When you are drawing from a reference photo it’s very useful to use a value scale so you can check if you have the right values in your drawing. If your shadows are not dark enough or your highlights not light enough your drawing may look flat and not realistic.
In this Class I will show you how I make a value scale so you can find the right values in your reference and in your drawing. Next I will show you how to use the value scale on your reference photo.
After that I will show you how you can draw an accurate outline from your reference photo using a piece of paper as a guide. It’s very important that your sketch is accurate before you start shading.
This class will be part 1 and in part 2 I will show you how I will shade these eyes to create a realistic look.
So let’s get started! Oh and don’t forget to share your work in progress and final drawings in the project gallery for feedback 🙂
♡ Emmy Kalia
In this class you will learn how to draw realistic hair with colored pencils.
I will show you how I build up the layers gradually, how I create shadows and highlights to create depth and how to create a realistic look.
For this drawing I am using Faber-Castell polychromos colored pencils on Bristol smooth white paper. I prefer to use the polychromos because these are oil based and great for details.
Remember it takes some practice so you could practice with some small sections first…
Now let’s get started 🙂
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Coloring with colored pencils can take a lot of time. If you use Panpastel for the underpainting you will be able to color twice as fast as before!
In this class I will show you how to use panpastel and how to combine it with colored pencils. We are going to draw a bird (kingfisher) where we use panpastel for the underpainting and the colored pencils for the details. You will be able to follow along step by step. Panpastel works really fast, blends really well and is great for backgrounds too.
If you haven’t used panpastel before Im sure you will love it as much as I do!
If you want to draw more realistic you will need to be able to create a smooth gradient and smooth transitions. The best way to practice this is by drawing spheres.
This class is perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to improve their shading techniques.
In this class you will learn everything about drawing a sphere with charcoal or graphite pencils and how to make a flat circle look round. I will show you which materials I use, how to build up the layers gradually and how to create a smooth transition with blending. First with a charcoal pencil and then with graphite pencils. At the end of the class you will have a better understanding of shading with charcoal and graphite pencils.
This class is perfect for beginners and anyone who would like to learn more about colored pencils.
You will learn everything about drawing with colored pencils and how to achieve a realistic look. I will share blending tips and basic techniques, show you how colors mix together. I will show you how to look at light and shadows in an object and you will learn how to look at details in a reference photo to make your drawing realistic.
At the end of the class you will have a better understanding of shading and blending with colored pencils.