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Did you know that there is an affordable and accessible medium that combines the techniques of drawing with the power of vibrant color? In Colored Pencil Basics, you will be able to follow along step by step with illustrators Susan Rubin and Cynthia Knox as they help you discover the astonishing range of colored pencils. Susan shows you how to get started with the right materials, how to work with color, how to create an ideal workspace, and more. Then, Cynthia helps you take your basic skills to the next level with a focus on realistic textures and shows you how to put your techniques into practice through a series of flower drawings. Divided into four modules that cover both essentials and more detailed projects, this course is the perfect place to start if you are just beginning and a great resource for more experienced colored pencil artists to discover new techniques.
Module 1: Startup Library: Colored Pencil
In this first module, get an overview of the most important tools and techniques you will need to begin creating colorful, dynamic images in colored pencil. You will learn about the history of colored pencils and the different types available to you, as well as what kinds of papers work for different outcomes, and how to employ tools like erasers, blenders, and other helpful resources. Susan then leads you through several projects, including drawing various flowers and fruits to put your new skills into practice.
Module 2: Colored Pencil Essentials
Dive further into the essential tools and techniques of colored pencil as Susan introduces you to the importance of a good workspace and then leads you with hands-on demonstrations through the basics of using color, creating dimension, developing atmosphere, and more.
Module 3: Realistic Textures in Colored Pencil
Cynthia leads you in discovering how to create different textures that can bring your drawings to vivid life. You will learn how to work from reference photos as you practice blending and burnishing, creating value, adding shadow and dimension, and much more. By the end of this module, you will be able to recreate natural and man-made textures that are so convincing, you can almost feel them.
Module 4: Vivid Flowers in Colored Pencil
Put your new skills to the test with a series of flower drawings that use bold colors and realistic textures to bring the floral projects to life. Cynthia helps you apply everything you have learned and adds new skills to your repertoire so you can create detailed, vibrant works of art.
With the skilled and practical guidance of these two experienced illustrators, you will be able to discover the unlimited potential of colored pencils and create amazing drawings that you can be proud of.