Received this book and love it. I love learning how to create a painterly type work with colored pencils.
This isn't a "learn to draw" book this is a book that teaches the medium and method to get a painterly look. Colored pencils come in several different varieties wax based, oil based, water soluble, etc.There are several additional products to use with colored pencils, water, oms, and more. I do think the book is a little heavy on the promotion of her new products for colored pencil but they do work and this is HER method. If getting an old masterly type look for your portraits isn't what you want or learning to actually draw people freehand is what you are looking for this isn't the book for you but if wanting to learn how to produce and bring life with that painterly look in your portraits this is the book for you. It's well written, beautifully printed and easy to read. She takes you step by step with colors and techniques for all different skin tones.
I only wish there were a few actual tutorials of a complete person instead there are sections showing you how to do your own portraits. There is a divided section for different facial features such as nose, eyes, etc.
I am really enjoying this book and will definitely use it as a reference and can't wait to try this method.
Colored Pencil Painting Portraits: Master a Revolutionary Method for Rendering Depth and Imitating Life (English Edition) Kindle电子书
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美国亚马逊： 145 条评论
Beautiful book very informative. Just make sure it's what YOU are looking for.2017年6月23日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Brilliant book, a must have for every colored pencil artist! The colored pencil revolution!2017年8月3日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This book really is a must have for every colored pencil artist, not only for those who do portraiture, the book applies to every subject! Everyone who knows colored pencils a little, knows they have their flaws and challenges, like creating timeconsuming backgrounds, like layering lighter colours on top of darker ones and like preserving the white highlights. These things had to be solved to get the colored pencil on top of all fine art mediums. So Alyona invented the colored pencil painting kit , which contains five new revolutionary supplies. In this book she describes the way you can use these supplies. They make it possible to think like an oilpainter, like creating an underpainting in tonal values, like creating backgrounds in a small amount of time and like putting white highlights on top of dark colours with such an ease that it almost feels like cheating. Alyona studied how the great masters layered with their oils and translates this system to colored pencils. I read this book almost in one shot, but I will definitely re-read it several times! It contains brilliant information, the pictures are like eye-candy and it brings something really new! There is no other book about colored pencils like this one! I really have much respect for Alyona, for the way she studied the great masters, for the way she studied the colored pencil properties and for being such a pioneer in the colored pencil world. Also, of course not the least, for the way she draws herself. I think you shouldn't hesitate to buy this one if you want to be part of this colored pencil revolution. Go for it!
I don't think I will give up using papers like Fabriano or Stonehenge2017年8月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Alyona is a guru when it comes to colored pencil, and has done a lot of research. After reading her book I ended up buying her kit. It takes a little bit of practice and play to get used to it, but the results are truly different from normal colored pencil blending. I don't think I will give up using papers like Fabriano or Stonehenge, but if you do portraits, the blending for the face is soft with no obvious transitions. Even if you don't buy her kit with the fixative sprays and powder blender,etc., you will most definitely learn something from her techniques. She is a master!