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With this easy-to-use handbook, best-selling author Gary Greene provides you with instant access to his best tips, tricks and techniques for creating exceptionally realistic colored pencil artwork. Whether you're new to colored pencils or perfecting advanced techniques, you'll find the answers you need here in dozens of complete step-by-step demonstrations, including:

  • Simple techniques for achieving amazingly realistic compositions, including layering, burnishing and underpainting
  • Proven methods for working successfully with water-soluble colored pencils
  • A full range of inspiring subject matter, from flowers and animals to landscapes and still-life compositions
  • Tips for solving common problems, fixing mistakes and taking sharp, clear reference photos
  • Expert guidance in choosing the right materials and colors, including complete color charts from all the major manufacturers

It's all here in the The Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil—the solutions and secrets you need for your own colored pencil success!

Creating Textures in Colored Pencil


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Creating Textures in Colored Pencil by North Light Books

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Why limit yourself to colored pencil drawings? With the simple techniques illustrated inside, you can create colored pencil paintings rich with lifelike textures. It's easy! Just follow these step-by-step demonstrations to achieve the subtle contours of a rose, a rough orange rind, weathered wood, shiny metal, a child's soft skin, and more than 50 other textures that will add exciting new dimensions to your work!

Mid-Year Homes Sales Up 3%

It was a flat month for June single-family real estate sales in Houston. However, sales through June 30 revealed a 3% increase year-to-date. Buyer demand is greatest in the $399,999 price range and below and homes above that price range have swung sharply into the buyers’ pendulum. One of the brightest metrics in the entire Houston MLS Summary is that pending sales in June are up 9% from last year. This indicates that we will continue to see growth in home sales as we move through the summer months. The chart below displays more credence to the fact that we’re in a real estate market which is healthy in the price ranges below $400,000 and not so healthy in the upper range. In the chart above, all negative % changes relate to a market where buyer demand has moved from high-end to mid-tier to lower tier prices. Even though more homes have closed year-to-date than last year, average sales price has declined. Houston Home Sales by Price Class for 2016. What price ranges had the most amount of increased sales in Houston June YTD. The following price classes experienced the largest increase in sales over 2015:. Months of Inventory. $200,000 – $249,999 –up 21% 2. 8. $250,000 – $299,999 – up 12% 4. 4. $150,000 – $199,999 – up 8% 1. 7. $300,000 – $399,999 – up 8% 5. 4. $400,000 – $499,999 – up 1% 7. Houston has returned to its’ normal market demand by price of $150,000-$399,999... To search for homes by price range and map, go to www. Data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Information Services™, and The Real Estate Center for Texas A&M and written by Toni Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene. Source: Better Homes and Gardens | Gary Greene

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  • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene opens Fairfield sales office

    07/05/16 ,via Your Houston News

    Houston's leading residential real estate broker, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, has expanded its vast market presence by opening a new sales office in Fairfield. Gary Greene now operates 25 sales offices throughout the greater 

  • On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Better Homes and Gardens RE Gary Greene

    06/24/16 ,via

    What makes for a successful Relocation Department? According to Pattie Huey, director, relocation and business development for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, it takes a strategic vision, a collaborative work environment, a dynamic 


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  • Artist's Photo Reference - Reflections, Textures & Backgrounds

    North Light Books. 2004. ISBN: 158180377X,9781581803778. 143 pages.

    There's no better way to add interest to any piece of artwork than with reflections, textures and backgrounds. This unique photo reference helps both fine and decorative artists tackle these subjects with ease. You will find stunning photos of a wide variety of scenes and objects, including: the textures of nature, such as autumn leaves, stones, fruits, weathered wood and sand man-made textures like rusty metal, bricks and pottery breathtaking settings form deserts to meadows and mountains reflections in calm, rough and rippling water scenes featuring waves, clouds, snow and forests There are also six painting demonstrations in all the major mediums that show you exactly how to get the most out of reference photos. Artists of all levels will appreciate this inspiring guide.

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  • Coleman festival marshal

    07/12/16 ,via Times Gazette

    Gary said that back in those days they got to back up a lot ... Adams said he’s hoping for fiddle hoedowns and line dancing in the streets. More information about the Greene Countrie Towne Festival can be found at the Greenfield Rotary Club’s website ...

  • SD-46: Niccoli Backed By Fighting For Children PAC

    07/11/16 ,via

    The PAC was founded by Gary Greenberg, a Greene County businessman and a survivor of abuse himself. He’s endorsing candidates in legislative races from both parties after the measure failed to pass before the end of the legislative session in June.

  • Notebook: Stanton Records His Fourth Ace on The Fourth of July

    07/09/16 ,via The pilot

    Tom Greene was closest to the pin on the third hole ... Overall results: Dan Bryant, Mark Bernel, Gary Gee, Lee Pisarski, 82 (MOC); Howard Milligan, Ken Pepper, Doug Green, Michael Fitzgerald, 82 (MOC); John Zimmermann, Daniel Delgarn, Rick Page, Stephen ...


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Gary Greene welcomes Realtor Bill Eddleman to its Inner Loop office.

Gary Greene welcomes Realtor Bill Eddleman to its Inner Loop office.

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