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Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil makes colored pencils approachable and accessible. *Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority* 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 Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil makes colored pencils approachable and accessible. *Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority* 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!


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Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil makes colored pencils approachable and accessible. *Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority* 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 Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil makes colored pencils approachable and accessible. *Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority* 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!

30 review for Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil: A playful guide to drawing with colored pencil on the go!

  1. 4 out of 5

    Manybooks

    Enjoyable, totally, utterly engaging, not at all and in any manner ever intimidating (read not openly didactic) and indeed also full of oh so much good advice, I certainly have found Cara Hanley’s Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil: A Playful Guide to Drawing with Colored Pencil on the Go an amazing art resource. And yes, I really do very much appreciate that while Cara Hanley does of course and appreciatively provide many solid suggestions as to what kind of colored pencils, what kind of dra Enjoyable, totally, utterly engaging, not at all and in any manner ever intimidating (read not openly didactic) and indeed also full of oh so much good advice, I certainly have found Cara Hanley’s Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil: A Playful Guide to Drawing with Colored Pencil on the Go an amazing art resource. And yes, I really do very much appreciate that while Cara Hanley does of course and appreciatively provide many solid suggestions as to what kind of colored pencils, what kind of drawing paper etc. one could be buying, she also and clearly demonstrates that basically, in order to start, all one really requires is just a set of good standard drawing pencils and paper, either loose leaf or a sketch book. A book that one can either follow slavishly from cover to cover or where a budding and interested potential artist might also decide to simply pick and choose, I love love love that in Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil: A Playful Guide to Drawing with Colored Pencil on the Go author/instructor Cara Hanley always seems to feature an attitude of being both encouraging and never in any manner a frustrating and annoying “my way or the highway” kind of individual, that she of course gives advice, but that her advice is always simply advice and not presented as being art orders set in stone so to speak and which absolutely need to be followed with no questions asked. Highly recommended and indeed, it is especially that sense of having personal art and product choices and freedom and of being allowed to experiment and not to have to meticulously follow what Cara Hanley presents and features in Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil: A Playful Guide to Drawing with Colored Pencil on the Go (as well as her sense of fun and lack of dour seriousness) that have made this book such a joy to read and so encouraging with regard to me trying out sketching with colored pencils (with no strings attached and with no feeling that there is only one way to proceed).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marina

    This book encourages you to pack up your coloured pencils and get outside to create art - but I do think that this book would be just as useful even if you were bed-ridden! Hanley covers the basics – the materials needed, drawing methods, how to show light and shade. There are lovely little step-by-step tutorials, including, (at random) a potted cactus, an armchair and a pug. The illustrations are delightful and have their own, not necessarily realistic, style. I like to imagine Hanley out and ab This book encourages you to pack up your coloured pencils and get outside to create art - but I do think that this book would be just as useful even if you were bed-ridden! Hanley covers the basics – the materials needed, drawing methods, how to show light and shade. There are lovely little step-by-step tutorials, including, (at random) a potted cactus, an armchair and a pug. The illustrations are delightful and have their own, not necessarily realistic, style. I like to imagine Hanley out and about , in cafes and parks, with her rucksack at her side, sketching a colourful scene. Perhaps I could do that too? Which is what, I think, a good how-to book should do – inspire you into having a go. And as soon as I have a little time, I think I’ll try one of the step-by-steps. Today, a cactus in a pot; tomorrow, Kew Botanical Gardens! Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto/ Walter Foster for this digital ARC.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Literary Redhead

    I absolutely ❤️ this book! And I have to get a set of colored pencils and start drawing ... thanks to the fun and inspirational “Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil.” Super talented illustrator Cara Hanley gives such easy-to-follow instructions for drawing everyday life that I feel like an artist already. Or on the verge of blossoming into one with my quiver of multi-hued pencils, sketchbook and backpack filled with supplies so I can go anywhere, anytime to draw to my heart’s content. 5/5 Thank I absolutely ❤️ this book! And I have to get a set of colored pencils and start drawing ... thanks to the fun and inspirational “Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil.” Super talented illustrator Cara Hanley gives such easy-to-follow instructions for drawing everyday life that I feel like an artist already. Or on the verge of blossoming into one with my quiver of multi-hued pencils, sketchbook and backpack filled with supplies so I can go anywhere, anytime to draw to my heart’s content. 5/5 Thanks to the artist, Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #Anywhere,anytimeArt:coloredPencil #NetGalley

