Coloured Pencils: Basics

If you have just received a pack of coloured pencils but don’t know where to start, this tutorial is for you. This art tutorial covers the basics of using coloured pencils. How to create tonal effects with colored pencils can be difficult. This art tutorial explains how to blend colours together to create soft gradations of tone. It also mentions how to use the colour wheel to help with colour mixing.

I explain how to use a blender which softens the lines you can get when blending colours. I also show how to use a burnisher in two different ways to put shine on your drawing or create a wax resist effect. Coloured pencil basics covers everything you need to know to start drawing with coloured (colored) pencils confidently.

Want to know how to develop your coloured pencil drawing? Check out these art tutorials: Coloured Pencils – Draw an Apple, and Coloured Pencils – Draw a Red Pepper.

The video is aimed at beginners, children, those teaching children to draw and people with some experience of drawing.

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