Learn Colored Pencil Drawing with Veronica Winters
To start working in colored pencils you need to have basic understanding of light and shade, be fairly good in basic drawing of shapes, and have a positive attitude. Thus, it’s important to practice drawing in graphite/charcoal first, and then move to color. Colors need to be “translated” into gradations of tones and this understanding “how light affects the form” is crucial to realist drawing of any subject.
Here I include a few step-by-step demos that show how I approach drawing in color. This process works for me and most of my students who have some background in basic drawing. However, rules are not written in stone and I don’t impose my attitude onto everyone. Sometimes, I see novel approaches to drawing and I also learn from other artists and students.
To get you started, you’ll need these art supplies for basic colored pencil painting:
In the menu to the left you will find my free videos and step-by-step color pencil painting tutorials. Enjoy!
"Pink Flower" colored pencil painting demonstration, intermediate difficulty. $2 Download Now
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