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sally Birkitt

    I liked this book a lot. Many of us feel quite daunted if asked to draw pictures, but I think the easy, laid back approach by the author is very encouraging. It doesn't overload you from page one with theory or technique. Each example is explained in a simple way for adults or children to understand. It is a big step to go from colouring in pictures to actually draw your own and colour in. It makes me want to buy a sketchbook and a pack of pencils and go for it! I liked this book a lot. Many of us feel quite daunted if asked to draw pictures, but I think the easy, laid back approach by the author is very encouraging. It doesn't overload you from page one with theory or technique. Each example is explained in a simple way for adults or children to understand. It is a big step to go from colouring in pictures to actually draw your own and colour in. It makes me want to buy a sketchbook and a pack of pencils and go for it!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    Step by step guides about how to use colouring pencils. The guides are easy enough for childen to follow and mature their skills using one of the earliest art gifts most people get, yet also in depth enough to expand adult skills to use the artform to it's full potential. Well worth a look for all ages. Step by step guides about how to use colouring pencils. The guides are easy enough for childen to follow and mature their skills using one of the earliest art gifts most people get, yet also in depth enough to expand adult skills to use the artform to it's full potential. Well worth a look for all ages.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jilly

    When we're at school we use coloured pencils all the time. When we leave we tend to leave them in a drawer. This lovely little book enthuses about how easy it is, with a little equipment, to draw anywhere, anytime. You are guided step by step through each example drawing. I particularly like the bicycle drawing guide. It definitely made me want to give it a go. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC. When we're at school we use coloured pencils all the time. When we leave we tend to leave them in a drawer. This lovely little book enthuses about how easy it is, with a little equipment, to draw anywhere, anytime. You are guided step by step through each example drawing. I particularly like the bicycle drawing guide. It definitely made me want to give it a go. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC.

  7. 5 out of 5

    ShariB

    How to use and enjoy colored pencils anywhere, starting with the basics. Basic coloring techniques, color theory, drawing techniques, and exercises are all covered. All these techniques are covered in such a way that any age or skill level could learn to draw with color. I love how she breaks down each of the drawing exercises to the simplest of form, making it easy to follow along. At the end of the book she also introduces multimedia to broaden your talents. I received a copy of this book throug How to use and enjoy colored pencils anywhere, starting with the basics. Basic coloring techniques, color theory, drawing techniques, and exercises are all covered. All these techniques are covered in such a way that any age or skill level could learn to draw with color. I love how she breaks down each of the drawing exercises to the simplest of form, making it easy to follow along. At the end of the book she also introduces multimedia to broaden your talents. I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest opinion.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Janus the Erudite Artist

    I have to admit colored pencils and I are just not working well together so I thought this book would help me find a better relationship with this tool. As with any Anywhere, Anytime Art, this book was breeze to go through! I really enjoyed doing the activities. While they're easy enough to go through, I think I still need time to harness my colored pencil skills. I'm more in tune working with watercolours and acrylics so shifting to a dry medium is something I still need to get used to. I have to admit colored pencils and I are just not working well together so I thought this book would help me find a better relationship with this tool. As with any Anywhere, Anytime Art, this book was breeze to go through! I really enjoyed doing the activities. While they're easy enough to go through, I think I still need time to harness my colored pencil skills. I'm more in tune working with watercolours and acrylics so shifting to a dry medium is something I still need to get used to.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    The Colored Pencil guide offers information on which materials to use, illustrates the different techniques, and introduces colour theory. The step-by-step exercises guide you through the different stages of colour pencil drawing, from the basic shape of an object to how to best colour it to add texture and dimension. I especially liked the section on "Travel Sketching". This guide is best suited for advanced beginners at drawing. The Colored Pencil guide offers information on which materials to use, illustrates the different techniques, and introduces colour theory. The step-by-step exercises guide you through the different stages of colour pencil drawing, from the basic shape of an object to how to best colour it to add texture and dimension. I especially liked the section on "Travel Sketching". This guide is best suited for advanced beginners at drawing.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ramie

