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Old 05-11-2009, 07:30 PM
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Thanks for clarifying, Roberta. Have never seen that book, sorry. Looks like a good one.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:23 PM
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SOK Darci - that just means when I get the book I'll have to share it with you.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:29 PM
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I read an excellent colored pencil technique book several years ago, I checked it out from the library. I'll try to look it up or go by there and let you know which one it was.

Some things I remember off the top of my head:

Sharpness of your pencil will affect you result, most times you will want a medium point but both dull and sharp can be used occasionally to achieve a desired result.

The angle you hold the pencil will also have an affect. When coloring in, hold the pencil flatter to the paper that when writing with a regular pencil. More like 30 - 40 degrees than the almost 90 degree you are used to.

When using a quality pencil such as Prisma use a light hand, less is more. You can always add more and they are much higher in pigment (actual color). This will make your pencils last longer too.

Use a variety in your colors not just hues of one color, same thing Kevin has been talking about. For example: Grass is not just green, it has brown, beige, tan, yellow and even blues sometimes.

All I can think of right now.......
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Has anyone tried gresaille with colored pencil? I realize it is traditionally done with paint, but I was just wondering.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:14 AM
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My original question:

Has anyone done the layer by layer painting with colored pencil technique shown in Arlene Steinberg's book Masterful Color?

The link to her book is at the top of this thread.
Hi Roberta, I sometimes do the stuff suggested by Arlene. I know her from another forum I hang out on. She does wonderful work. I occasionally do grisailles sometimes with complementary colors and sometimes with one or two colors or just grays.

Here is another colored pencil artist I admire..Nicole Caulfield. Check out her WIP's..(works in progress) she is amazing.
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Has anyone tried gresaille with colored pencil? I realize it is traditionally done with paint, but I was just wondering.
Thought I would do a whole 'nuther post. The beauty of colored pencil is that is translucent...so the grisaille is absolutely perfect for CP. But you need the right support for it. Arlene swears by Stonehenge...as you've seen she does 15 or more layers of CP and the paper needs plenty of tooth.

Oh...my avatar was done using complementary colors as a base. It has more depth than the ones I didn't do that to.
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Hi Roberta, I sometimes do the stuff suggested by Arlene. I know her from another forum I hang out on. She does wonderful work. I occasionally do grisailles sometimes with complementary colors and sometimes with one or two colors or just grays.

Here is another colored pencil artist I admire..Nicole Caulfield. Check out her WIP's..(works in progress) she is amazing.
WOW!!! I checked out some of Nicole's work and that is just simply amazing.

Timbo, would you recommend Arlene's book for a beginner? And how do you start your grisailles? Is there a tutorial somewhere that you know of? I love the look of grisailles, I've just never have done it.
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WOW!!! I checked out some of Nicole's work and that is just simply amazing.

Timbo, would you recommend Arlene's book for a beginner? And how do you start your grisailles? Is there a tutorial somewhere that you know of? I love the look of grisailles, I've just never have done it.
I would recommend her book.

Here is a good grisaille tutorial...

http://gailmakiwilson.blogspot.com/2...ep-sample.html

You pretty much do a gray scale drawing and go over it with colored pencil.
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I would recommend her book.

Here is a good grisaille tutorial...

http://gailmakiwilson.blogspot.com/2...ep-sample.html

You pretty much do a gray scale drawing and go over it with colored pencil.
If I were to take this into the realm of stamping, could I use a gray ink and go over it with color pencil to achieve a similiar effect?
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If I were to take this into the realm of stamping, could I use a gray ink and go over it with color pencil to achieve a similiar effect?
Good question. I don't know the answer.....give it a shot!
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