I’m very pleased to have been asked to contribute several double-page spreads to this terrific new book from Dorling Kindersley. My contributions were all about techniques for using coloured pencils. In total, I had to create 7 new images together with explanatory text and working photos of the pictures in progress. The book, which was largely produced to a format developed by fellow artist Jake Spicer, is now available in all good bookshops or via the usual Internet shopping sites.
Here are some thumbnails of the pages I was involved with. The work was completed during a very intensive three weeks earlier this year with a lot of “to-ing and fro-ing” with editors, designers and copywriters. The two showcase pictures (“Hubcap Selfie” and “Flamenco in Barcelona”) were done in a single weekend of manic scribbling at a rate of working that was potentially injurious to my health!
I’m particularly pleased with the pages about coloured pencils and the colour space. I seem to unique (to my knowledge) amongst my coloured pencil colleagues in championing (or even using!) the concept of the Munsell Colour Space.
I don’t sell the book. However, at just £20, it is a really substantial (and very well produced) book for anyone interested in widening and developing their drawing techniques.