Things To Remember

Drawing a metallic surface is very much like drawing glass. A dark background is very important with shiny, polished brass because it helps the light edges of the object stand out. Don't just use black and white when drawing stainless steel or silver. Colors make the drawing more realistic. When drawing polished brass, be sure to incorporate all the reflections and colors from the objects surrounding it. Even the tiniest details are important, especially when drawing reflective metal. Unlike...

Define The Darks And Cast Shadows

Fill in the dark areas within the corners of the mouth with Dark Umber. Lightly edge around the teeth to create their shapes. Do not use a hard outline. With teeth, a dark line represents space between, and usually teeth touch each other. Continue applying Dark Umber with a sharp point to the shadow edge of the upper lip, to the cast shadow below the lower lip, and just above the edge of the lower lip. Leave the areas of reflected light alone. Add more Dark Umber to the corner of the mouth on...

Finish The Scene

Color Pencil Line Drawing Lesson Plan

Complete the drawing using a sharp point. Use the layering technique to achieve a great number of tones ranging from dark to light. Remember, any object with an edge or rim has reflected light. Allow your darkest tones to emphasize your light tones. White, Cool Grey 50 , Cool Grey 70 , Spring Green, Chartreuse, Dark Green, Mediterranean Blue, Aquamarine, Pink, Peach, Pumpkin Orange, Dark Brown, Cream This drawing is one that I created for a children's book that I wrote and illustrated called A...

Burnish The Colors And Honethe Edges

Add Dark Umber to create some of the darker color and texture. (Note that these bricks do not have the same amount of texture as the one in the finished illustration on page 68.) Use White to create the lightest color on top. Use Black to create the edges. Stones, pebbles and rocks can add wonderful texture to your drawings. This pot from Pompeii is beautiful, but alone in a drawing it would be somewhat lackluster. The real beauty of the drawing is created...

Materials

Artichoke, Black, White, Dark Brown, Peach, Henna, Seashell Pink Use the grid method to achieve a line drawing. Be particularly careful with the irises and pupil, and take special note of the tilt of the eyes. When you are happy with your subject, remove the grid lines with a kneaded eraser. 1 BURNISH THE IRIS AND PUPIL, CREATE THE EYELIDS Burnish the entire iris with Artichoke. With Black, burnish the pupil completely, except for the small dot that represents the highlight or catchlight. With...

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Outline The Edges And Begin The Patterns

Pencil Outlines Buildings

Start with just a few key lines of color. It is important to create the edges and patterns of the glass right away so they don't get lost later. Draw in the lines as shown with Crimson Red. This creates the edges and side of the glass and begins the patterns of color. Add some to the handle, too. Notice that the lines are broken and fragmented because of the reflections of light on the basket. With Cool Grey 50 , add more lines to continue building the edges and details of the basket and...

Begin Adding Color

Fill in the nose with Black and allow the small areas of reflected light around the nostrils to remain the white of the paper. Draw the slits of the eyes and place small shadows under the leg, under and inside the ear and under the muzzle. Add Dark Brown along the outside edges of the puppy. Use Cool Grey 50 around the lip area below the nose and the on the small spots above it. Add some Dark Brown around the eye, leaving a small edge of reflected light.

Deepenthetonesand Create The Form

Shadow Pencile Drawing Ball

To build the skin tone, add Peach to both the face and the hand. On the hand, use an even layer of color over the entire area, overlapping the color already there. On the face, make the color deeper on the left side along the jaw by layering, keeping your pencil point sharp at all times. Overlap the Black Raspberry already there, allowing the colors to merge together. You should begin to see the sphere exercises in the cheeks, the nose and the chin. With Henna, add some color to the lower lip,...

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Deepen The Tones And Create The Shadows

Colored Pencil Landscape Burnish

Once you have achieved accurate ellipses, deepen the colors of the stripes around the neck and the top of the bowl with Indigo Blue. Also add the small patterns to the handles with Indigo Blue. Deepen the overall color of the bowl using the layering technique. This allows the color of the paper to come through, further enhancing the look of pottery. With Henna, deepen the color in the lower area of the bowl. Use Clay Rose to help the Henna color transition toward the upper area of the bowl....

