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Crystal Soojeong Shin
Achieving Luminous Color Saturation and Delicate Texture with Colored Pencils
(Video Below until March 22, 2023)

Do you want to bring the deep, rich saturation so often only found in watercolor to your colored pencil work? Celebrating the elegant lines, and the rich colors of spring tulips, Crystal will explain how to perceive subtle underlying colors, and demonstrate her careful colored pencil layering techniques, resulting in smooth, luminous surface textures and glowing colors. 


Korean-born, Crystal is a botanical artist and scientific illustrator. Pursuing botanical art since her move to Seattle in 2013, she quickly blossomed as a botanical artist. She was the primary 

illustrator of the 2nd edition of “Flora of the Pacific Northwest” for the University of Washington Herbarium, generating 882 botanical illustrations in 3 years. Crystal is an established teacher of botanical drawing with colored pencils. Crystal has taught numerous art classes for groups that include Gage Academy of Art, Washington Native Plant Society, Bellevue Botanic Gardens, Amazon, and Pacific NW Botanical Artists. She presented her techniques in the Online Technique Showcase for the 2022 ASBA conference. 


Crystal is drawn to capturing the luminous colors and intricate details of natural subjects. As an instructor, she offers her intuitive understanding of color and her ability to broaden her student’s insight, while endeavoring to offer effective examples and solutions to their questions. 



Instagram: @crystalflorafossil


This video is provided to you as a member of the GRC. Please do not copy and share it! It will be available to you until March 22, 2023.

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