The Colored Pencil Drawing Course

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Learning paid
5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Learn how to become a pro with colored pencils
Mix colors and understand color theory
Be familiar with common colored pencil surfaces and colored pencil types
Apply various colored pencil techniques to produce a variety of effects
Draw accurate portraits with colored pencils
Draw landscapes with colored pencils
Transfer drawings
Mix watercolor applications with colored pencils
Apply watercolor pencils effectively
Create accurate textures with colored pencils
Create aesthetic compositions
Create representational reflections and transparency with colored pencils
About the course

The Colored Pencil Course is a comprehensive learning experience designed to guide absolute beginners and intermediate artists to a level of producing professional quality colored pencil drawings through concise and “easy to digest” modules that include HD videos and Ebooks. This course is for anyone wanting to improve their drawing skills, particularly with colored pencils. This course is designed to maximize learning by including ebooks with each module. Each ebook corresponds with the video from the module ensuring that all learning styles are addressed. A total of over 5 hours of video instruction, 21 downloadable ebooks, and photo references are all included.

Colored Pencil Basics
Students are introduced to the core principles of colored pencil drawing including layering, burnishing, mixing colors, creating strong compositions, and transferring images.
Introduction and Materials
An introduction to “The Colored Pencil Course” video series, including a listing of materials and tools that will be used.
Colored Pencil Basics
The basics of colored pencil drawing including the compositional make up of a colored pencil, the importance of pencil pressure, application techniques and mark-making, how surface texture affects the mark, mixing blacks, and the “5″ do’s for better hues.
The Magic Of Burnishing
A look at the technique known as “burnishing”, in which colored pencils are spread over the surface in manner to create smooth and solid areas of color.
Value and the Underpainting
A look at the importance of value in a colored pencil drawing and how an underpainting can help to ensure that a full range of value is achieved.
Color Theory
A look at the basics of color theory including mixing colors from primaries. Color schemes and enhancing colors using knowledge of the color wheel are covered in this module.
Composition and Still Life
A look at a few compositional devices and how they can be applied in developing and choosing an arrangement for a drawing. Part one of a still life drawing demonstration.
Reflection and Transparency
A look creating the illusion of reflection and transparency in a colored pencil drawing.
Transferring Images
A look at two methods for transferring a photo or drawing to a support for finishing with colored pencils.
Creating Texture
Students are exposed to techniques for creating realistic textures with colored pencils.
Creating Texture Part 1
A look at creating the illusion of texture through the use of value and directional lines. Part 1.
Creating Texture Part 2
A look at creating the illusion of texture through the use of value and directional lines. Part 2.
  • No prior knowledge or experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn.
Matthew Fussell
Matthew Fussell
Illustrator and Educator
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