Deepen The Colors And Finish The Background

The final stages of the drawing will take some time because the entire drawing is layered, not burnished. Use Tuscan Red for the darker areas the contours of form and muscle and Dark Umber and Black for the darkest shadows. Because you are using the layering process, you should still be able to see the Orange undertones. Keep a sharp point on your pencils so the tones remain smooth and transitional. Build the color and density of the mane with quick strokes. Start at the base of the mane and...

Finish The Drawing

To finish the drawing, deepen every color's tone. Since I was not using a reference photo, I slowly added colors until I liked the look. Study the finished piece closely and you will see where all the colors have been intensified. The biggest change was in the grassy area and the flowers. Use White to give the flowers more depth, and add Chartreuse to brighten the color of the grass. Add Dark Green to create the illusion of shadow. Use White to lighten the right side of the tree trunk, and to...

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I BUILD THE TONES OF THE SKY, SAND AND SUN i Continue building the color of the sky with the layered approach, taking care to disguise any pencil lines. Deepen the color with Canary Yellow, and make the color around the sun extra deep so that it looks bright white. Deepen the sky with Yellow Orange, moving out from the sun. With Orange, continue out even farther. Create the sun rays by lifting them out with the kneaded eraser in a wagon-wheel pattern. Don't worry if you lift too much, you can...

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Erasers

Although colored pencil is very difficult, if not impossible, to completely erase, erasers can be used to soften colors. Here are the three you will need for colored pencil Kneaded erasers are like squishy pieces of rubber, good for removing your initial line drawing as you work. They will not damage or rough up your paper surface. Pink Pearl erasers are good for general cleaning and large areas, such as backgrounds. These, too, are fairly easy on the paper surface. Typewriter erasers look like...

Add The Foreground Details

Use your mechanical pencil to lightly sketch in the foreground shapes to use as a guide. Fill in the largest shapes first, such as the trunk of the tree and the shoreline. With Black and a very sharp point on your pencil, apply the palm leaves, the small bush to the right of the tree, and the blades of grass. If you haven't drawn a palm tree before, I would suggest practicing first on a separate sheet of paper. Notice how the individual palms pull out from the center, resembling a feather and a...

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Canary Yellow, Parrot Green, Peacock Green, Dark Green, Chartreuse, Light Green, Spring Green, Yellow Chartreuse, Orange, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Black Practice drawing a flower against a completed background. I cropped the photo to focus on just one of the flowers, and to eliminate some of the unnecessary subject matter. Create the drawing in the size you want the piece to be, and use transfer paper to place the line drawing to the suede board. Once the drawing is transferred to the board,...

Create The Line Drawing And Fill In The Undertone

Lightly trace a circle on your drawing paper using a mechanical pencil. Use a template or trace around a glass or other round object for accuracy. Draw in the top of the ornament and the ribbon. Fill in the undertone of the ornament with Canary Yellow. This is the basis of the drawing's deep gold tone. Leave the bright highlight areas the white of the paper. Add the shadow edge to the lower portion of the ornament with Yellow Ochre.

Deepen The Tones And Finish The Background

Deepen the tones throughout the drawing. Using Black and a very light touch, create more shadow effects on the tiger by adding various gray tones around the sides of the face and in the body. To soften these shadow areas, overlap the gray areas with Light Cerulean Blue. Finish the background by adding more layers of Light Cerulean Blue. Deepen the color directly around the tiger, and allow it to fade out toward the suede board's edge. Soften the darker left side by overlapping the Black with...

Burnish The Colors And Finish The Drawing

Pencil Drawings Peacocks

Continue to build up the colors with more pressure until they burnish together. Keep applying pencil lines, alternating back and forth between light and dark until the look of wood grain is achieved. Bricks create an interesting background pattern to a drawing because each brick is totally different from another. No two are exactly alike. It is important to draw bricks accurately and in perspective. Refer to the perspective basics on page 51 when choosing to include bricks in your drawings....

