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Introduction to Color Pencil Drawing

Categories Colour Pencil, Pastel

About Course

Welcome to the “Introduction to Color Pencil Drawing” course!

This course is designed to teach you all the tips and hacks, all the basics and different methods of drawing with color pencils, as well as teaching you how to observe your subject and draw portraits in your own style.

With this medium, you require a good understanding of colors, this is why we teach you all about the color wheel and how to mix them perfectly together. You will then learn about different color combinations, tones and more importantly textures. Learn how your pencil and hand pressure control affects your result on the paper.

But more importantly this course is designed to break the traditional perspective of color pencil as a slow medium. This is why we focus on teaching color pencil drawings with a modern style.

What is more exciting about these tutorials is that you will get access to all freebie drawing outlines for each course but also each lesson will teach you how to draw in free hand style without tracing or measurement tools. So you will both improve your drawing skills as well as color pencil techniques.

Different techniques such as burnishing, layering and hatching are all taught in this course with carefully designed step by step tutorials and downloadable guidance for each lesson.

Then, you will get to know more about the source of light and how it affects the subject you are going to draw, teaching you how different shadows are created in color pencil drawings. If you want to find out what you may be doing wrong in your drawings, we have a do’s and don’ts lesson in this course which will teach you about the main things to avoid in your color pencil drawings.

Later on in this step by step tutorial, we will apply the acquired skills from the previous lessons onto a still life sample, before then going through the different facial features.

This course will cover all human facial features from the basics all the way through to modern realistic drawing with faster hand movements. This will include eyes, lips, nose and different hairstyle colors. Each of these features have been taught in two different brands so you can compare and learn more about them, such as Faber Castell and Caran d’Ache.

We all know skin tone colors have always been confusing but now you will get to know how to create all different skin tones with color pencils. Let’s unlock all the different colour combinations together by mixing multiple pencils to create a variety of skin tones.

The final step of this course is to learn how to draw and color beginner to advanced portraits.

In this course, you will have access, step by step tutorials, alongside assignments and freebie articles to help you improve your color pencil drawing skills with your teacher’s online guidance throughout your art journey.

What I will learn?

  • Fundamental color pencil techniques
  • Unique personalised color pencil methods
  • Do’s and don’ts
  • Basic to advanced level
  • Still life drawings
  • How to draw realistic hair
  • Facial features
  • Advanced portrait drawing
  • Free hand drawing

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to Color Pencil Techniques
  • Creating a Color Wheel

Chapter 2: Do’s & Don’ts

Chapter 3: Apply All Color Pencil Techniques on Different Hair Styles

Chapter 4: Skin Tones

Chapter 5: Facial Features (Eyes)

Chapter 6: Facial Features (Nose)

Chapter 7: Facial Features (Lips)

Chapter 8: Complete Portrait Drawing and Coloring

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2 months ago
Drawing with pencil is still quite new to me but i found that the pace and progression of each lesson was perfect for me


  • Lessons with a professional voiceover
  • Grid downloads
  • Outlines downloads
  • Assignments


  • Paper
  • One Color Pencils sets
  • Eraser or Kneaded Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • No previous drawing skills needed.

Target Audience

  • All level and age
  • Art lovers
  • Students
  • Those looking to learn something new
  • Anyone who wishes to learn how to draw with their color pencils
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