Learn how to draw realistic cherries in this full length video tutorial from a Live Lesson.
Learn how to draw with colored pencils in this video that features a drawing of a sea turtle.
cross-hatching – Cross-hatching involves drawing a series of parallel lines (hatching) and then drawing another series of parallel lines going in another direction on top of the first set of lines. This is a great way to create shading in a drawing. You can create some interesting textures through cross-hatching.
A four part video series on drawing a still life with Inktense pencils.
Learn how to use Inktense pencils in this recorded Live Lesson.
A five part video series on drawing/painting a rose with watercolor pencils.
Learn two techniques for transferring images to a drawing surface for finishing with colored pencils.
Learn how to combine markers and colored pencils to create a realistic drawing in this lesson.
Learn how to use basic color theory with colored pencils in this module from “The Colored Pencil Course”.
Learn how draw with Prismacolor Art Stix in this recorded Live Lesson.
Learn how to draw eyes with colored pencils in this first part of a series on portrait drawing.
stippling – Stippling involves placing lots of tiny dots on your paper. The dots can be close together, far apart, or anywhere in between! Practice stippling by drawing dots that are close together and also by drawing dots that have more distance between them. Also, notice the difference between dots made when the pencil is sharp vs. when the pencil point is dull. Stippling is a great way to add some interesting texture to a drawing.
A seven part video series on drawing a still life with colored pencils.
The portrait drawing is completed in this module that focuses on drawing the hair with colored pencils.
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.
Learn how to draw the mouth with colored pencils in this third part of a series on portrait drawing.
Learn how to draw a tiger with oil-based colored pencils in this lesson.
Mix dark skin tones to complete a colored pencil portrait in these videos. Two full length videos.
Learn how to create the illusion of texture in a colored pencil drawing in this module.
An introduction to “The Colored Pencil Course” and a look at the materials that will be used.
Learn the importance of value and how the underpainting can help ensure a full range in a colored pencil drawing.
Explore five techniques and tools for blending colored pencils.
Learn how to create a realistic drawing of cherries with markers and colored pencils in this mixed media drawing lesson. Create an underpainting with marker applications before layering colored pencils over the top.
Learn how to apply and activate watercolor pencils in this first of a two-part series.
Learn how to combine watercolor with colored pencils in this first part of a two-part series.
hatching – Hatching involves drawing a series of parallel lines. These lines all go in the same direction. The lines can be close together, far apart, or any variation in between. The pencil is lifted from the paper after each line and then placed down again to create a new line.
Colored Pencil Course 19 – Watercolor and Colored Pencils – Part 2
scumbling – Scumbling is another technique you probably used as a kid without even knowing that it had a name! Scumbling involves making continuous circular marks on your paper, without lifting your pencil. This is another good way to fill in different areas with lots of color.
The middle ground and foreground are completed in this conclusion to a landscape drawing that was started in Module 11.
Colored Pencil Course 18 – Watercolor and Colored Pencils – Part 1
Learn how to use colored pencils to draw a realistic tree frog in this full length video.
Learn how to draw a portrait with colored pencils in this video tutorial. Two full length videos.
Although I prefer Prismas, you can use any brand of colored pencil when following this colored pencil instruction. The techniques are totally the same!
Learn how creating a tiny drawing can have a huge impact on your drawing skill and mastery of the medium.
Learn how to combine markers and colored pencils to create a realistic still life drawing in this complete lesson series.
The basics of drawing with colored pencils including the “5 do’s for better hues”.
Learn how to draw glass with colored pencils in this video drawing tutorial.
Learn how to layer colors to draw a realistic eye in this tutorial and step by step.
A complete guide for drawing trees with four lessons included. Lesson four demonstrates how to draw a tree with colored pencils.
Learn how to apply and activate watercolor pencils in this second part of a two-part series.
Learn how to combine tempera paint and colored pencils in this demonstration that features creating an image of an eye from imagination.
Learn how to draw a realistic marble with colored pencils in this lesson. Patiently layer and burnish colored pencil applications.
Learn how to create the illusion of reflection and transparency with colored pencils in this module.
back and forth stroke – The back and forth stroke is probably the most common of all the colored pencil techniques. This is probably how you drew with crayons as a kid! Basically, 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. This is a good way to fill different areas of your drawing with a lot of solid color.