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COLORED PENCILS ARE WONDERFUL TOOLS for creating realistic drawings Lee Hammond, popular instructor and North Light author of more than twenty instructional books on drawing and painting, is here to show you how. Now you can learn to draw lifelike flowers, buildings, animals and people in vivid color. Join Lee as she shares her easy-to-follow teaching methods to help you master colored pencil, from basic shapes and everyday objects to your own pets, friends and family members. You can do it...

Build The Tones

Continue building the tones of the flower. Add more creases to the petals with Magenta and fill the lower sides of the petals with Hot Pink. Use Process Red to layer the left sides of each petal's shadows. With Black, add some small circles to the flower's center. Use a light touch you don't want the circles too dark. Also use the Black to create the shadows along the edges of the flower's center. Follow the patterns carefully, paying close attention to how the edges weave under some of the...

Begin Adding The Undertones And The Background

Colored Pencil Background Drawings

Once you have successfully transferred the line drawing to the suede board, begin adding Canary Yellow to the flower petals and flower pods. Begin adding the background color to create the edges of the flower. Use Parrot Green for the overall background tone, Spring Green for the leaf areas and Light Green for the pale leaves on the right side. At this point, all the undertones of the drawing should be placed on the suede board like a colored road map.

Beginthe Stripes And Deepen The Background

Touching Drawings Pencil

With Black, begin adding the stripes of the tiger, following the patterns in the line drawing. Add some Black to the insides of the ears, but don't fill them in completely. Use the Black to deepen the outlines of the mouth area. Continue adding Light Cerulean Blue to the background around the tiger, working the color toward the suede board's edge. Deepen the tones on the right side of the tiger by adding some Black over the Light Cerulean Blue. Allow it to fade out gradually with a light touch.

Build The Facial Tones And Background

Ears Colored Pencils

With Dark Brown, carefully and lightly applythetonesto the top of the head, around the eyes and down the sides of the nose. Continue adding the Dark Brown to the top of the nose and into the striped areas of the body. Fill in the pupil and outline the outer edge around the eyes with Black. Use Light Cerulean Blue to fill in the eye color. Layer it more heavily around the pupil, and lighter as you work toward the outer edges. Use Black Raspberry to gently fill in the nose. Use a firmer pressure...

Create The Trees And Mountains

Sketch With Color Accent

With Black, create the illusion of texture in the pine trees, using vertical pencil lines to represent the tree trunks. Use the flat side of pencil to create the texture of the trees using horizontal motions. With True Blue and a light touch, add the small mountain in the far background along the horizon line. With the same color, accent the color in the water on the right. Define the bottoms of the ice flows with Black.

Outline The Edges And Begin The Shadows

Flower Outlines Fill Colors

Fill in the center of the flower with Canary Yellow using circular pencil strokes. Once the Canary Yellow layer is complete, overlap it with Limepeel on the upper side of the flower's center. Along the left side, overlap the Canary Yellow with Magenta. This will accentuate the center of the flower. With Magenta, begin outlining the petals. Look for areas that are extremely dark and areas that are lighter, and use thinner lines and less pressure in the light areas. Lightly fill in some of the...

Create The Line Drawing

Drawing With Intense Shadows

Use the grid method to create an accurate line drawing of the reference photo. When you are happy with your sketch, carefully remove your grid with a kneaded eraser. Try to be as accurate as possible, because the entire outcome of your portrait hinges on this first step. 2 PLACE THE PORTRAIT'S UNDERTONES AND SHADOWS Study the colors of the reference photo, and lightly place all the tones of the portrait. Lightly edge the intense shadows along the right side of the face with Dark Brown. Use this...

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Draw a nose

When teaching facial features, I always begin with the nose. It is the perfect first step when learning to draw faces because it involves a sphere and the five elements of shading. Study the five elements of shading on this close-up photo of a nose. Notice the obvious cast shadows and reflected light, just like a sphere. Use the grid method to draw the nose, then carefully remove the grid lines with a kneaded eraser. Study the five elements of shading on this close-up photo of a nose. Notice...

