“The New Colored Pencil” by Kristy Ann Kutch is gorgeous from the cover to the last page. Amateurs to Artists will appreciate the easy to follow tutorials and beautiful illustrations. I am no painter or colorist, but I love to Scrapbook and Stamp and love to incorporate these into my pages! Who knew there were different types of pencils? Inside you will find a breakdown in the types, prices and specific uses for various types. After spending a few hours with this book, I am re-inspired to sit down with my stamps and pencils this weekend. I especially want to tackle the art of shading, which makes Kristy’s pieces pop! From flowers to scenery to portraits, this book showcases it all. If you are in the market for a new Art book this summer, give this a try, you will not be disappointed!
KRISTY ANN KUTCH has taught more than two hundred colored pencil and watercolor pencil workshops to artists and students nationwide. She is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil, and is a contributor to several colored pencil publications, including The Best of Colored Pencil, Creative Colored Pencil, and Colored Pencil Explorations. Her work has appeared in International Artist Magazine and Pratique des Arts. She also authored a DVD called Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, released by Artist Palette Productions. Kutch is a resident of Michigan City, Indiana.
“I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.”