THE COLORED PENCIL COURSE

COURSE MODULES

(Ebooks and videos are found on the module pages below. Ebook download links can be found under the video.)


Module 1 - Introduction and Materials

cpcmodule1
Description: An introduction to “The Colored Pencil Course” video series, including a listing of materials and tools that will be used.

Suggested Materials: None

Video Length: 4:12


Module 2 - Colored Pencil Basics

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Description: The basics of colored pencil drawing including the compositional make up of a colored pencil, the importance of pencil pressure, application techniques and mark-making, how surface texture affects the mark, mixing blacks, and the “5″ do’s for better hues.

Suggested Materials: Colored Pencils (Prismacolor Premier pencils are used but any brand is fine), Bristol paper, Mi-Teintes Paper

Video Length: 15:44

Level: Beginner


Module 3 - The Magic of Burnishing

cpcmodule3
Description: A look at the technique known as “burnishing”, in which colored pencils are spread over the surface in manner to create smooth and solid areas of color.

Suggested Materials: Colored Pencils (Prismacolor Premier pencils are used but any brand is fine), Bristol paper, Turpeniod or other thinning agent, nylon brush, and colorless blender

Video Length: 19:20

Level: Intermediate


Module 4 - Value and the Underpainting

cpcmodule4
Description: A look at the importance of value in a colored pencil drawing and how an underpainting can help to ensure that a full range of value is achieved.

Suggested Materials: Colored Pencils (Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils are used but any brand is fine), Bristol paper, Turpeniod or other thinning agent, and a nylon brush.

Video Length: 17:11

Level: Intermediate


Module 5 - Using Color Theory in Drawings

cpcmodule5
Description: A look at the basics of color theory including mixing colors from primaries. Color schemes and enhancing colors using knowledge of the color wheel are covered in this module.

Suggested Materials: Colored Pencils (Prismacolor pencils are used but any brand is fine), Bristol paper, and colorless blender.

Video Length: 21:53

Level: Beginner


Module 6 - Composition and Still Life

cpcmodule6
Description: A look at a few compositional devices and how they can be applied in developing and choosing an arrangement for a drawing. Part one of a still life drawing demonstration.

Suggested Materials: Colored Pencils (Prismacolor pencils are used but any brand is fine), Bristol paper, and a colorless blender.

Video Length: 23:08

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 7 - Reflection and Transparency

cpcmodule7
Description: A look creating the illusion of reflection and transparency in a colored pencil drawing.

Suggested Materials: Colored Pencils (Prismacolor pencils are used but any brand is fine), Bristol paper, Turpenoid, nylon brushes, and a colorless blender.

Video Length: 15:56

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 8 - Transferring Images

cpcmodule8
Description: A look at two methods for transferring a photo or drawing to a support for finishing with colored pencils.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper, graphite or transfer paper, hard lead pencil (2H), HB pencil, masking or painter’s tape, ruler, photo reference.

Video Length: 9:03

Level: Beginner


Creating Texture Part 1

CPCModule9
Description: A look at creating the illusion of texture through the use of value and directional lines. Part 1.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, photo reference, paper clip, tape.

Video Length: 17:13

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 10 - Creating Texture Part 2

cpcmodule10
Description: A look at creating the illusion of texture through the use of value and directional lines. Part 2.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, photo reference, paper clip, colorless blender.

Video Length: 15:55

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 11 - Landscape Drawing Part 1

cpcmodule11
Description: A look at drawing a landscape using colored pencils on textured and toned paper. Part 1. An ordered approach is suggested for ensuring the illusion of depth.

Suggested Materials: Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender, graphite pencil.

Video Length: 14:42

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 12 - Landscape Drawing Part 2

cpcmodule12
Description: A look at drawing the landscape using colored pencils on textured and toned paper. Part 2. An ordered approach is suggested for ensuring the illusion of depth. The drawing that was started in Module 11 is completed by developing the middle ground and the foreground.

Suggested Materials: Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender.

Video Length: 16:05

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 13 - Portrait Drawing Part 1

cpcmodule13
Description: The first in a series of modules that explore an approach to portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module begins the series by focusing on drawing the eyes.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, graphite pencil.

Video Length: 15:55

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 14 - Portrait Drawing Part 2

cpcmodule14
Description: The second module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module looks at drawing the nose.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender.

Video Length: 11:29

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 15 - Portrait Drawing Part 3

cpcmodule15
Description: The third module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module looks at drawing the mouth.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender.

Video Length: 12:13

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 16 - Portrait Drawing Part 4

cpcmodule16
Description: The fourth module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module completes the form of face and takes a brief look at mixing skin tones.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender.

Video Length: 13:03

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 17 - Portrait Drawing Part 5

cpcmodule17
Description: The fifth module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module completes the portrait drawing and focuses on adding the hair.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender.

Video Length: 9:37

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 18 - Watercolor and Colored Pencils Part 1

cpcmodule18
Description: The first part of a two-part demonstration on combining watercolor with colored pencils.

Suggested Materials: Canson coldpress illustration board, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender, watercolor paints, nylon brushes, water, liquid masking fluid, kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 15:03

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 19 - Watercolor and Colored Pencils Part 2

cpcmodule19
Description: The second part of a two-part demonstration on combining watercolor with colored pencils.

Suggested Materials: Canson coldpress illustration board, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender.

Video Length: 10:48

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Module 20 - Watercolor Pencils Part 1

cpcmodule20
Description: The first of a two-part series on watercolor pencils. This module takes a look at the properties of watercolor pencils and how they differ from traditional colored pencils. The process of a complete image begins in this module.

Suggested Materials: 140 lb. watercolor paper, graphite transfer paper, Derwent watercolor pencils, nylon brush, water, paper towel.

Video Length: 13:07

Level: Beginner/Intermediate


Module 21 - Watercolor Pencils Part 2

cpcmodule21
Description: The second part of a two-part series on watercolor pencils. This module completes the image that was started in Module 20 by layering and activating additional applications of watercolor pencils.

Suggested Materials: 140 lb. watercolor paper, Derwent watercolor pencils, nylon brush, water, paper towel.

Video Length: 11:07

Level: Beginner/Intermediate


Module 22 - Conclusion

cpcmodule22
Description: The conclusion to “The Colored Pencil Course”. A brief look at framing work, handling “wax-bloom” and a suggestion for moving forward.

Suggested Materials: None.

Video Length: 4:32