Begin The Eyes And Nose

Side Nose Drawing

With Black, apply a light outline around the edges of the eyes and fill in the pupils. Lightly layer the iris with Limepeel. Leave a small area of paper exposed for the catchlight, as well as a slight rim of reflected light around the outside of the pupils and outer edges of the irises. With White, burnish the catchlight of the eye to make it appear reflective. Lightly layer the Limepeel with Dark Brown to make the eyes appear round and lifelike. Add the inner color of the ears with Seashell...

Remove The Gridlines And Check The Perspective

Color Pencil Line Drawing Lesson Plan

Once you have the basic outline of the house drawn on your paper, remove the grid lines carefully with your kneaded eraser. Check your perspective using this guide. Follow the working lines to see where they go, and where they will eventually converge on the imaginary horizon line. You can use a long ruler to find the point of convergence outside the paper edge, and then pivot the ruler down from one point on the house to another. To ensure accurate angles, hold the ruler tight on the horizon...

Darken The Tones And Begin The Details

Color Pencil Roof

The left side of the house is darker because it is not facing the light. Using Cool Grey 70 , create the deep shadow directly under the upper front of the house behind the pillars. Use Cool Grey 50 to fill in the triangular areas on either side of the chimney. Lightly add Cool Grey 50 to the rest of the left side of the house. Then, add some Aquamarine over the gray as shown. Use the Aquamarine to create the shadow side of the pillars and on the house behind the pillars. Add some Aquamarine to...

Create The Background And Finish The Drawing

Small Kitchen French White Blue And Gray

With a ruler and the Black pencil, create clean, straight sides of the glass and draw a horizontal line to create the illusion of a tabletop. To give the drawing more of a finished look, create a rectangular box around the glass for a border. With Copenhagen Blue, overlap the black in the background, and fill it in toward the edges of the border. Using a sharp point on your pencil, fill it in slowly to make the tones even and smooth. Lightly add some Copenhagen Blue to the ice and insides of...

Fill In Color And Add Shadows

Puppy Color Pencil

Lightly place some Pink Rose around the eye and around the muzzle. Fill in the ears with Goldenrod. Also use the Goldenrod to go around and above the eyes. Using Cool Grey 50 , add shadows along the rear of the puppy and along the front leg and paw. Add some Black under the ear on the right. drawing, the pencil lines must follow the direction that the fur flows to create texture. Add more Pink Rose around the eye. As you draw, notice where the fur reflects light and leave those areas exposed,...

Overlap To Finish The Tones And Shadows

Pot Shadows Drawings

Overlap the shadow areas with Dark Brown and then Rosy Beige. Continue fading into the lighter areas, making sure your colors look even and gradual. Finish the teapot by adding Black Raspberry to the contours to give the pot a warm hue. Maintain a very sharp point and overlap the existing colors. Add a small amount of this color into the shadow areas behind and below the teapot. Just like using a grid, segment drawing breaks down large shapes into smaller, more manageable increments. It follows...

Coffee Table In Drafting

One Point Couch

When learning perspective, start with a simple one-point perspective drawing, such as this living room scene. In the working drawing of step 1, notice how everything in the room meets at a single point in the center of the drawing. The arms of the couch, the edges of the coffee table and even the books underneath lead to this one point. Each vertical line in the drawing such as the legs of the table, the sides of the couch and the edges of the cups are all perfectly vertical with no slants.

Grid Method Drawing

Grid Method Drawing

Pink Rose, Hot Pink, Crimson Red, Cool Grey 50 , Cool Grey 70 , White Sometimes glass can be very complicated not only in color, but in shape. This little Fenton glass basket is decorative and delicate looking with its ruffled edges and braid-like handle. Such details must be studied carefully. Use the grid method to draw these shapes accurately, studying how the shapes of the glassware are captured within each box.

