Fundamentals of Coloured Pencils - Beginners Course
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Fundamentals of Coloured Pencils - Beginners Course

From beginner to photo-realistic artist in one course. All the 'MUST KNOW' techniques of drawing in coloured pencils.
4.8 (61 ratings)
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177 students enrolled
Created by Sheldene Visagie
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: $55
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 21 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently understand every use of the oil and waxed based pencils.
  • Understand colour theory, how to mix colours, how to find colours and how to accurately match colours.
  • The process of layering to create realistic dimension and form.
  • Three methods of blending to create the illusion of different textures or smooth surfaces.
  • Transfer your images using multiple techniques.
  • Highlight with an array of methods to create the illusion of moisture, or interpret highlights from the light source.
  • How to texture your paper or use the illusion of texture.
  • Student will carry the tools and techniques neccessary to start drawing realistic animal and portrait drawings.
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Requirements
  • You don't need any experience.
  • You do need some supplies...
  • Oil and wax based pencils, 300gsm paper, etching tool, paint marker, solvent, brush, blender pencil
Description

This course is designed for the utmost beginner and takes you through everything that coloured pencils are capable of. Step-by-step videos that show you so much, from easy ways to find colours, to layering, to blending, to texturing and the list goes on. This course not only gets you so in-tuned with the medium but gets you confident in its many uses for drawing photo-realistic drawings. By the end of this course you'll know your pencils so well you will have the knowledge to get straight into drawing anything to the purest realistic quality of its existence. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners with no/little drawing experience.
  • Those who would like to turn their art into a business.
  • Existing artists wishing to expand their knowledge and skill in the use of coloured pencils.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
04:29:11
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Introduction
2 Lectures 08:46

I'm going to show you just how easy it is to become a realism artist. I’ll take you through the course structure and explain the benefits of completing the course.

Preview 05:05

A very basic and affordable materials list will be presented in this part of this course along with extra information about the materials and what they are used for.

Preview 03:41
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Colour theory, charts and resources.
2 Lectures 35:59

You’ll be provided with the printable resources to create your colour swatches which we will use to find accurate colours from reference photos. These are great for beginners who want an easy way to find colours until they are comfortable with finding them on their own.

Creating your coloured reference swatches from your own pencils.
15:35

We’ll be jumping straight into a practical drawing of the colour wheel while we go through the minimal theory of colour. I will only be going through the bare basics as we don’t need to know the entire history book in theory, this course is hands on practice and you won’t have to endure hours of talking without doing. Lets get drawing...

Preview 20:24
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Layering with coloured pencils.
2 Lectures 39:49

This is where the fun really start to happen. We go through the process of layering and touch on the process of blending that layers together. This lesson will take you through combining your wax and oil based pencils together. 

Layering with coloured pencils
20:52

Now that we know how to layer we will be using this process to draw our first complete realistic drawing. 

Layering an apple
18:57
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Blending with coloured pencils.
2 Lectures 34:19

In order to blend we need to layer out pencils first, this lesson will give you more practice in layering and in the next lesson the blending fun begins. 

Layering pencils in preparation for blending.
17:33

Now that you have layered your oil and wax based pencils together we can explore the three methods of blending. Blending with a blender pencil, blending while using the burnishing technique and finally blending using solvent and a detail brush. 

Different methods of blending (blender pencil, burnish, solvent)
16:46
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Creating highlights.
1 Lecture 18:10

Adding highlights to a drawing can be the difference between making something look realistic and making something look hyper-realistic. We explore three methods of highlighting and how they can be applied in different drawings.

How to highlight using etching, a paint marker or a wax pencil.
18:10
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Texturing
2 Lectures 34:48

This technique of texturing is one of the simplest methods to achieving hyper-realistic fur. This technique involves the use of an etching tool to apply texture to the surface of your paper before applying colour. 

Texture your paper before applying colour.
15:04

This lesson takes you through creating the illusion of texture with the use of your pencil strokes.

The illusion of texture.
19:44
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Creating outlines.
6 Lectures 01:34:06

How to create freehand outlines and the pro’s and con’s of this method.

How to create an outline using the 'Freehand' method.
20:28

How to create grid outlines and the pro’s and con’s of this method.

How to create an outline using the 'Grid' method.
04:07

How to create traced outlines and the pro’s and con’s of this method.

How to create an outline using the 'Tracing' method.
08:30

The next three parts of this section will cover everything we have learnt throughout this course. 

Colouring-in the outlines Part 1
20:03

Colouring-in the outlines Part 2
19:26

Colouring-in the outlines Part 3
21:32
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 03:14

What have we learnt and how do we apply this knowledge to future drawings. 

What we've learnt and how this will benefit you.
03:14
About the Instructor
Sheldene Visagie
4.8 Average rating
61 Reviews
177 Students
1 Course
Fine Art Drawing Educator

Australian fine art coloured pencil artist who has been published in the US Colored Pencil magazine numerous times and has custom drawings in collections worldwide. I teach the art of realism to students ranging from the utmost beginner to experts looking to improve their knowledge and skills in the coloured pencil medium. It's only taken me two years to reach this level of hyper-realism and I want to teach other how to do this much quicker.