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Masterful Color by Arlene Steinberg

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YOU TOO CAN PAINT LIKE A MASTERColored Pencil on Stonehange paper . 14″ 18″ (36cm × 46cm)Collection of the artist

 

CHAPTER 1

THE BASICS

WHEN I STARTED WITH COLORED PENCILS, ONE THING I NEEDED TO LEARN WAS THAT THEY handled differently than graphite pencils. I could not use a stump for blending colors or use heavy pressure to build up color quickly. If I tried erasing the way most of us learned as children, by rubbing the eraser across the area, I wound up with a mess of smeared color. With time, I learned how much pressure was necessary to apply color, what papers worked best, how to blend colors and the best ways to correct errors and lift ...

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