Define The Highlights And Background

Symmetrical Shapes Nature Leave

This pot is full of reflections and highlights. Lightly outline the shapes of the reflections of windows using Blue Violet Lake. Using the same color, redraw the elliptical lines in the upper rim of the pot, and below it to show the curves. Burnish in the lightest undertone of the pot first using Sky Blue Light, leaving the bright highlight areas exposed as the white of the paper. With Clay Rose, fill in the inside area of the pot. Use enough pressure to fill in the paper completely with color....

Create The Grid And Line Drawing

The ellipses required for this drawing are easier to obtain when using the grid method. Because there are so many, it might help to fill in the dark lines around the top and the neck of the bowls as you draw. This will help you avoid confusion among the many individual lines. The ellipses are the most critical aspect of this drawing. Before adding any colored pencil, work on the ellipses with a mechanical pencil until they appear correct. It is much better to make corrections with regular...

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Drawing Glass With Ice Cubes

Not only does it pick up reflections of color and shapes from its surroundings, its appearance is affected by what is inside it. This glass of ice cubes is an amazing collection of patterns and geometric shapes. Use this graphed photo to obtain an accurate line drawing. Don't worry too much about drawing perfect shapes the illusion of cold ice cubes will be created once you add the tones.

Add Details And Burnish The Colors

Colored Pencils Lessons

Build up the color of the ornament using the same colors as before and burnish them together. Add White to the highlight areas and burnish it to look smooth and shiny. Detail the neck and hanger. Notice how the edge of the hanger has a scalloped edge and is surrounded by reflected light. Even though it is a small area, the tiniest details are still important. With Scarlet Lake, add some color to the ribbon. Add Light Umber to the shadows to make them three-dimensional. Add a small amount of...

Objecfsr Perspective

Pencil Drawings Geometry

Without understanding the rules of perspective, it would be impossible to create a drawing of your home, like I did here. I've seen many a drawing or painting fall short because of inaccurate perspective. Study and practice the exercises in this chapter and you will acquire a better eye for perspective. It will help you see all the angles and slants that are so important in your drawings. Many ordinary, everyday objects are angular in shape and made up of squares and rectangles. If it has a...

Deepen All The Colors And Tones To Finish

Colored Pencil Quotes

Use more Henna to deepen the corners of the eyes and add more color to the lips. Use Seashell Pink to shadow the eyeballs for roundness. Also add Seashell Pink to the area between the nose and the mouth to soften the edges of the shadows, allowing it to fade into the white of the paper. Add Denim Blue to the irises to create the eye color. Use Seashell Pink to soften and transition the colors of the skin on the hand. Create the ring with Black and White, burnishing the colors for the look of...

Burnish The Tones Together

Burnish the colors to give the grape a shiny appearance. With Carmine Red, apply pressure and overlap the darker areas. Once the colors look smooth, take the White pencil and burnish into the highlight areas. If you aren't happy with the way it looks, you can go back and forth with the colors, adding more lights or darks. Whenever you add a color to the drawing, make sure to burnish the colors together with the lighter color and blend them together. Grapes are round, shiny and reflect a lot of...

Burnish The Colors

Shadow Leaving

Burnish the Black and the Metallic Gold to make the patterns more intense. With White, burnish the gold areas to make it look shiny, and create the highlight areas. Add some Black to the cast shadow, leaving it layered so it has a grainy appearance. In general, it takes a shiny, burnished approach to create the look of polished brass. Because the surface of polished brass is so reflective, it is important to incorporate all of the reflections of light and color from surrounding objects. The...

Horse in motion

Color Pencil Drawing Horses

This is a beautiful photograph of a horse in motion. The mane blowing in the wind gives the horse an elegant look and the viewer a feeling of action. The extreme contrasts also give the drawing a lot of visual impact. The drawing's intense lights and darks as well as deep shadows are achieved by an exaggerated light source.

