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Colored Pencil Techniques: Color, Value, Form Streaming Video

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Learn how to draw and paint apples, flowers, tropical birds, and still lifes using colored pencil techniques for polished paintings

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Learn how to draw and paint in colored pencil with Mark Menendez! In this art video, you'll learn colored pencil techniques in several demonstrations that explore the range of possibilities you have available in this versatile medium. Discover the basics of color pencil applications by painting an apple, discover easy ways to use your colored pencils to develop value and form, then learn how to paint water lilies using complementary colors. Apply those same lessons and learn more about color with a brightly colored tropical bird, and explore all the colors and values of white in a demonstration of a vase and eggs. From still lifes to flora, fauna, and everything in between, you'll love how quickly your art will improve!


  • Easy art instruction that will have you confidently drawing and painting in this fun medium
  • Learn colored pencil techniques for creating vibrant color, including scumbling, layering and blending, and burnishing
  • Learn how to create form and shadow with Mark's four-pencil techniques
  • Discover how colorful white can be
  • Learn how to paint a water lily, an apple, a colorful macaw, and a white vase and eggs using tinted paper
  • Get drawing techniques for creating your patterns and final drawings

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Develop the Macaw into a finished painting with Mark's colored pencil packet!

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Materials List:

Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Apple Demonstration:

  • Olive Green
  • Apple Green
  • Crimson Red
  • Blush Pink
  • Carmine Red
  • Tuscan Red
  • White
  • Burnt Ochre
  • Chartreuse
  • Limepeel
  • Mineral Orange
  • Black Cherry
  • Peach Beige
  • Pale Sage
  • Espresso
  • Sap Green Light
  • Pomegranate

Water Lily Demonstration:

  • Indigo Blue
  • Non-Photo Blue
  • Hot Pink
  • Process Red
  • Black Cherry
  • Sky Blue Light
  • Muted Turquoise
  • Green Ochre
  • Cobalt Turquoise
  • Pomegranate

Red Macaw Demonstration:

  • Indigo Blue
  • Ultramarine
  • True Blue
  • Dark Green
  • Grass Green
  • Olive Green
  • Apple Green
  • Cream
  • Canary Yellow
  • Orange
  • Pale Vermillion
  • Scarlet Lake
  • Crimson Lake
  • Carmine Red
  • Light Peach
  • Black
  • Tuscan Red
  • White
  • Light Umber
  • Terra Cotta
  • Dark Umber
  • Limepeel
  • Cool Grey 10%
  • Cool Grey 20%
  • Cool Grey 50%
  • Cool Grey 70%
  • Cool Grey 90%
  • Putty Beige
  • Powder Blue
  • Pomegranate

Colorful White Demonstration:

  • Blush Pink
  • Black
  • White
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Ochre
  • Terra Cotta
  • Dark Umber
  • Black Grape
  • Blue Slate
  • Grayed Lavender
  • Cool Grey 10%
  • Cool Grey 50%
  • Cool Grey 70%
  • Cool Grey 90%
  • Sky Blue Light
  • Powder Blue
  • Eggshell


  • Canson Mi Tientes tinted pastel paper
  • Stonehenge white paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Tracing paper


  • Plastic eraser
  • Electric eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Tape

About the Artist

Mark Menendez is an acclaimed artist with artwork housed in several permanent private and corporate collections. Mark has illustrated books for several publications, including Anne Rice's The Mummy, as well as several children's books. He teaches several art classes and workshops per year that cover a wide variety of mediums and styles, helping students develop their skills without being bound to one genre or medium.

Learn more about Mark Menendez in this ArtistsNetwork.TV interview.

Additional Information

SKU S3112
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Mark Menendez
Runtime 96 minutes
Skills Color
Art Style Classical Realism
Skill Level Beginner
Content Reference
Media Colored Pencil
  1. Very helpful in showing how to use colors to quickly review by Sharon H on 7/31/2017

    Very helpful in showing how to use colors to quickly build and show form also how to use tonal paper to it's advantage.

  2. Excellent review by Scyrus C on 1/23/2017


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