Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Colored pencil Lesson and Techniques

5 Basic Color Pencil Techniques

stippling - involves placing lots of tiny dots on your paper. The dots can be close together or far apart Practice stippling by drawing dots that are close together or drawing dots that have more distance between them. There is a difference between dots made when the pencil is sharp and when the pencil  is dull. Stippling adds interesting texture to a drawing.
hatching - involves drawing a series of parallel lines. The lines all go in the same direction. The lines are close together, far apart, or in between. The pencil is lifted from the paper after each line and then placed down again to create a new line.
cross-hatching - involves drawing a series of parallel lines and then drawing another series of parallel lines going in another direction on top of the first set of lines, called hatching. This creates shading in a drawing. You can create some interesting textures through cross-hatching.
back and forth stroke -  This is the most common of all the colored pencil techniques.  You just put your pencil on the paper and draw in a continuous back and forth motion, without lifting your pencil off of the paper. You can fill in different areas of your drawing with a lot of solid color.
scumbling - involves making continuous circular marks on your paper, without lifting your pencil. This is a good way to fill in different areas with lots of color.

Colored Pencil Instruction with Thaneeya

Once you master these colored pencil techniques, you can use these colored pencil techniques to layer colors over top of one another to create a rich, luminous depth.

Colored Pencil Instruction by Thaneeya
The Introduction to Colored Pencil Lesson
Color Pencil Value Scale:
1.  On a 7.5" X 11" piece of Rives BFK draw a rectangle bar and 4 circles cut into quarters (example below)
2.  Use the color pencils Magenta (red), Canary Yellow (yellow), and True Blue (blue) as your primary colors.
3.  You will blend your secondary colors orange, green, and purple using the above colors in the rectangle bar.  Use the techniques above to smoothly blend the two colors two different colors together to form the secondary color.
 Some useful hints:
  • Always have a sharpened tip.
  • Use the side of the colored pencil not the tip.
  • Work in small areas and slowly
  •  Use only a light amount of pressure to press down on the pencil.
  •  Layers, lots of layers, and layer in multiple directions 

4. Each circle below the value chart will have a single primary color as a base.   (1 Canary Yellow, 1 Magenta, 1 True Blue, and the last 1 will be White). 

5.You will shade the whole circle (all four quarters) in the designated primary color.   True Blue was used to shade the whole circle
6. Next you will blend one of the three primary colors (Canary Yellow, Magenta, True Blue) over the primary color in one of the quarters of the circle. 

7.  Repeat the process for each of the circle using the base color specified and seeing how layering and blending the colors in different order changes how it appears in the end.
8. Use this as your practice and reference sheet for future art work.  Examples of finished pages are below.
9.  Now practice using pieces of fruit or pictures of fruits.  See a examples below.

Colored Pencil Drawing from Collage

Colored Pencil Composition composed from a handmade College
1. Make a collage on a 8 X 11 piece of paper (or smaller) from  colorful bright magazine picture.  Use about 4-5 images. Keep it simple.

2.  On a larger piece of quality piece of paper draw an enlarged  line drawing of the collage you created.

3. Using the college you created as a your guide, color the larger drawing in using the colored pencils and all the techniques you practices and learned. 




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