Colors: A Workbook - Matching, Mixing & Selection for Colored Pencils

Colors: A Workbook - Matching, Mixing & Selection for Colored Pencils

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  • This workbook can revolutionize the way you see and use color
  • Learn Amy's practical, reliable step-by-step strategy for understanding color

As artists, it’s essential to understand color, but opportunities to learn are not abundant, especially for colored pencil artists. This ground-breaking book by seasoned author Amy Lindenberger more than fills that need beautifully.

COLORS: A Workbook covers a range of skills for handling color, beginning with color perception — the ability to see color accurately — and color analysis — the ability to classify a color according to its hue, value and intensity. It moves on to demonstrating how to use that information to...

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This is a digital download. Prefer Print?
Print editions now exclusively available on Amazon. Click here

  • This workbook can revolutionize the way you see and use color
  • Learn Amy's practical, reliable step-by-step strategy for understanding color

As artists, it’s essential to understand color, but opportunities to learn are not abundant, especially for colored pencil artists. This ground-breaking book by seasoned author Amy Lindenberger more than fills that need beautifully.

COLORS: A Workbook covers a range of skills for handling color, beginning with color perception — the ability to see color accurately — and color analysis — the ability to classify a color according to its hue, value and intensity. It moves on to demonstrating how to use that information to match that color in a drawing, by either selecting the proper color or by learning to mix the proper color.

These skills are the primary goal of many artists wanting to master color.

With Amy’s well-explained, detailed guidance, you will create physical tools to help you match hue, value and intensity. Once you have created these tools, the knowledge will be with you forever, and the tools will help you in every future colored pencil drawing.

Who can best benefit from this book?

  • Visual learners
  • Hands-on learners
  • Beginners
  • Seasoned artists
  • Those who struggle to choose the right colors
  • Those who don’t understand how colors work with each other
  • Those who lack confidence in choosing colors

The truth is, if you are a colored pencil artist, this book is for you!

BONUS: You'll get 3 extra Worksheet PDFs that are easy to download and print so that you can start practicing and building your tools from the book right away. Included with every purchase.

 

About the Author: Amy Lindenberger is the author of several colored pencil instruction books, including CP Surfaces: Black Paper and CP Surfaces: Pastelmat; Amy has taught colored pencil widely for decades, in the Midwest and on Ann Kullberg sponsored Colored Pencil Workshop Cruises. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Akron (OH) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing.

Note: Polychromos pencil name changes can be found here.

Published by Ann Kullberg - Publish Date: May 2020

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CZ
12/17/2021
cynthia z.
United States United States

All you need to know…and more!

Digital download of this very thorough color primer has the colorist jumping into color theory by constructing a color wheel. Given pencil color suggestions for the major brands takes guess work out of how to begin. Amy addresses the “whys” of her recommendations with very clear explanations. You can do so much with 3 pencils and by adding just a few more the results are amazing. She moves on in the study of color addressing values, brightness, dullness, intensity etc. The examples are clearly numbered and follow close in the text so your not looking pages beyond the reading. Sometimes we just want to “ play” with color and this digital book invites us right in. A great challenge is to duplicate an existing pencil color; by isolating the main hue and adding other colors to achieve the best match. Amy’s method of detailing her studies for quick reference builds an extensive library that serves as an ongoing guide to color selection. Last and certainly important for me is the digital format which allows for closer observation and ease of viewing. Sometimes with “real books” I notice Im reaching for a magnifying glass as a supplement to viewing. (I’ve not seen this particular book in hard copy and that may not be an issue. ) I’m pleased with how nicely it appears on my tablet. This is a marvelous book for color pencil users as it is specific to us and our pencils. Thanks to Amy for writing this and to Ann for offering it.

DG
09/13/2021
David G.
United States United States

David Godfrey

I had never considered the media's role, lighting etc in color selection and mixing. Using colored pencils I learned what I needed to proceed on my quest to produce color portraits. Thank you Amy

BD
03/08/2021
Beth D.
United States United States

Colors:A Workbook-Matching, Mixing &Selection for Colored Pencils

I bought this book to go along with the Colors Workshop by Amy Lindenberger (which I would recommend, although it is not required). The first part of the book is a guide for creating your color mixing tools and wow, was that a beneficial exercise! While there are drawings one might complete at the end of the book, the Color Wheel, Values and Intensity Scales have been more valuable than I would ever have imagined. I’m working on a drawing of a cat with tortoiseshell colored fur and I used her tools to achieve the closest colors I have ever been able to accomplish. The workshop is worthwhile too but the book is mine to keep.

MR
12/05/2020
Marcia R.
United States United States

Colors a Workbook

Excellent book, good information, very helpful

HW
11/27/2020
Hellen W.
Netherlands Netherlands

Love it

Very useful for a colored pencil artist!

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