Painting With Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

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Greene shows artists how to achieve a variety of effects with water-soluble pencils – from loose, watercolour like washes to precise airbrush looks. Greene, along with six guest artists, show how they use the medium in 18 painting demonstrations.'

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1st edition (April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891348840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891348849
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

Excellent techniques

29 people found this helpful.
 on April 8, 2007
By melrose
I don’t understand the complaint with the cherries by some of the other reviewers. Gary is just introducing the reader step-by-step to the techniques using cherrys as the example AT FIRST. There are 13 cherry techniques covered over 20 pages, but there are 128 pages in the book. Hmmmm, could there be more? WHY YES! As a matter of fact there is.

The first, and best, book on this medium

37 people found this helpful.
 on March 25, 2000
By Mr. R. N. Ebdon
A must have book for water-soluble CP users. At last, one book that shows everything that is possible with these pencils.

Overall a great introduction to the medium

22 people found this helpful.
 on March 24, 2006
By GoldZebra
As an experienced artist but a beginner in this particular medium, I found this book to be very informative. I noticed that some of the reviewers complained about the cherry paintings, but I found them to be quite helpful. I enjoyed seeing how one subject looked painted several different ways. Though some of the sample step-by-step paintings are pretty substandard, a few are quite good (such as the one of the three parrots). Though probably not the most inspiring art book in the world, this is the best book I have found as an introduction to water soluble colored pencils.

A ‘One of a Kind’ Book!

24 people found this helpful.
 on February 11, 2000
By Lainie Smith
If you’ve been digging around for any tips and techniques on Watercolor (water soluble) pencils, look no further! The market needed a book on this ‘hidden treasure’ medium and this is it. This book is very thorough, beginning with the different qualities of each watercolor pencil brand, step-by-step directions on 13 different techniques, concluded with demonstrations of these techniques by numerous watercolor pencil artists. Have fun with this medium (and this book)!

Very Helpful

11 people found this helpful.
 on April 27, 2007
By Joseph Reader
This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn the nuances of using watercolor pencils. The author’s illustrations show the remarkable results that can be attained with this medium.

Excellent book

3 people found this helpful.
 on July 9, 2013
By Aspiring Artist and Designer
I loved this book, it is a great book to understand the craft and how to get good at it. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn. Excellent information on pencils, what they do, how they work and how to use them.

A classic on the subject…

4 people found this helpful.
 on November 10, 2008
By Cathy Johnson (Kate)
This is a true classic, the first book to really cover watercolor pencils in depth. It’s in my own library, and I wrote Watercolor Pencil Magic!

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