The Colored Pencil Course is a comprehensive learning experience designed to guide absolute beginners and intermediate artists to a level of producing professional quality colored pencil drawings through concise and “easy to digest” modules that include HD videos and Ebooks. This course is for anyone wanting to improve their drawing skills, particularly with colored pencils. This course is designed to maximize learning by including ebooks with each module. Each ebook corresponds with the video from the module ensuring that all learning styles are addressed. A total of over 5 hours of video instruction, 21 downloadable ebooks, and photo references are all included.
An introduction to “The Colored Pencil Course” video series, including a listing of materials and tools that will be used.
The basics of colored pencil drawing including the compositional make up of a colored pencil, the importance of pencil pressure, application techniques and mark-making, how surface texture affects the mark, mixing blacks, and the “5″ do’s for better hues.
A look at the technique known as “burnishing”, in which colored pencils are spread over the surface in manner to create smooth and solid areas of color.
A look at the importance of value in a colored pencil drawing and how an underpainting can help to ensure that a full range of value is achieved.
A look at the basics of color theory including mixing colors from primaries. Color schemes and enhancing colors using knowledge of the color wheel are covered in this module.
A look at a few compositional devices and how they can be applied in developing and choosing an arrangement for a drawing. Part one of a still life drawing demonstration.
A look creating the illusion of reflection and transparency in a colored pencil drawing.
A look at two methods for transferring a photo or drawing to a support for finishing with colored pencils.
A look at creating the illusion of texture through the use of value and directional lines. Part 1.
A look at creating the illusion of texture through the use of value and directional lines. Part 2.
A look at drawing a landscape using colored pencils on textured and toned paper. Part 1. An ordered approach is suggested for ensuring the illusion of depth.
A look at drawing the landscape using colored pencils on textured and toned paper. Part 2. An ordered approach is suggested for ensuring the illusion of depth. The drawing that was started in Module 11 is completed by developing the middle ground and the foreground.
The first in a series of modules that explore an approach to portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module begins the series by focusing on drawing the eyes.
The second module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module looks at drawing the nose.
The third module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module looks at drawing the mouth.
The fourth module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module completes the form of face and takes a brief look at mixing skin tones.
The fifth module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module completes the portrait drawing and focuses on adding the hair.
The first part of a two-part demonstration on combining watercolor with colored pencils.
The second part of a two-part demonstration on combining watercolor with colored pencils.
The first of a two-part series on watercolor pencils. This module takes a look at the properties of watercolor pencils and how they differ from traditional colored pencils. The process of a complete image begins in this module.
The second part of a two-part series on watercolor pencils. This module completes the image that was started in Module 20 by layering and activating additional applications of watercolor pencils.
The conclusion to “The Colored Pencil Course”. A brief look at framing work, handling “wax-bloom” and a suggestion for moving forward.
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