Layer The Undertone And Begin The Background

Horse Face Front

Base in the undertone of the horse with a light application of Orange. With Terra Cotta, create the patterns of muscles and contours of the horse's body. Where the light heavily reflects off the shoulder of the horse, it resembles the ripples seen in a moving body of water. Use Terra Cotta to build the dark areas here and add color to the mane. Start the blue background from the top and work down, carefully layering Non-Photo Blue. Allow the blue to outline the horse's face, especially where...

How To Draw With Color Pencil

Wood Grain Colored Pencil

This drawing of a has many of the same colors and techniques as the drawing of the wooden door handle at right. However, to represent the intense light of the sun, the colors have been burnished to appear brighter. The orange color of the wood is reflected in the textured skin of the lizard, and the blue of the sky is repeated in the white part of the wood above him. Beige, Burnt Ochre, Terra Cotta, Orange, Tuscan Red, Cool Grey 50 , Aquamarine, Black, White Simply put, the key to creating...

Continue Burnishing

Burnishing Color Pencils

Burnish more Sky Blue Light inside the rim and above the pot to make it deeper in tone. Use Blue Violet Lake to add more color to the inside rim and body of the pot. On the pot, use a circular motion with the flat of the pencil lead, not the point. This will give the illusion of the speckling seen in the glaze. Look closely at the illustration and you can see where I used these circular strokes, and where the pencil lines are just drawn in. Switch to Denim Blue, and build the dark tones on the...

Sketch The Trunk And Apply The Lightest Tones

Coloured Pencil Tree Bark Drawings

Sketch the shape of the trunk and limbs with a mechanical pencil. Don't forget to include the large tree knots. With heavy, vertical pencil lines, apply the texture of the tree bark. Start with Sienna Brown first, and then layer on Dark Umber. A tree limb or trunk is also a cylinder, just with a lot of texture. Use this exercise to practice drawing the cylindrical shape of a tree. Even though the surface is irregular and textured, the basic form is still a cylinder with the effects of light and...

Deepen The Tones And Create The Cast Shadow

Continue building the Orange color to deepen the hue, still leaving the white areas alone. Leave some yellow showing along the bottom of the pear and along the edge of the recessed area on the pear's base. Like the sphere exercise on page 28, this will form the rim of reflected light to make the pear appear more rounded. With Dark Brown, create the dark side of the stem. Also apply some of the Dark Brown to the recessed area on the bottom. Add both Dark Brown and Limepeel to create the cast...

Begin Layering The Colors

Pencil Drawing Glass Reflection

With a sharp point, layer the blue areas with Periwinkle. Use Lilac to create the lavender shapes in the glasses, the reflections below the glasses and the area above the horizon line. With Cool Grey 50 , draw the dark patterns in the glasses. Leave the bright highlight areas empty, with the white of the paper exposed. Note the areas of reflected light that the round shapes create along the edges of the glass and stems.

Develop The Front And Edges Ofthe House

Pencil Drawing House And Tree

The lighting in this scene is coming from the right, illuminating the front of the house. Use White to fill in the front areas. Because of the tone of the paper, the white tones really stand out. To create the edges along the right side of the house, add Dark Green to start the shapes of the trees. Roughly apply these tones with the side of the pencil no details are really necessary at this stage. Note that the left side of the house is partially blocked because of a tree. Apply the shapes of...

Create The Line Drawing And Begin The Shadows

Tracing a round object, such as a glass or jar, or using a circle template or stencil, lightly draw a circle with a mechanical pencil and a very light touch. Determine where the light is coming from. With Dark Umber and a very sharp point, apply the cast shadow opposite the light source, here, below the circle on the lower left, indicating the light is coming from the right side. With a very sharp point, apply the shadow edge, leaving a small edge of reflected light along the bottom of the...

Important

Henna And Peach Pencil

You must obtain permission to sell works of art that depict famous people or celebrities. Always obtain the advice of a copyright attorney before attempting to sell or distribute this type of artwork. There are many colors that make up skin tones and complexions. The following are some color combinations that may be used. However, these are just guides. Many combinations can be made since skin color is highly affected by light, shadows and color reflections. Each of these tones was created by...

