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 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.

The Best I’ve Found on the Medium

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 28, 2014
By Ang
so far, that is…I still haven’t tracked down a copy of Cathy Johnson’s book for a reasonable price, unfortunately. Other reviewers have already stated what I would cover, especially as far the redundant cherry exercises – what other way to demonstrate the different methods and results? And an easy way to play around with those methods without trying to tackle one of the demos. I also found the color charts by brand helpful – they may not be complete and cover all of the current brands/shades, but still invaluable if you don’t have a particular color from a particular brand in finding a close match, since most colored pencils still don’t use standard pigment codes.

Five Stars

 on March 26, 2017
By Judy
Just what I wanted. Thank you

Five Stars

 on August 16, 2016
By Mary
There is lots of info.

Painting With Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

One person found this helpful.
 on May 22, 2014
By GCollins
Although I have not yet had a chance to try any projects or ideas from this book, I can tell that I will like using it. I have already read it and liked what I saw. My 4-yr old granddaughter and one of her friends beat me to my watercolor pencils; they liked them! I have now hidden the pencils until I can try them, which I hope is soon. I do enjoy photography and drawing.

Water Soluble Colored Pencils—As Delightful As the Book Says They Are.

3 people found this helpful.
 on October 14, 2011
By Ms P. Wooldridge
Gary Greene explains so well how to use water soluble colored pencils. I was hesitating to use mine, thinking that learning to use them would be too complicated. Oh, No No. Think again. They’re just fine. I’m glad this book has so many examples. It’s all right that some subjects are used several times (such as the cherries), because each time there is something new to learn about the application of the pencils. So, each example is making a certain point and each serves a purpose. I like this uncomplicated book!

Four Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on June 11, 2015

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.

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