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Colored pencil : a playful guide to drawing with colored pencil on the go! / Cara Hanley.
Publication Information:
Lake Forest, CA, USA : Walter Foster, 2018.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.


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741.24 HAN Book Adult General Collection

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Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil makes colored pencils approachable and accessible. The author's contemporary art style takes a fresh approach to colored-pencil artwork, which can be dry and traditional-looking. Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil presents colored-pencil drawing in a youthful way, focusing on urban and suburban scenes as well as subjects from daily life.

Learn basic drawing topics like tools, materials, drawing techniques, and color theory, and then dive into helpful tips, hacks, and techniques for creating art while out and about. Step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects, from campers and cafes to cats and cityscapes, make drawing with colored pencils quick, easy, and fun for artists of all skill levels.

Learn to be spontaneous with your artwork, and expand your artistic horizons!

Author Notes

Cara Hanley is an illustrator and a mental health therapist in Albany, New York. She uses colored pencils, gouache, and watercolor along with classic techniques and detailed line drawing to create art that encourages introspection and mindfulness. Cara has a B.A. in art history and psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and an M.A. in social work from the University at Albany. She's also completed classes in fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the University at Albany. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Tools And Materialsp. 6
Drawing Techniquesp. 10
Color Theory Basicsp. 18
Creating Art On The Gop. 22
Step-By-Step Drawing Exercisesp. 32
Interior Decoratingp. 34
Fruits & Veggiesp. 44
Furniturep. 52
On-The-Go Itemsp. 60
Petsp. 68
Portraitsp. 78
Campersp. 86
Nature & Its Furry Friendsp. 92
Architecture & Cityscapesp. 102
Coffee Comfortsp. 108
Travel Sketchingp. 114
Mixing It Up With Multimediap. 122
About The Authorp. 128