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How To Draw Animals With Colored Pencils Learn ...


This fun colored pencil tutorial is a good exercise in color because it shows you how to use unexpected and even counterintuitive colors for shading. The shading & highlights used here bring a dynamic look to the finished animal drawing.




How to draw animals with colored pencils Learn ...



This artist leaves the values fairly dark and sketchy, but you can even take this a step further with blending, erasing to create highlights, or adding a little color with colored pencils or pastels.


Colored pencils are a drawing medium that usually consists of waxy (or oil-based) shafts of pigment held together in a wooden shaft. Colored pencils vary greatly in price and quality. Softer varieties are generally more desirable for drawing and are usually more expensive as well.


Introduction:Drawing with colored pencil is super easy if you use the right colors and have drawn a good sketch. Unlike the graphite pencils, colored pencils cannot be easily erased, so we have to draw carefully, particularly the darker areas. Always draw parts with colored pencil pressing down lightly and if it looks good, color over the same area pressing down hard. Buy good brand of colored pencils and smooth paper. If you don't have a lot of say red pencils, you can get more nuances with only one pencil, by controlling how hard you press when you draw. In the image below I've drawn with one red pencil three nuances. In the first example I pressed hard, in the second I pressed normally and in the third example I pressed lightly. Even more nuances can be created this way:


I will be drawing this with Prismacolors and a few Polychromos colored pencils on light grey Pastelmat paper. The nice thing about Pastelmat is that you can layer light colors on top of dark colors. Although I usually always work from light to dark, this will help to add more details in the end.


I finished tweaking the portrait by zooming in to areas on the original photo and putting in as many details as I can see on the drawing. Little stray hairs along the ears, (scraped out with the Slice tool) , adjusting the nose just a bit and overall highlights and darkening in areas that need it. And a few more whiskers.


She started out using graphite pencil so it was an easy transition to carry on with colored pencils. Love of animals and art go hand in hand. Peggy is in awe of what can be accomplished with colored pencils.


Pleasant and insightful with simple instructions and straightforward text, this book is sure to be an inspirational gem with any animal and drawing enthusiast! Whether youre a new artist or more experienced, this step-by-step drawing book has a way of pulling you in, taking the basic shape and line instructional format a step further by giving you step-by-step instructions on applying and mixing colors to create beautiful shading and texture. The authors goal is not to have you just replicate exact perfection, but to truly capture the essence and spirit of each animal and have fun while doing it. For example, the author asked you to actually feel the fluffy softness of the bunny as you are drawing it and imagine blowing air into its fur. Throughout the book, animals are shown in samplings of various poses and angles, as well as colors and patterns. Plus, for all the science buffs, species names, traits and specs like size and weight are given for each animal. The book also features a section on experimenting with color mixing and creating animals fur to help you further explore and appreciate the capabilities of the colored pencil medium. So, grab the colored pencils and sketchbook. Lets get drawing! 110 pgs, 8.25 x 7.75 pb. Emily


Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil offers simple step-by-step drawing instructions that help you to learn how to draw your favorite animals. Adorable animals like rabbits, squirrels, deer, and pigs come alive with vibrant color and beautiful detail. Using colored pencils learn tips and techniques to easily draw an elephant, polar bear, lion, alpaca, hippopotamus, and more adorable creatures. The instructions are simple to follow, but detailed enough so anyone can easily achieve great success in replicating each figure. Author Ai Akikusa loves animals and she shares interesting details about each animal in each section. Enjoy Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil as a guidebook to animals and drawing in color!


From Walter Foster's popular Realistic series comes Realistic Animals in Colored Pencil, a comprehensive visual guide to drawing various animals with incredible photorealism.Like the first two books in the series - Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil and Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil - this book offers step-by-step instructions for drawing in colored pencil. Each project details the specific colored pencils used so that readers can create their own photorealistic art, just like the expert artists showcased in the series. The animals featured in the book are popular ones, such as horses, pets, wild animals, and more. Readers can also learn about essential colored pencil drawing techniques, such as blending, layering, burnishing, shading, and more, in addition to how to create textures like teeth, eyes, and fur. The author of the book is a well-known colored pencil artist who received the prestigious Colored Pencil Magazine's Artist of the Year for 2020 and who has a large following on social media. About the AuthorBonny Snowdon lives in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, with her three children, three dogs, and a cat. Growing up on a farm, Bonny began drawing animals from a young age. She has worked in advertising and business coaching, and now works full time as an artist. Bonny's commissions appear throughout the world, and she teaches artists across the globe. Bonny is a brand ambassador for Caran D'Ache and she was awarded Colored Pencil Magazine's Artist of the Year for 2020.


Learn to draw colorful realistic animals in colored pencil. In this class, we will cover techniques in understanding color, application, and capturing varied texture from scale to fur. This class expands on skills from Drawing Animals in Graphite and Ink, but is not a prerequisite for the class.


  • Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil shows you how to render a variety of beautiful animals in graphite pencil, with tips on choosing drawing materials, building with basic shapes, and shading and coloring to develop form and realism. In this comprehensive, 40-page book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques. The book opens with essential information on choosing art tools and materials, understanding color theory, and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special colored pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals--including favorite family pets, wildlife, and birds--in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes. The included drawing projects are: Rooster

  • Shetland sheepdog

  • Gray squirrel

  • Horse

  • Lory bird

  • Leopard

  • Maine coon cat

  • Alpaca

  • Box turtle

  • Red fox

The How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil allows artists to develop their drawing skills, demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed drawing.


Debra Kauffman Yaun discovered that she had a knack for drawing people when she was a young girl growing up in Tampa, Florida. After graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Debra worked as a fashion illustrator. She has drawn and painted many commissioned portraits, several of which have been of children--her favorite subject to draw. Debra's artwork has been published in several art magazines and books, and she has won numerous awards, including an international prize. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, having served as president of the Atlanta chapter, and she is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta. She also enjoys teaching classes and workshops in portraits and colored pencil. Debra lives in Buford, Georgia.


Pencils are labeled based on their lead texture. Hard leads (H) are light in value and great for fine, detailed work, but they are more difficult to erase. Soft leads (B) are darker and wonderful for blending and shading, but they smudge easily. Medium leads, such as HB and F, are somewhere in the middle. Select a range of pencils between HB and 6B for variety. You can purchase wood-encased pencils or mechanical pencils with lead refills.


Mechanical Pencil Mechanical pencils are plastic or metal barrels that hold individual leads. Some artists prefer the consistent feel of mechanical pencils to that of wooden pencils; the weight and length do not change over time, unlike wooden pencils that wear down with use.


Paper has a tooth, or texture, that holds graphite. Papers with more tooth have a rougher texture and hold more graphite, which allows you to create darker values. Smoother paper has less tooth and holds less graphite, but it allows you to create much finer detail. Plan ahead when beginning a new piece, and select paper that lends itself to the textures in your drawing subject.


Stumps Stumps are tightly rolled paper with points on both ends. They come in various sizes and are used to blend large and small areas of graphite, depending on the size of the stump. You can also use stumps dipped in graphite shavings for drawing or shading.


Stick Eraser Also called "pencil erasers," these handy tools hold a cylindrical eraser inside. You can use them to erase areas where a larger eraser will not work. Using a utility razor blade, you can trim the tip at an angle or cut a fine point to create thin white lines in graphite. It's like drawing with your eraser! 041b061a72


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