique ways to incorporate them into your mixed-media collages with the help of Colored Pencil Collage. You will learn all the basics you need to use colored pencils in your nature paintings. Then you will practice creating and arranging appealing designs and compositions. Finally, 17 collage projects demonstrate mixed-media techniques for a variety of surfaces as well as featuring in-depth instruction for creating life-like nature drawings. Whether it's feathers, butterflies, flowers or leaves, you'll be inspired to look to mother nature for future projects!

  • 28 lessons teach composition, design and colored pencil techniques
  • 17 mixed-media projects
  • 21 drawing templates to help you get started

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The edges of the small butterfly’s wings are French Grey 70% lines. The edges of the medium and large butterflies’ wings are filled with circular strokes of French Grey 70% first, then lines of French Grey 70%. The small butterfly has spots inside the wings outlined with a light touch of French Grey 70%. The medium and large butteflies’ wing vein lines are done with a very sharp French Grey 70%. STEP 11: Deepen the Colored Pencil Shading Deepen the body and tail shading with Espresso. The

possibly imagine. Paint I like DecoArt Americana Acrylics. I know how to mix colors but appreciate the convenience of it already being done for me. I love their matte finish and easy blendability. They are easily found in most craft and hobby stores. Brushes I like Loew-Cornell brushes for fine details because their quality is long lasting and the brush tips do not break down. In fact, I have had some of my brushes for over ten years already. The Simply Simmons brush line is great

White Highlights on the Blossom Using White Wash paint and a no. 1 liner brush, paint in the stamen with graceful curves that point toward the center of the flower. You might have to do this step twice. Paint small white circles at the ends of each stamen. STEP 15: Shade Around the Blossom Fill the circles at the ends of each stamen with Yellow Ochre and shade them with Goldenrod. Add lines of Artichoke to each stamen to give weight to them. Shade the outer edges of the petals (on a

for doing collage work and is inexpensive, so there is less concern about damaging them. Mediums All mediums are not created equal. You have to find what you like and what works for the projects you create. Some are smoother while others have a grainy texture. In this book I used Golden and Liquitex products because I find they both work well with colored pencil and the techniques I have shared with you. I also use DecoArt Faux Glazing Medium. Stencils and Textures Stencils are a

don’t know which one is supposed to get your attention first. Here I moved the 4 to the center of the space. It now commands your attention because of its color, size and placement within the space. Notice you really stay in the middle third of this composition instead of moving throughout it, making the arrangement feel very stagnant. I moved everything down to create a low horizon composition. It is called that because it uses the bottom third of the space. By moving around the stamp and

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