Introduction to Colored Pencils: Basic Techniques for Getting Started

——   Created by Jessica Sanders

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1h 33m
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beginner
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Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a watercolor and mixed-media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

Introduction to Colored Pencils: Basic Techniques for Getting Started

Are you struggling with colored pencils? Well, I’m here to help you get started! 

In this beginner class, we will explore colored pencils. I will help you understand more about colored pencils - from what kinds of paper to use them on, to how to layer and blend! I will cover all of the basics of colored pencil techniques, step-by-step. I will also share my top 7 keys to successful colored pencil drawing and coloring.

As always, we will keep a fun and exploratory atmosphere, and learn a lot as we go. :-D

The course project

For your class project, please complete one or more of the following:

  1. A photo of your practice sheet, showing the different types of techniques we learned in this class.
  2. Your abstract playtime, trying out your pencils and techniques.

As always, please share your projects, and don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have!

Thank you so much for taking my class, sharing your work, and leaving your reviews! I am honored to share my love of art and creativity with you!

Happy Painting,

Jessica

14 Lessons

0:01:06
Introduction
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0:07:38
Supplies
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0:05:33
Characteristics of Colored Pencils
0:07:06
Techniques
0:07:25
Layering Part 1
0:06:18
Layering Part 2
0:02:54
Keys to Success
0:14:25
Project Part 1
0:09:08
Project Part 2
0:09:51
Project Part 3
0:08:13
Project Part 4
0:04:46
Project Final Touches
0:02:34
Project and Thank You
0:06:13
BONUS: Magic Pencils
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  • Project included
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About the instructor

I'm Jessica, an artist, online teacher, and content creator, living in Houston, Texas. My passion is exploring art, creativity, and art supplies! It makes me happy to explore, to find the answer to "what if," and to share it with you. My mission is to help others experience the joy …

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