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C H A P T E R O N E / B A S I C T E C H N I Q U E S STROKES/COLORING IN* Holding your pencil (it might seem obvious but how you hold your pencil can influence the effect you are tryingto achieve)* Pressure. Controlling lightness/darkness of color* Back and forth strokes (most commonly used technique)* Stippling* Hatching* Crosshatching* Scribbling* Blending colors. Using white colored pencil or blending with a stump or cotton tip* Filling inKNOWING THE COLOR SPECTRUMWhy it is important to understand the color spectrum and how it will help you when you color in different subjects.* The artist's color wheel. Primary and secondary colors* Complementary colors and how to use them in your work* My favorite color palette. Vivian's "go-to colors"* Color mixes. Color pencils come in a myriad colors, but knowing how to mix your pencils expands your potentialpalette and what you can create with it. Examples of which colors to mix to create a specific color (i.e. blue + darkbrown = dark blue), and techniques for mixing colors (overlaying, hatching, or "dots")WHAT IS TONING?* What is tone? Tone describes the lightness or darkness of a basic color* Tonal gradient. How to create different tones from one color. How to create different colorful gradientsWHAT IS SHADING?Using basic 3D shapes to illustrate.* Tint and shade. What are they? Know the difference* Identifying the light source and shadow. First, decide where the light source and shadow are, then base the rest ofthe drawing on that* Coloring techniques to illustrate light source and shadow. Back and forth strokes. Layering/hatching.Highlights: Leaving areas uncolored to show the light source C H A P T E R T W O / H O W T O CO LO R The following subjects are demonstrated in step-by-step sequences, followed by a page or two for the reader topractice coloring in the artwork provided.* Faces (skin)* Eyes* Noses* Lips* Ears* Hair* Flowers* Leaves* Glass* Aluminum cans* Clothes* Animal fur and feathers* Spherical objects* Lettering (making it look 3D)* Colorful doodles and patternsREVIEW YOUR OWN WORK

About the Author

Vivian Wong is a Hong Kong-based artist who is currently studying architecture at the University of Edinburgh. She has been drawing and attending art lessons ever since she was 5 years old. She has a passion for art and design and loves to create stunning and colourful artwork. She specialises in illustration and graphic design

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