Colored pencil artist Gary Greene demonstrates how to render an orchid step by step, using underpainting with solvents and burnishing.
In a recent colored pencil class, I demonstrated a variety of brands. Each one of them gives a totally different look to your work. Here are examples of my personal favorites.
Colored pencil can create luminous effects and subtle hue shifts. Arlene Steinberg shows how to achieve these with an Icaraus Art heated drawing board.
Scumbling (a colored pencil technique) offers control and very smooth, even application where you don’t see any strokes. Learn more in this free article!
An art critique of the colored pencil still life, Back Porch Memories, by artist Cheryl Metzger. Learn what works, and apply it to your art.
Don’t let the title fool you; even if you’re experienced with this medium, you may learn something new.
Striking. Powerful. Thought-provoking. As I browsed through the seventh edition of Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, I found myself pausing on every page to take it all in--the details, the colors and the depth of the drawings.
Love to draw with colored pencils? Lee Hammond shares three unexpected surfaces on which to create colored pencil art.
Kelly Hoernig, author of Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media, explains some basic colored pencil techniques in this exclusive excerpt.
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.
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