Artist level: Intermediate
Welcome to this Step by Step Tutorial of a Snow Leopard eye in Coloured pencils on Black Colourfix paper. The Tutorial below is aimed at those interested in creating a highly detailed Coloured pencil portrait and has been written for use with Caran Dache Luminance pencils, however regardless of which Coloured pencil range you use, you can use the colour guide at the side of the photograph to pick out your own colours for this exercise but it is not important to match them exactly, it is not important to only use Black Colourfix although details are more effective on Black paper but feel free to use whatever colour you wish. Producing highly detailed Coloured pencil portraits are achieved with the use of various tones of colour rather than just one which will render a drawing rather flat. This tutorial is rather extensive and suited for those who are wishing to take their pencil portraits up a notch or 2 rather than being a complete beginner, however if you have never tried Coloured pencils before, you can still give this exercise a go but not use as many colours to make it a little easier the first time. Use the photograph below to work from and feel free to E-mail me your drawing upon completion, I would love to add them to this page and I hope you enjoy this tutorial!