    I don't know if I just need a break from art book or what, but this is another "It's okay" title when I am looking for "It's amazing". While it's nothing special enough to stand out in this overcrowded genre, it is a decent enough book. If you're just starting out with color pencils, it's a good start for tips on how to use them, how to draw with them, how to color and shade with them, etc. It's mostly simple'ish step by step how to draw and color with your colored pencils kind of projects. Fruit I don't know if I just need a break from art book or what, but this is another "It's okay" title when I am looking for "It's amazing". While it's nothing special enough to stand out in this overcrowded genre, it is a decent enough book. If you're just starting out with color pencils, it's a good start for tips on how to use them, how to draw with them, how to color and shade with them, etc. It's mostly simple'ish step by step how to draw and color with your colored pencils kind of projects. Fruit, squirrels, your own face (okay that one isn't step-by-step and isn't simple), etc. Personally, I'd go with a more comprehensive book if you want to master color pencils. If you're just starting out and aren't even sure you like them and just need some tips for getting started? This book is fine for that.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    I really enjoyed reading Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil by Cara Hanley. I found this book sweet, well Illustrated throughout with step-by-step great instructions and exercises you can do anywhere. Within this book you learn who to draw basic things and gives you step-by-step guidelines covering things you may see everyday, houseplants, cats, dogs, camper vans, to cityscapes etc. I found it made drawing easier especially when you add colour with your coloured pencils. and how to used these I really enjoyed reading Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil by Cara Hanley. I found this book sweet, well Illustrated throughout with step-by-step great instructions and exercises you can do anywhere. Within this book you learn who to draw basic things and gives you step-by-step guidelines covering things you may see everyday, houseplants, cats, dogs, camper vans, to cityscapes etc. I found it made drawing easier especially when you add colour with your coloured pencils. and how to used these correctly especially how to blend the coloured pencils to make different colours. Its a book good for adults and children. This book would be good to be used in a classroom for young children as well, I found it fun and easy to follow. Thanks to NetGalley, Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster and Cara Hanley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ann T

