Coloured Pencils

  • 101 Textures in Colored Pencil

    Knowing how to make your surfaces and textures look real is one of the most challenging aspects of creating art in coloured pencil, even for experienced artists. 101 Textures in Colored Pencil provides artists with step-by-step instructions for drawing a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair and many more.

    Each page is a comprehensive resource on how to create a specific texture, complete with two to three easy-to-follow steps and a final, detailed image of the finished artwork. Plus, the book is organized into sections based on subject matter, making finding what exactly what you need a breeze.

  • Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil

    Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil makes coloured pencils approachable and accessible, focusing on urban and suburban scenes as well as subjects from daily life.

    Learn basic drawing topics like tools, materials, drawing techniques and colour theory, and then dive into helpful tips, hacks and techniques for creating art while out and about. Step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects, from campers and cafes to cats and cityscapes, make drawing with coloured pencils quick, easy and fun for artists of all skill levels. Learn to be spontaneous with your artwork, and expand your artistic horizons!

  • Beginning Colored Pencil

    What medium is as immediately relatable as the colored pencil? Vibrant, versatile and familiar, the simple coloured pencil is the proverbial first step on your journey to becoming an artist.

    Beginning Colored Pencil is an inviting and approachable guide loaded with everything an aspiring artist needs to know about coloured pencil, including tools, materials, composition and colour theory. It takes a technique-driven approach, emphasizing topics like blending, shading and creating form and texture to provide a well-rounded approach that allows you to master key concepts. With step-by-step demonstrations and a fresh, contemporary design to keep lessons vibrant, you can practice your new skills.

    Get in touch with your inner creativity, and dive into coloured pencils today!

  • Coloured Pencil Artist's Drawing Bible

    In this new edition of the indispensable and easy-to-use guide, you can discover the art of coloured pencils and improve your drawing skills.

    Step-by-step directions will guide you through a range of blending, mark-making and mixed media techniques to build on your drawing abilities and introduce you to a range of new effects. This book includes a comprehensive guide to colour and composition, and all the tools, materials and equipment needed to capture a range of subjects, from still-life studies to holiday sketching and portraiture. A gallery of inspirational works from other artists and an image bank of copyright-free photographs will both inspire and help you to get started straight away.

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  • Derwent Coloursoft Colouring Pencils 36 Tin

    Coloursoft is an exciting range of vibrant colours from Derwent, specially chosen for their richness and versatility. The pencils have a soft, velvety strip, ideal for the quick application of bold colour.

    The 36 Tin is an excellent choice for intermediate to advanced colourists. It contains: Acid Yellow, Deep Cadmium, Orange, Bright Orange, Rose, Red, Deep Fuchsia, Loganberry, Blush Pink, Pink Lavender, Grey Lavender, Bright Lilac, Royal Purple, Indigo, Electric Blue, Blue, Cloud Blue, Pale Blue, Grey Green, Green, Light Green, Lime Green, Mint, Lichen Green, Dark Brown, Pale Brown, Pimento, Peach, Ochre, Dark Terracotta, Brown Earth, Black, Persian Grey, Dove Grey, Steel Grey and White.

  • Derwent Inktense Pencils 24 Tin

    Derwent Inktense pencils are simply the best water-soluble pencil ever! You can use them dry but mix them with water and the colour turns into vibrant ink. They offer the brilliant intensity of pen and ink with the versatility of line and wash.

    Once it’s dry, the colour is fixed and you can work over the top of it which is fantastic for intricate colouring creations. And, because of its permanent feature it’s also great for using on fabric such as silk and cotton!

    The Inktense 24 Tin is ideal for intermediate colourists. It contains Sherbert Lemon, Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chilli Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Grey, Black, Antique White and Outliner, with the potential to create a wide range of shades and blends of two or more of these colours.

  • Drawing and Painting Flowers with Coloured Pencils

    Trudy Friend's watercolour pencil work is breathtaking, and she invites you to share her love of drawing and painting flowers in this book. Covering flowers in all their glory, you will learn how to draw luminous, convincing flowers in a variety of settings, from garden chrysanthemums to sunflower-thronged landscapes.

    Watercolour pencils are a creative and rewarding art medium, with many exciting ranges, each with their own distinct techniques and effects. Trudy shows you exactly what you can achieve with each type, and how to combine them in vibrant multi-media pencil paintings.

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  • Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencils

    Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil offers simple step-by-step drawing instructions that help you to learn how to draw your favourite animals.

    Using coloured pencils learn tips and techniques to easily draw an elephant, polar bear, lion, alpaca, hippopotamus and more adorable creatures. The instructions are simple to follow, but detailed enough so anyone can easily achieve great success in replicating each figure.

  • Fairies in Colored Pencil

    Fairies in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for both beginning and advanced artists, inspiring detailed fairy artwork for the fantasy enthusiast in us all. The book features:

    • A variety of drawing and coloured pencil techniques to help bring fantasy creations to life
    • A sketchbook of various kinds of fairies, as well as an assortment of physical characteristics, including wing types
    • Step-by- step projects help guide artists, first with creating individual fairies in graphite and coloured pencil and then progressing to full artwork that includes fantasy settings and backgrounds
    • Colour mixing and blending is introduced and explained, as well as shading and perspective
    • Templates can be photocopied or scanned to use over and over again

  • Pencil Art Workshop

    The humble pencil is the world's most flexible and forgiving drawing material. And in Pencil Art Workshop, artist and educator Matt Rota explores the pencil's phenomenal range.

    Turn to any chapter – drawing with line, drawing with tone, drawing quickly, photorealism, adding colour – and you'll discover, through step-by-step instructions and illustrations, how to choose the right pencil and use it to its fullest in every drawing style. Each chapter also includes a gallery of edgy and inspiring works by contemporary pencil artists to enjoy, and to give inspiration.

  • Pencil Drawing: Cats

    With its intuitive design and approachable instruction, Pencil Drawing: Cats is the perfect resource for new artists learning the basics of pencil drawing before moving on to more complex drawing subjects.

    Filled with tips and techniques on the drawing fundamentals, including an introduction to tools and materials, arranging a composition, using the grid method and practicing gesture drawing, the book is designed to appeal to the absolute beginner with its easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects and approachable design. There are also full-colour photographs for easy reference as you learn to draw different breeds, such as the Russian Blue, Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest Cat, Siamese Cat and the household tabby.

  • Pencil Playbook

    This playful, colourful exercise book is filled with fun, contemporary, beautiful illustrations by leading illustrator Ana Montiel. Explore abstract drawing, pattern drawing, meditative doodling and more with this all-in-one learning and practice book.

    • The exercises explore mark making, patterns, geometrics, simple drawings, texture and composition
    • Includes professional tips and tricks that will enhance your skills as you work through the book
    • Each spread has one page filled with art examples and an exercise, with room to draw and create right in the book
    • Printed on high-quality, uncoated paper, allowing you to paint or draw anywhere that inspiration strikes

  • Texture in Colored Pencil

    Now in paperback! Learn to render lovely background and foreground elements in your coloured pencil artwork with skill and confidence. Ann Kullberg's invaluable, fail-proof techniques will help you transform a "good" portrait into an extraordinary work of art.

    Inside you'll find easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction that shows you how with over 35 different subjects. Learn to create a wide variety of details from flowers, sand and waterfalls to lakes, leaves, stones and more. Also includes a special Q&A section that explores, illuminates and answers your most common coloured pencil questions. You'll learn how to choose the colors and pencil strokes that ensure wonderful results every time.

    This classic guide is all you need to learn to add gorgeous details and more to every piece of art you create!