Jul 26

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 7, Adding Black

The portrait of Katy is just about complete. Today, I’m adding black to my palette and working on getting the portrait ready for the final details. If you’ve missed any of the previous installments or if you would like a review, here are the links. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: …

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Jul 19

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 6 Indigo Blue & Dark Umber

Thank you for joining me again. The portrait of this black Bouvier is coming along very nicely. The color is beginning to take shape. Here are the links to the previous steps, if you’ve missed them or would like a review. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: Dark Green Step 4: …

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Jul 12

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 5 Dark Umber

Welcome back! We’re at the fifth step in this Bouvier portrait. I’m using colored pencils with a layering technique that builds black one color at a time. We’re about half way through the process. If you’ve missed the previous steps, here are the links. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: Dark …

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Jul 05

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 4 Black Grape

Welcome back to this step-by-step demonstration highlighting the layering process with colored pencil. If you’re joining us for the first time today, here are the links for the first three posts. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: Dark Green As mentioned in previous posts, I’m using Prismacolor Premier pencils unless otherwise …

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Jun 28

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 3 Dark Green

Step 3 in a colored pencil portrait of a Bouvier. The Dark Green layer

Jun 26

Colored Pencil Student, Summer 2014 Issue

Now Available! The Summer 2014 issue is now available for digital download or in print form. Articles of interest include basic cameras for first time buyers, the regular What You Said column, Q&A, and many other feature and instructional articles. And, of course, my article, Mastering Wood Grain, which includes step-by-step instruction on developing the …

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Jun 23

2 Neat Tricks for Erasing or “Lifting” Color from Colored Pencil Drawings

No matter how long you’ve been using colored pencils, or how skilled you are, eventually you’ll need to lift color or lighten an area that has become too dark. I guarantee it. And yes, we all know about erasers in their many forms. . . but today, I want to share two tricks you might …

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Jun 21

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 2 Dark Brown

Step 2 in a colored pencil portrait of a Bouvier. The Dark Brown Layer

Jun 14

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 1 Indigo Blue

Step 1 in a colored pencil portrait of a Bouvier. The Indigo Layer.

Jun 10

8 Fantastic Surfaces to Draw On (Especially for Colored Pencil Artists)

When most people think of colored pencils and colored pencil art, they also think of paper. Why? Because pencils and paper go together like peanut butter and jelly. But drawing papers aren’t the only option for colored pencil artists! Read 8 Fantastic Surfaces to Draw On (Especially for Colored Pencil Artists) on EmptyEasel for new …

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