Learn how to draw a realistic mouth with colored pencils in this drawing tutorial (2 Lessons).
A look at drawing with Ariana’s Art colored pencils. A realistic drawing of a crushed can is completed.
Learn how to draw realistic cat eyes with colored pencils. Layer colored pencil applications on Stonehenge paper to develop a range of value and realistic textures.
Learn how to create successful compositions in this course module.
This colored pencil instruction will teach you some basic colored pencil techniques that will have you creating fabulous colored pencil art in no time!
Watch and learn how to create the illusion of reflective and transparent marbles in this full length video demonstration.
Learn how to draw realistic texture with colored pencils as the drawing of a dog is completed in this module.
Mix Dark Skin Tones Colored Pencil Tutorial – Full Length Videos (2:10:42)
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Learn how to use Polychromos colored pencils by Faber-Castell in this demonstration that features excerpts from a 2 hour tutorial.
Learn basic colored pencils techniques in this free video tutorial.
12 colored pencil drawing tips that you can apply to your drawings immediately.
Learn how to burnish colored pencils using a variety of techniques to create an image that resembles a painting.
Learn how to draw and paint a colorful bird in this recorded live lesson on using watercolor pencils.
Layering over watercolor washes, the strawberry is completed in this second part of a two-part series.
Realistic Drawing of a Cupcake with Colored Pencils and Neocolor II
Learn how to break complex objects like a rose into easy to draw steps and finish with colored pencils in this video tutorial.
Learn how to use watercolor with colored pencils in this drawing/painting lesson.
These colored pencil techniques cover the 5 main ways that you make marks with colored pencils: stippling, hatching, cross-hatching, back and forth stroke, and scumbling. You can see examples of these 5 techniques on the left!
A look at combining colored pencils and Neocolor II wax pastels to create a realistic drawing.
Learn how to draw a realistic nose in colored pencils in this video tutorial.
Create the illusion of the form of the face with colored pencils in this 4th part of a series.
Combine colored pencils and markers to create a realistic drawing of a piece of candy.
Learn how to draw the nose with colored pencils in this second part of a series on portrait drawing.
Learn a layering approach to drawing landscapes with colored pencils on textured paper in this module.
Use colored pencils and markers to create an illustration of a beetle in this lesson.
Learn how to draw a portrait with colored pencils in this video tutorial featuring excerpts from two 1 hour live lessons.
Learn how to mix dark skin tones using four colors in this tutorial that features excerpts from a 2 hour live demonstration.
Learn how to draw with white media on black paper in this drawing lesson.
Discover how to sharpen a colored pencil to a nice, fine point! Learn how to prevent your Prismacolor colored pencils from breaking.
Learn colored pencil drawing techniques and how to draw an eye and an apple.
Watch and learn how to draw an orchid with colored pencils in this two part tutorial.
Watch and learn how to draw a ruby throated hummingbird in this two part tutorial.
Learn how to draw an elephant with colored pencils using a variety of different grays.
A five-part lesson series on drawing a landscape with Polychromos colored pencils.
Richard Klekociuk’s beautiful colored pencil art depicts stunning Tasmanian landscapes. Come see his colored pencil drawings that often blend realism with Christian symbolism and abstract imagery!
These colored pencil art bird drawings depict a variety of birds in colorful scenarios, with the aim to expand our usual view of the creatures we meet in nature.
These basic colored pencil techniques form the foundation for any type of colored pencil art that you would like to create.
A look at drawing a realistic bird with Derwent Studio colored pencils.
For this colored pencil instruction, I used Prismacolor Colored Pencils (this links to Blick Art Materials, and if you make a purchase I get a small commission that helps support this site). These are my favorite brand of colored pencils because they are waxy and full of pigment. This allows them to create color that is so rich and luscious that your drawings actually resemble paintings! All of the drawings that you see on the right and left hand side of this page were created using Prismacolors.
These 5 colored pencil drawing techniques form the basis for any colored pencil work that you will do. You can use each of these techniques alone or in various combinations to create some really interesting effects!