"Colored Pencil Secrets for Success" teaches readers how to evaluate their work using the basic principles of art and design, and then provides secrets on how to make the work better. Readers are shown how to take a mediocre coloured pencil drawing and turn it into a stronger, more realistic one. Over 35 examples show the reader how to analyse their work using several different methods and what techniques to apply to improve it. The basic techniques and materials used by coloured pencil artists are reviewed, as well as how to take good reference photos, a key component for readers to start the art-making process.
Ann Kullberg is one of the most well known coloured pencil artists on the Web. She runs a popular website for coloured pencil artists, www.annkullberg.com, teaches several workshops each year, and has created a line of coloured pencil instruction materials, including video lessons and project kits. Her tutorials can be found on her own website, as well as on www.artcafe.com