One of my favorite things about books is their ability to transport the reader—to another time, another lifestyle, another part of the world. The Pictura: Coloring Paris panoramic coloring book likewise picks up the artist and instantly immerses them in the scenes of historic Paris, complete with stagecoaches, parasols and top hats.
Learning to draw wild animals and exotic creatures means that the color possibilities are endless. These animals live in vibrant jungles and landscapes that are fun to explore in real life and in art.
There is something freeing about picking up a handful of colored pencils and scribbling madly—there's really no way to do it poorly. Everyone is good at scribbling. I love this art prompt from Artist's Block Cured that helps you to unleash the creativity. This exercise is all about color and the simple motion of drawing (or painting!).
"Paris is always a good idea." -Audrey Hepburn
"A knight's journey is a quest for glory, heralded by the sound of the clash of steel and the thunder of a thousand horses."
"Colored pencil are transparent by nature, so instead of 'mixing colors' as you would for painting, you layer colors on top of each other to create blends." -from The Art of Colored Pencils
The title pretty much says it all. I've always been the type to doodle small drawings on papers, notebooks, and journals, and lately I've been having fun with colored pencil illustrations. I try to keep a few bright colors near my couch so that I can practice drawing whenever I'm watching TV. Though sometimes I can't have colored pencils with me, it's always fun to start a drawing in pen and add that splash of color later.
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