Get Great Texture with the Right Colored Pencil Techniques
It is my not-so-humble opinion that colored pencil is such an underrated medium, given how easy they are to work with. They’re easily portable, don’t make a lot of mess, and so versatile to work with, given that they can stand on their own or be used to enhance watercolors, and pen & ink. A few colored pencil painting techniques can go a long way toward creating beautiful, vibrant art. So why not give them a try?
If you’re looking for a place to begin, why not start with Gary Greene? Learn how to paint textures in colored pencil using two completely different approaches to achieve lifelike paintings in his video, Painting Textures in Colored Pencil.
With two art lessons in one great video, Gary begins with the basics: pencil choices, sharpening and stroke work. He then demonstrates, step-by-step, two colored pencil techniques, first layering circular strokes on a smooth-toothed paper to paint glass bottles, and then underpainting and layering linear strokes on cold-pressed watercolor paper to paint a donkey. You’ll love the depth, detail and intensity you can achieve with these techniques and achieve two complete color pencil works of art.
“This was great! I never thought I could do texture such as for animals and wood. Now I can. At least I did a decent donkey and fence post.” – CM, ArtistsNetwork.tv
Preview Painting Textures in Colored Pencil to learn how to paint a donkey’s face using layers of wax-based colored pencils over water-soluble ones, working dark to light, keeping your strokes consistent.
Then, head over to ArtistsNetwork.tv to get access to the full-length video, reviews, materials, and more.