Learn how to draw with coloured pencils by following this easy and accessible guide, in which award-winning artist Kendra Ferreira demonstrates the creative potential of an exciting and highly versatile artistic medium. Coloured pencils combine the expressiveness of painting with the control of drawing. They allow for really rich and luminous colour, with finished drawings being so detailed and pigmented that they resemble paintings.
With 10 step-by-step tutorials, Kendra helps beginners learn the fundamentals of drawing and coloured-pencil techniques. She covers a range of subject matter, including still lifes, portraits, clouds and landscapes. In addition to the tutorials, Kendra provides advice on tools, materials and techniques, gives plenty of tips throughout and presents ideas on how to take each tutorial a step further. There are also special features on drawing skies, adding figures to a scene and how to create colourful greys and shadows.
Skills developed include: making marks, sketching and composition, creating tone, light and shade, mixing colours, layering, optical mixing, burnishing, underpainting, creating texture and using solvents for painterly effects.