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12-03-2010, 11:54 AM
In this artistsnetwork.tv (http://www.artistsnetwork.tv) video workshop, Lee demonstrates techniques for achieving lifelike drawings in colored pencil no matter what your subject, giving you the tools you need for wonderful, realistic results! After a review of materials, Lee shows you how to perfect layering and burnishing techniques for super, realistic effects. She then demonstrates how to draw a variety of subjects—vase, butterfly, hibiscus—building new skills with each, from achieving the smooth transitions of a spherical vase, to the overlapping edges and intense colors of a butterfly’s wings, to the delicate layers and overlaps of flower petals. Learn more about Lee Hammond's Lifelike Drawing in Colored Pencil here. (http://artistsnetwork.tv/p-255-lee-hammonds-lifelike-drawing-in-colored-pencil.aspx)

In this preview you’ll learn when and how to use layering versus burnishing techniques as you use colored pencils to draw a peach and a nectarine.

01-30-2011, 12:52 PM
How do I get snow to appear as snow around an object? I've been using violet blue, light strokes to show puffy snow depths and burnishing with white over the entire snow mound but it looks so unreal.
Thank you.

01-31-2011, 02:05 PM
Hi there,
Without seeing this problem and being able to demonstrate a solution, it's a bit hard to say...but Lee's best guess would be that the problem is due to the use of burnishing, because that produces a shiny appearance, and snow is not slick or shiny. When Lee draws snow in colored pencil, she usually will not burnish, and approaches it with layering instead. This makes it look more soft and natural, since the paper comes through for the texture.

The use of violet and light blue is good though, since it would reflect the sky and surroundings.... hope this helps :)