Colored Pencil Art & Techniques

Discover the basics for beginning in colored pencil art—and refine and expand your colored pencil techniques with helpful tips and pointers and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction from the experts. You’ll learn about burnishing, working with solvents, water-soluble colored pencils and more!

Art Lessons with Lee Hammond

The best thing about online and video education is that it’s so easy to follow along. You can pause and rewind over and over again, all while seeing how your favorite artist pulls off what seems so difficult–and they make it look easy! For Jen’s Pick this week, we return to...

Easy Colored Pencil Techniques from Janie Gildow

You can learn great drawing and coloring techniques with Janie Gildow in her four videos on colored pencil techniques, including an easy way to draw an apple, the types of surfaces you can use, such as mylar paper and dark surfaces, as well as how to combine them with other mediums....

The Sketchbook Project: Online Gallery

Even though it is, in most cases, an artist’s least seen work (often by design), a sketchbook can offer the most intimate view into an artist’s process. It is there that moments of high creativity come to life in the form of quick sketches, casual drawings, and unplanned experiments. In the...

How to Use Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

Water-soluble colored pencils are a wonderful tool for easy and colorful backgrounds. In this demonstration of a yellow lily, artist Kristy A. Kutch shows us how to combine colored pencil techniques with an old tooth brush and masking film to create rich, simple backgrounds for our flower subjects. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- How to...