ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR USE OF COLORED PENCILS TO THE NEXT LEVEL?!?!?! ARE YOU READY TO GO FROM BLAH TO VOILA?!?!
Ok, I'll calm down, now.
As you go through your packet and prepare to complete your project, feel free to check out any of the resources in this post -- seeing the methods other artists use can help you develop your skills!
"Colored Pencil Painting" examples from my handout (and more!)
|Dutch artist known as "Prismatix"|
|Linked the to site where I found the image|
|Maria B. Davis - mariabdavis.com|
|Jillian Lambert (from her Etsy shop, JillianLamberArt)|
Some cool abstract student work...
Prepare to have your breath taken away...
|Veronica Winters - VeronicasArt.com|
Inspired?! I hope so... because here are the tutorials...
- "Colored Pencil Tutorial: Basic Information"
- Sphere with multiple shades of blue
- Sphere with different colors
- Eye (by same artist as the 2 sphere tutorials above)
- Skin Tones
- "Colorful Eye" (see below)
- Hair #1
- Hair #2
|from the "Colorful Eye" tutorial|
Text Tutorials with Pictures:
- Apple! (good example of not using only Local Color)
- Shiny chrome effect
- "Painting Flowers"
- Burnishing different ways on a flower
- Shading techniques used in girl with book drawing below
- Color blending and shading in Portraits (lips below are from this)
- Realistic Colored Pencil Portrait Art by Howard David Johnson
(Sorry that YouTube is blocked at school. I know... life is cruel, and data isn't free.)
- Very basic tutorial - "Blending Colored Pencils"
- Colored Pencil Techniques - 3 Approaches
- Basics to blending in colored pencil w/ Lachri
- This woman tends to talk very fast. Also, she give a speech about her love of paint thinner, so once that starts, jump to 1:50)
- How to draw a blurry background in colored pencil - Demo w/ Lachri
- How to Draw a Realistic Nose in Colored Pencils
- Great explanation of simple skin tones in this video, too!
Feel free to come back and visit this post any time you have a free afternoon and want to fall down the rabbit hole... but for now, make sure you give yourself enough time to finish your Mid-Term!