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How to draw a succulent with colored pencils - a step by step tutorial

How to draw a succulent with colored pencils - a step by step tutorial

Recently I thought of drawing something using only green pencils and it resulted in creating this tiny step by step tutorial.

1/25/2022

How to draw feathers with colored pencils - robin step by step tutorial

How to draw feathers with colored pencils - robin step by step tutorial

 


Hello! Today a tutorial I wanted to do some time ago (I scanned phases in summer 2020!) but I totally forgot about it! But here it is - I hope you'll enjoy it!

1/17/2022

How to draw plants with colored pencils - Eucalyptus Branch step by step tutorial

How to draw plants with colored pencils - Eucalyptus Branch step by step tutorial

 




Here's a short (only 5 steps) tutorial of an eucalyptus branch which shows how to draw leaves with colored pencils.

1/05/2022

How to draw a Ring Tailed Lemur with colored pencils 2 - a step by step tutorial

How to draw a Ring Tailed Lemur with colored pencils 2 - a step by step tutorial



Hello in 2022! Today a tutorial I created in November - another Ring Tailed Lemur, a different pose but the same color shades used!

12/17/2021

How to draw a Ring Tailed Lemur with colored pencils - a step by step tutorial

How to draw a Ring Tailed Lemur with colored pencils - a step by step tutorial

 




Recently I have drawn two portraits showing lemurs so I thought it is a good idea to scan them step-by-step and that resulted in two tutorials - here is the first one!

12/02/2021

Talens Art Creation Sketchbook - review

Talens Art Creation Sketchbook - review

Hello in December! Christmas is coming 🎅 Today a review of super cute mini hardback sketchbooks in pastel colors which I bought this year. I'd like to share my opinion on them.

3/25/2021

How to draw an apple with colored pencils - step by step tutorial

How to draw an apple with colored pencils - step by step tutorial

Red apple drawing

A colored pencil step-by-step showing a red apple, ideal for beginners, using just seven shades. This tutorial was drawn with Koh-I-Noor Progresso pencils, but if you don't have them, use pencils you have - just compare the colors and choose similar :)

Progresso colors used:

3 Titanium White
10 Carmine Red
11 Natural Siena
12 Ivory Black
16 Bordeaux Red
23 Dark Brown
170 Pyrrole Red

Optionally: Derwent Drawing Chinese White, kneadable eraser

Colors used and photo of Progresso pencils

Paper:
Strathmore Toned Gray, I used size approx. 8 x 10 cm (3 x 4 in) - you can use something a bit bigger if you want

Reference photo: pixabay

So let's start!

1. The outlines - I did them with Carmine Red, Bordeaux Red and Dark Brown. Look at the step 1 scan and draw carefully a rounded shape of an apple. Don't press the lead too hard to the surface so that you can easily erase eventual mistakes.


Step 1: outlines

2. Mark shades - with Dark Brown and Bordeaux Red
on the apple. Give them a smudgy look as in the attached drawing.


Step 2: adding base color

3. Add more shades - darkening our apple with Ivory Black and Dark Brown.
The bottom of the apple is in the shadow so it should be the darkest part.


Step 3: darkening base colors

4. Use Pyrrole Red to mark lighter parts of the fruit. Leave some spaces uncovered - we will add there some white color later.


Step 4: adding bright red layer

5. Now take white pencil and draw the shiny parts. Add some white here and there over previosuly created dark layers so that our apple will be more diverse in colors and with that more interesting.


Step 5: adding the shiny parts with white pencil

6. The last step - adding sme shadow under the apple and a bit of white to lighten the background. The drawing is finished :)


Step 6: adding shadow and a bit of background


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