Sketch The Line Drawing

Lightly sketch in the shape of the leaf with a mechanical pencil. Draw in the water droplets note that they are each a different shape. Lightly fill in the leaf with an even application of Grass Green. Make sure to leave the droplets the white of the paper. With Tuscan Red, apply the veins and edges of the leaf with a sharp point. Lightly layer this color to the outside edges of the leaf. With a sharp point and firm pressure, draw a distinct line of Tuscan Red underneath each water droplet to...

Locate The Horizon And Create The Line Drawing

Locate the horizon line, or where the sky and the water meet. In this piece, the horizon line is low, about one fifth of the way up from the bottom of the composition. Lightly draw a line across the paper, parallel to the lower edge, and lightly sketch in the palm trees. Begin by placing in the sunshine streaks with Lemon Yellow, noting the direction of the sunlight and rays. Add some Lemon Yellow to the water area below the horizon line. Apply Peach to the water to the left side of the Lemon...

Complementary Colors

Complementary colors are opposites on the color wheel for example, red is opposite green. Complements can be used in many ways. Mixed together in equal amounts, complements become gray. For shadows, it is always better to mix a color with its complement rather than adding black. A complementary color can also be used to make another color stand out for instance, to make the color red stand out, place green next to it. This is used most frequently when working with flowers and nature. Because...

Deepen The Tones In The Background And Foreground

Painting Furry Animals With Pencil

Deepen the blue tones, but allow the ice flows to stay light in color. Apply a layer of Black over the colors in the water on the left side of the river. Apply a layer of Black over the trees as well. Use White to create the ice flows. Notice how they appear smaller and closer together in the background, and larger and more distinct in the foreground. Use True Blue to create the streaky shadows of the ice flows in the foreground. Animals and pets are some of the most popular subjects for...

Continue To Layer The Skin Tones And Shadows

Portraitures

Deepen the skin tone around the eyes with Henna. Add this color into the corner membranes. Notice the ridge of reflected light above the eyelid crease of the right eye. With Seashell Pink, add a slight shadow to the eyeball in the corners. Also add it below the eye on the left to enhance the look of roundness. 3DEEPENTHESKINTONES,ADDTHE EYEBROWS AND LASHES Continue to build the color of the skin tone. Use quick strokes with Black to create the eyebrows and eyelashes, tapering the pencil stroke...

Nature

Colored Pencil Nature Drawing

Nature gives us a wonderful array of things to draw. Skies, water, sunsets and flowers simply look out your window for unending inspiration Suede board is a wonderful drawing surface for nature scenes and flowers. It creates a pastel-like quality to the subject and makes sky tones and flower petals appear soft and smooth. Even though suede board is soft, it is still possible to use firm pressure to create distinct edges and overlaps, which are important when drawing natural subjects. Light gray...

Drawing With Colored Pencils

Overlapping Images With Colored Pencil

It is important to understand the traits of warm and cool colors. Warm colors are often used to reflect light off of subjects and appear to come forward. Cool colors are often used in shadows and appear to recede. Study finished art and note how the artist uses warm and cool colors to create the piece's light source and center of interest. Not only can the use of color change the way something looks, color can actually bounce around and attach itself to objects. This Baltimore Oriole likes to...

Acetate Graphs

Drawing Acetate

Acetate graphs are overlays to place over your reference photos. They have grid patterns on them that divide your picture into even increments, making it easier to draw accurately. I use them in both 1 2cm and i2 1cm divisions. They are easy to make using a permanent marker on a piece of acetate. You can also draw one on paper and have it copied to a transparency on a copy machine.

Fixatives

Spray fixative binds your artwork to the drawing surface. I use two different types of finishing sprays. Workable fixative is undetectable when applied. Though you can continue drawing with graphite and charcoal once the spray has been applied, you cannot with colored pencil. The wax in Prismacolor pencils actually rises to the surface, making the colors appear cloudy and dull. Workable fixative behaves as a resist, stopping this blooming effect and making the colors true again. Damar varnish...

