Working with COLORED PENCILS - Basics & Practice
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- How to blend and render colored pencils
- How to apply colored pencils for professional results
- How to draw human skin, hair and many other super-realistic textures
- How to draw lifelike animals and objects
- Artist-grade colored pencils (e.g. Prismacolor Premier, Luminance, Polychromos)
- High quality, thick paper
If you want to improve your colored pencil drawings, or have never tried to work with colored pencils before, but would like to, this is the course you've been waiting for. This course provides answers to all you ever wanted to know about colored pencils and how to use them to create super-realistic textures such as hair, human skin, lifelike textures and many more in simple, unique step-by-step demonstrations. Since Jasmina is a self-taught artist, the material is presented clearly with friendly instructions that everyone can follow. You will learn to draw from both reference photos and imagination so that you can learn to see things through the artist's eyes, enrich your creative mind and get inspired
The first section, “Basics,” provides a lot of information about colored pencils that are important to know before you get started using this tool. The instructor explains which colored pencils she uses and why, which paper and tools she utilizes and recommends, how she mixes the colors to get real, lifelike colors that you can see in her drawings, how you can choose the right colors for your portraits, and many more.
The second section, “Practice,” contains a lot of demonstrations on how to apply colored pencils for professional results in real-time narrated drawing videos. Jasmina will show you her shading techniques and blending methods so that you can be equipped with the necessary skills to enable you to create your future drawings. The instructor also offers the downloadable sketch outlines for every drawing, so that you can start with an accurate initial sketch and have more time to practice coloring. You will also find a lot of articles containing written step-by-step drawing tutorials with pictures so that you can learn even more.
By enrolling in this course, you will get the personal contact details and support from the professional and famous colored pencil artist and art teacher, Jasmina Susak, whose photorealistic drawings are very popular around the world.
Enroll now and start using colored pencils like a pro!
- The lessons are presented with such simplicity and clarity that anyone can follow and do, beginner or advanced.
Thank you so much for enrolling in this course. I am so glad to have you here with me.
In each lecture, you will find attached downloadable materials such as pencil sketches, reference photos, and final drawings.
The first section, "Basics" is about colored pencils and how to use them. Section 2, "Practice #1" contains real-time narrated drawing videos. I have included demonstrations on drawing textures and realistic objects. Section 3 "Practice #2" includes drawing 8 different tones of the human skin. Section 4 "Practice #3" contains the tutorials on different styles and colors of human hair. In Section 5 "Practice #4, you will find a lot of step-by-step written tutorials with pictures, which are not accompanied by videos.
Please find attached some helpful materials and resources such as Skin Tone Value Viewers, links to helpful applications, and coloring pages so that you can practice using colored pencils.
Please let me know if you have any questions and suggestions. I'd be glad to answer and help.
Enjoy the course!
In this section, I have included demonstrations of drawing 8 different human skin tones: light, medium, and dark. I will tell you exactly which colored pencil or a combination of colored pencils to use to create a particular skin tone so that you can use the tips from this class for your lifelike, realistic portraits.
When drawing the skin, I always use the technique called burnishing for which you will need wax-based colored pencils such as Prismacolor Premier or Caran D'ache Luminance 6901. Since they are both wax-based, they blend well together and I use them both for my portraits. My fans and followers always ask me what do I use to blend my colored pencils to make the drawn skin look like in photos without any pencil lines visible. My answer is: "I use another colored pencil" and I will show you how to blend and render colored pencils. I don't use things like underpaints or solvents.
Note: these tutorials cover only the skin, not the whole portraits. However, you will learn to draw basic tones, highlights, and shadows so that you can apply the techniques and combinations of colors to your future portraits.
Please find attached the reference photo for practicing. Use the same colors from the videos in the same order and draw the skin tone from the reference photo.