This colored pencil drawing course is designed for artists who have experience with both colored pencil and watercolor and want to learn an exciting medium that is often overlooked. With water-soluble colored pencils you can achieve every technique that is possible with watercolors including wet on dry, wet on wet, and much more. Familiarity with the colored pencil layering technique and basic watercolors is recommended for this course.
Course registration comes with a digital download of The Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil by Gary Greene.
COURSE BEGINS: September 4, 2012
COURSE MATERIALS (included with tuition):
• The Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil (PDF download)
by Gary Greene
TUITION AND MATERIALS:
$149.99 ($135.00 for VIP
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:
- How water-soluble colored pencils can be used instead of watercolors for everything from complex paintings to simple sketches
- How results not possible with watercolors can be achieved by water-soluble colored pencils
- Determining what subjects are the most compatible with water-soluble colored pencils
ART SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED:
- Artists who have familiarity with colored pencil and watercolor who want to learn an entirely new medium, featuring the best of both worlds of colored pencil and watercolor
- 2B graphite pencil (for layouts)
- Electric or battery operated pencil sharpener (p. 51)
- Kneaded eraser (p. 52) or battery operated eraser (optional p. 54)
- Desk brush (p. 58)
- 2-3 pencil lengtheners (p. 58)
- Small watercolor pallet
- Numbers 4, 6, and 8 round; numbers 14 and 20 flat watercolor brushes
- Container for water
In order to be successful with this course, read assigned pages from The Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil
. It is highly recommended to understand the first course in this 4-part series: Getting Started in Colored Pencil, Level 1: Layering, the Basic Technique
, before attempting this class.Assignments should be completed on 3 - 8 x10 inch sheets of 300 lb. Fabrano Soft-Press watercolor paper and one sheet of 300 lb. rough watercolor paper, scanned, full size, at 72 dpi, in jpeg or tiff format.All assignments must be submitted through the Blackboard System for Evaluation. To expedite responses to questions, contact the instructor directly, via e-mail.The Mango in Lesson 1 should be at least 6 inches in length centered on a 8 x10 inch sheet. Other assigned art should fill most of the 8 x10 inch sheet, leaving a .75 inch border around the edges.
Students who have completed Course(s) 1, 2, or 3 in this series may skip Getting Started and go directly to Session 1. Students who have not completed Course(2) 1, 2, or 3 must read
Getting Started before attempting Session 1.
- Using essential tools and materials
- Read pages 14-26; 46-48; 50-55; 58-59
- Basic colored pencil information
Session 1: Water-Soluble Colored Pencil (WSCP)
Reading Assignment:Homework assignment:
- Layering, the Quintessential Colored Pencil Technique
Read and complete the Mango on page116.
- Color pallet: All colors Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer (substitutions acceptable). May Green, Dark Naples Ochre, Dark Chrome Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Middle Cadmium Red, Scarlet Lake, Vermilion, Orange Glaze, and Cold Grey lll
Read and complete the Calla Lilies demonstration on pages 226-231. Color pallet on page 226 sidebar, “Materials.”
Read and complete the Kite and Clouds demonstration on pages 232-235. Color pallet on page 232 sidebar, “Materials.”
Read and complete the Sunset demonstration on pages 246-249. Color pallet on page 246 sidebar, “Materials.”