Build And Burnish The Colors

Colored Pencil Techniques Burnishing

Finish the drawing by building up the colors until they burnish together. Create the patterns of the water's ripples by drawing elliptical shapes that mimic the movement of the water. In the water, use four different shades of green Limepeel, Apple Green, Grass Green and Dark Green using the lightest tone at the top of the drawing. Add White to the reflections and streaks of Non-Photo Blue. Add White to the duck's highlighted areas and soften the Greyed Lavender and shadows. Using Black,...

Burnish The Background And Deepen The Highlights

Drawing Shiny Surfaces

Deepen all the tones with multiple layers of color, and burnish the background until smooth, using a ruler to create a definitive border. Create the table's wood grain look, keeping in mind the perspective of the pencil lines. Build the wood color with Burnt Ochre, and the wood grain with Dark Brown. Render the cast shadow on the right with Black Raspberry. Slowly build the color of the sugar bowl with the layered approach. It is important to not allow the colors of the bowl to burnish creating...

Continue To Build Colors And Finish The Background

Colored Pencil Fruit Shadow

Finishing the drawing is really just a matter of doing more of the same. The colors continue to build up with every layer, until it becomes deep and rich. Be sure to pay attention to reflected light, which is extremely important when drawing rounded objects. Reflected light is seen anytime there is an edge or rim. You can see it along the edges of the apples, and along the upper edge of the pumpkin. But it is also seen along every ridge of the pumpkin, which makes those areas seem to protrude....

Continue Burnishing And Fill In The Background

To create a shiny, finished look, continue burnishing the colors so they build to completely cover the paper. You do not want to see any of the paper's texture coming through. Use White to burnish the highlight areas, then add a bit of the Imperial Violet to the highlights. Continue burnishing with White to blend them together. Fill in the background with Black using firm pressure and many layers. When you are completely finished, spray the piece with a fixative to keep the drawing from...

Wineglasses

Wine Glasses Drawing

Drawing glassware is all about creating illusions. It is very important to draw from observation, not from memory. Our memories will trick us because we know glass to be clear. These wine glasses reflect surrounding colors, making them appear quite colorful. The shapes are very symmetrical, so it is helpful to visualize the center point of the stems to ensure accuracy in shape. Also refer to the ellipses instruction in chapter three when drawing the rims and bases.

Build The Water And Begin Drawing The Duck

Color Pencil Art Refelcted Water

Identify the ripples of the water and draw them in with Black. Begin filling in the water with Grass Green. Leave the area directly behind, below and in front of the duck the white of the paper. Add NonPhoto Blue into the duck's wake. Use Greyed Lavender to create the form of the duck. Make sure not to pull the Greyed Lavender all the way out to the edges where the reflected light shines. Base in the bill of the duck with Canary Yellow. Apply Orange over it, allowing the reflected light to...

Shades And Tints

Overlapping Images With Colored Pencil

A shade is a darker version of a color. A tint, on the other hand, is a lighter version. Shades and tints are the result of light and shadow. Color can completely change the way something appears, and artwork can be altered by using different color combinations. This flower is drawn the same each time using three colors Canary Yellow, Orange and Crimson Red. However, each time I drew it I changed the background color. The results surprised even me This is a good way to experiment with colors....

Deepen The Waves And Finish The Drawing

Deepen the colors and patterns of the drawing by building all up the previous colors. Use Black to create the illusion of ripples and waves using pencil strokes that mimic the movement of water. In the distance, closer to the horizon line, the lines are straighter across and close together. As the waves get closer to the foreground, the patterns become more arched and pronounced. Go back and forth with the pencil lines to help create the patterns of water. Reapply the lighter colors of Canary...

Transparent Objects

Decanter Coloured Pencil

When you draw something transparent, you render everything that reflects off it, rather than the actual object. Instead of visualizing these objects asclear,think of them as a shiny surface that reflects shapes and tone to create different patterns. Experiment with drawing glass objects by placing them with various light sources and viewing them from multiple positions. Once you get used to viewing glass as patterns of shapes and tones,you'll find there is no end to the possibilities of the...