Natural Neutrals in Coloured Pencil


Besides green, the largest group of naturally-occurring colours in the plant and fungi world is known as “neutrals.”

This group covers a vast array of grey, white, off-white, and earth tone colours from the soft and subtle to the deepest and darkest. Both the colour-matching process and effective application techniques can be challenging. As a consequence, many artists try to avoid them, especially the paler values.

This 30-page e-booklet offers a number of solutions for botanical studies in neutrals on white paper that include:

= The latest information on permanent colours in three leading brands for effective neutral colour applications.
= How to use a knowledge of colour bias to steer an accurate colour-matching process.
= How to create useful colour references with testing and blending exercises.
= How to observe and embrace the use of reflected light colour on pale subjects.
= Observations of past and contemporary excellence in the use of neutral colour on mushroom and other subjects.