I was approached by Sally Robertson, Editor in Chief, at the Colored pencil Magazine asking if I wished to contribute a tutorial as part of their new 'Workshop series' and I agreed. For the reference image I choose a simplistic subject of some Blueberries so that any pencil Artist could give it a go, and working with my Caran Dache Luminance pencil brand I created a comprehensive Step by Step guide showing where to start and how effective layering is before adding then adding the finer detail.
The Magazine can now be purchased via digital download or in print - a copy of the front cover can be seen above with a list of articles that can be found inside. There is also a special article with the artist Paul Hinks (UK Artist) who works solely in Pastel pencils (front cover artwork) so not always fully limited to Coloured pencil articles.
The November magazine is now out with my tutorial inside and for anyone wishing to purchase the magazine, you can purchase in either digital format to download immediately or order the print copy - you can also order both together too.
*Prices outside of the USA may vary due to the exchange rate on the day of purchase
BLACK LABRADOR Saturday - August 11th - 10am - 3:30pm From £42.00pp
Black fur can be a real challenge to create in Art and it can be frustrating working out where to start and how to layer effectively to get the right finish. In this Workshop I will show you how to create the Black fur on a Labrador dog using Coloured pencils and how to correctly layer with them to create realistic fur. Although all spaces are fully booked for this Workshop, you can add your name to our reserves list in case of a cancellation, just Email me if so. View our T's & C's for more details.
Now fully booked
WILD RABBIT Sunday - August 12th - 11am - 4:30pm From £42.00pp
This Wild Rabbit subject was originally booked as an Acrylic Workshop, but I decided to change the medium to Coloured pencils for 2 reasons, my Coloured pencil Workshops are fast becoming popular and only having 10 spaces to a Workshop, they get booked up quickly and so I decided to change the medium to allow more people a chance to attend a pencil Workshop, the second reason is that the BLENDERS AND BURNISHERS page on this website is one of the most read articles and this subject lends itself well to teaching how to use blenders to create smooth transitions perfect for tonal backgrounds and foregrounds. The subject will be created on green tonal paper which will aid highlights and show how important coloured paper can be in Art. The perfect subject for those new to Coloured Pencils but ideal for those looking to take their Pencil Work a stage further. Blenders will be available for trial or purchase on the day or bring your own.
About these Workshops
All of these Workshops are accompanied by Demonstrations so you can see how each section is built up so you can go back to your Workstation and repeat the procedure on your own drawing, you are also presented with a Workshop booklet that you can keep and use it to help you progress both during the Workshop and at home if you are unable to finish your portrait on the day. You also receive a print photo of the subject (or work from your iPad) and a photocopy outline for Tracedown use.
There are only 10 spaces available at each Workshop although some places have already been booked, as I keep them relatively small which allows me to offer 1 to 1 help in between each Demonstration to those that request it. The venue is a small community centre in a very quiet part of Newbold in Chesterfield with ample parking for attendees. You can purchase many of the products that I use during the Demonstrations if you choose to and continue to use them for your own projects or a future Step by Step Art Workshop.
Prices start from £42.00 per person You can either use your own products from home or loan/purchase an Art Kit from myself (book in advance)
Single Attendance (using own products) £42.00pp Single Attendance with Loan Kit £47.00pp Single Attendance with Home Kit £52/£55.00pp
If you book both Workshops together you pay for both Workshops at £80.00 (Kits charged extra)
If you wish to find out more or book your place, click on one of the images below to visit the Workshop of interest
If you wish to book both Workshops together to qualify for the weekend Workshop price, visit the CHESTERFIELD WORKSHOPS page where you will find the booking form at the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions before you book a place, feel free to get in touch at any time at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I realise it has been many months since I wrote a post here on the Step by Step website and for that I apologise - there has been much happening since April 2016 but overlooked the power of the News blog here at Step by Step Art, hopefully I am able to change that in 2017 with new Workshops and Articles coming this year. As technology improves at a rate I certainly cannot keep up with, websites also have to keep up with the times and this is the reason for the 'new look' - I hope it is more visually appealing (we Artists love colour!) whilst still offering lots of help and advice to Artists here in the UK and around the world.
I am currently in the process of adding 6!! new articles including a mini Step by Step Coloured pencil Tutorial (other mediums will be available in mini tutorials too) and I also have a date for the first 2 Workshops which will be in May and will be run as a 2 day weekend Workshop that can be booked together or individually depending on your preferences. The Saturday will be the Coloured pencil Workshop of a SNOW LEOPARD eye on black Colourfix which I ran in August 2013 and was quickly booked up, the Sunday will be a Graphite pencil Workshop of a Ring-tailed Lemur, so if you are interested in learning how to work with Pencils to create detailed Art, these Workshops may be for you. You don't need any previous experience with pencils or with Art to join in, but I can guarantee that if you are a complete beginner you will be very surprised at your abilities at the end of the day.
Each Workshop starts from £42.00 each (or £80.00 if booking both days together) and the Saturday Workshop begins at 10am - 3:30pm and the Sunday Workshop runs from 11am - 4:30pm (a later time on the Sunday is due to the community room being in a built up residential area) Please see our TERMS & CONDITIONS regarding these Workshops before booking your place
Snow Leopard Eye Workshop - Saturday 13th May 2017
Ring-tailed Lemur Workshop - Sunday 14th May 2017
Everyone gets their own workstation so you have ample room to spread out. The price of each Workshop includes the paper, outline print out, Workshop booklet/sheets and if you are bringing your own products to the Coloured pencil workshop you will be supplied a colour chart for the day or you can loan a kit at £5.00 Extra or purchase a kit for £10.00 Extra, the pencil colours are individually coded to match the Workshop notes, making it easy to select each colour. The Graphite pencil workshop also includes the paper, outline, workshop booklet and allows you to loan a kit for £7.00 extra or purchase a Home Kit for £13.00 Extra.
if you wish to book/pre-book on one of these Workshops you can either click the link below or get in touch with me directly at: email@example.com
For anyone wishing to attend one of Karen's Workshops, bookings are now being taken for a 1 Day Coloured pencil Workshop that will be run in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. If you wish to find out more, please click the image below to visit the webpage or get in touch via the MAIL US page. You can also fill in your details to secure your place via the booking form found on the CHESTERFIELD WORKSHOPS page.
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Learn how to layer with Coloured pencils to create realism in your pencil work and how best to apply colours and application to create a smooth, tonal background. Karen has been working with Coloured pencils for over 30 years and during each of her Workshops, always offers demonstrations, 1 to 1 help and provides a take home work sheet for every attendee to ensure everyone regardless of Artistic talent, is able to follow the process with confidence.
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