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Masterful Color by Arlene Steinberg

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THREE’S A CROWDColored pencil on Stonehenge paper . 5″ × 7″ (13cm × 18cm)Collection of the artist

 

CHAPTER 3

COLOR AND VALUE

COLOR AND VALUES? MOST LIKELY YOU’RE WONDERING WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW COLOR THEORY when all you want to do is draw. Why do you need to know how to make your own color wheel or value scale? Why do you need to know about chiaroscuro or grisaille? Just as a musician must first learn to recognize notes and play scales to make beautiful music, the colored pencil artist needs to take the time to learn how to use color and values to make beautiful drawings.

In centuries past, apprentice artists would never just start painting. ...

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