Welcome to the wonderful world of Colored Pencil Drawing!
In this course I reveal my professional colored pencil drawing secrets with a super fun project - a fully rendered illustration of my children's picture book character "Mr Andy Snufflewood".
Afterwards you'll be able to apply these same techniques to your own colored pencil illustrations, characters or colouring books.
Spend a few hours with me in the studio
Grab yourself a cuppa and relax. I'll take you through this step-by-step. It's like you're spending a few hours with me in the studio as I personally show you my professional techniques. Don't worry though. I've spent years figuring out the quickest and easiest ways to do things so that you don't have to. Follow along. This is going to be a breeze.
Here are just a few of the pro tips I'll be sharing with you...
One Pencil Tip - Three Ways!
Have you ever used colored pencils and been frustrated as you constantly sharpen them? Your beautiful colored pencils very quickly shave down to tiny stumps before you know it. How sad! But it doesn't have to be this way!
In this course I'll show you how to get outstanding results without having to constantly sharpen your pencils.
Less sharpening means your precious pencils will last longer and you can color faster. It makes a massive amount of difference (plus if you are using expensive professional-grade pencils it can save you a huge amount of money!)
(Interesting fact - while shooting this entire course I used a pencil sharpener just three times!)
Vibrant Color, Depth and Form with Awesome Gradations
Do you want to create coloured pencil drawings that almost pop off the page with vibrant color, depth and form? I'll show you how to do that with gradations in just one color and also in multiple colours. You'll see the effect in Mr Andy Snufflewood's golden yellow overalls.
Learn how to really impress!
And when I say 'impress' I mean I'll be showing you how to use the impressing technique to create a wonderful easy fur texture you can use again and again in your own characters.
Inking your characters outline
I'll show you how to outline your character with accents to add interest and depth to your outlines, ready for the really fun bit... coloring.
Give it all a bit of a burnish!
Have you ever heard of 'burnishing' and wondered what that's all about? Well...you're in for a treat. I'll be showing you (in a very practical way) how to use burnishing to add that final touch of gorgeousness to your coloured pencil drawings.
Plus loads of other tips and techniques sprinkled liberally throughout the course...
This course was filmed in almost real time. As I'm drawing I chat about little nuggets of coloured pencil wisdom all throughout. No boring bits I promise!
Works with cheap pencils and professional brands too
The great news is that for this course it's up to you what pencils you choose to use. The techniques I'm revealing will work with cheap supermarket brand-name pencils as well as the more expensive professional brands. Tip: avoid buying the super-cheap no-name brands. Either way, whichever pencils you choose for this course, you'll be saving time and money just by using my super-duper '1 pencil tip - 3 ways' method which minimises the amount of sharpening you'll do.
You'll feel so supported
You're never alone with my courses. My students describe my Facebook community as "the most welcoming and supportive group on the internet". You're going to love it.
You've got absolutely nothing to lose. Udemy offers a 30 day money back guarantee!
So come on then! Bring your sense of childlike wonder and fun (plus your pencils and paper of course) and let's get started.