If you plan it well, you could create botanical art en plein air in just about any medium, but colored pencil is a convenient way to capture the beauty of flowers and plants.
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...
Learn How to Paint Glass Glass is a study of contradictions. Both durable and terribly fragile at the same time, it’s often able to withstand heat but shatters when dropped; it can be perfectly clear and see-through, or cloudy and opaque, blocking out the light and distorting reflections. It is both utilitarian in the...
The winter 2015 issue of Drawing magazine introduces us to the work of four artists who use colored pencil to create tightly rendered drawings of very different varieties.
Sandra Angelo explains how to draw flowers and choose the best photo reference so you can have a strong start on your own flower drawing.
Read my exclusive interview with colored pencil artist Kristy Ann Kutch, who has taught more than 200 workshops, is a published author and has 3 new DVDs.
Improve your Drawing and Painting Techniques with Pastel Pencils Get drawing and painting tips for finishing a portrait, working on a landscape painting, or capturing the exotic expressions of your favorite animals with the art videos of Colin Bradley, on ArtistsNetwork.tv. In Tips and Techniques for Pastel Pencils, you can improve your art with...
Learn three colored pencil techniques from master artists and Sandra Angelo introduces her newest colored pencil eWorkshops™.
Realism in colored pencil is created with many layers and repeated additions of color. Nothing is ever just one color, and texture must be added AFTER the colors are fully developed. This takes time and patience.
Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a five-day seminar on “The Joys of Colored Pencil.” While that may have been the topic of the class, the true joy came to me through the wonderful group of people I had attending. It was an incredible experience.
Sandra Angelo, a well-known instructor with Artists Network, has offered to share three ways that she likes to use colored paper to make her colored pencil paintings pop. See what she has to say, and consider which technique you might take advantage of in your next drawing.