    Thank you Quatro and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this ARC in return for my honest review best review. I was interested in this book as I purchased a lovely set of pencils a few years ago and unfortunately they have seemed to be defined for my drawer much of the time since. This is a lovely book that has inspired me to dig the pencils out and enjoy them finally. I particularly enjoyed reading about colour and learning different techniques. Thank you for inspiring my creativity to come ou Thank you Quatro and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this ARC in return for my honest review best review. I was interested in this book as I purchased a lovely set of pencils a few years ago and unfortunately they have seemed to be defined for my drawer much of the time since. This is a lovely book that has inspired me to dig the pencils out and enjoy them finally. I particularly enjoyed reading about colour and learning different techniques. Thank you for inspiring my creativity to come out. Well recommended.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    I really like colored pencils. I like the control and precision of being able to get color into a small space with the tip of the pencil. However, my least favorite thing about colored pencils is that they don't blend into each other. But I still enjoy this art medium and find myself pulling my colored pencils more frequently than almost anything else. So when I saw Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil I was really looking forward to getting some tips and tricks that I didn't already have (beca I really like colored pencils. I like the control and precision of being able to get color into a small space with the tip of the pencil. However, my least favorite thing about colored pencils is that they don't blend into each other. But I still enjoy this art medium and find myself pulling my colored pencils more frequently than almost anything else. So when I saw Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil I was really looking forward to getting some tips and tricks that I didn't already have (because I'm seriously an amateur artist). It didn't take me long before I began to question the credentials of the author of this book. I mean I hate to say that. My feelings toward this book strike up the saying that my mom used to say to me when I was a kid. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." But as a reviewer I need to give my thoughts on a book even if they are "negative." Perhaps the quality of the illustrations in this book is due to the author's "style". I mean she labels herself an illustrator and not a photo-realist. However, I really found myself thinking that I--even with my non-existent art training--could draw at least just as well as this author if not better in some instances. Others she definitely has me beat. Here, let me include a page from the section on drawing your pets to prove my point: (See blog post.) I mean seriously? How did this end up in a published book teaching art techniques? I'm sorry, but the illustration stands for itself. Like I said, I could do work that good. I mean maybe that's the point? To appeal to the amateur? Saying "hey, even you can do this?" But even if I don't yet want to review an art book that leaves me feeling like I could never achieve the results the book is trying to teach, I also really don't want to feel like I can already achieve what the book is trying to teach without even trying or learning something new. One of my biggest pet peeves was the lack of straight lines. I mean sometimes even seasoned and experienced artists just need to use a ruler. I continued reading simply because it was an easy and fast read. As much as I hate to say all of this, Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil was a real disappointment. For me, this book gets 2 Stars. Have you read Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil? What did you think? Let me know!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for a review. I'm sorry to say that I didn't enjoy this book. I found the author's drawing style unappealing, so it was difficult for me to want to learn what she was teaching. Technical perfection is not what I'm seeking, but I can't help but feel that the author's drawing is unpolished. I'd like to see a little more sophistication in a teaching manual (wheels that are actually circular, for example, and not lumpen messes). I don Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for a review. I'm sorry to say that I didn't enjoy this book. I found the author's drawing style unappealing, so it was difficult for me to want to learn what she was teaching. Technical perfection is not what I'm seeking, but I can't help but feel that the author's drawing is unpolished. I'd like to see a little more sophistication in a teaching manual (wheels that are actually circular, for example, and not lumpen messes). I don't want to draw like her, so it was difficult for me to force myself to pay attention to her instructions. The tool section was helpful. I had no idea there were two main types of colored pencils. The step-by-step instructions section could be a little more step-by-step for beginners, though. In short: not my cup of tea, but there are some techniques presented that you may find helpful.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Piper Gee

    Thank you to Net Galley and Quatro Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book. The following is my honest review. I'm not sure what to think about this one. The written bits are great. Very easy to understand, but the accompanying art, even in the step by step, was not great. Especially the portraits. They all look like beginner children's drawings. I was confused. The last few drawings in the book showing examples of color pencils used with other mediums were suddenly much bette Thank you to Net Galley and Quatro Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book. The following is my honest review. I'm not sure what to think about this one. The written bits are great. Very easy to understand, but the accompanying art, even in the step by step, was not great. Especially the portraits. They all look like beginner children's drawings. I was confused. The last few drawings in the book showing examples of color pencils used with other mediums were suddenly much better. So I ended up finding Cara Hanley's online portfolio. The art she has there is really adorable. All I can think is that when trying to break her style down to tutorials for beginners, something was lost in the translation. As it stands I would not recommend this book. There are so many other really great colored pencil books out there I would recommend instead.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Emesskay

    I like to draw with coloring pencils, and this book introduces some additional techniques and ideas, as well as encouraging us to get out and sketch outdoors or in museums.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jim

  18. 5 out of 5

    Afa

  19. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Cheresnick

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shelby

  21. 4 out of 5

    Carol

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tom

  23. 4 out of 5

    Thaneda

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ris

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sheila Hultgren

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sonya

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I believe this is the guide I've been searching for to help get my coloring to the next level. I'd see gorgeous pictures online and be unable to replicate their results but this book helped me improve. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. I believe this is the guide I've been searching for to help get my coloring to the next level. I'd see gorgeous pictures online and be unable to replicate their results but this book helped me improve. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Charity Bartley Howard

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