Tonal layering Exercise - Step by Step Coloured pencil Tutorial
Written: 7th March 2017
Artist level: Beginner
Welcome to this Step by Step Tutorial of a Watermelon in Coloured pencils on Saunders Waterford hp paper. The Tutorial below is aimed at those interested in learning how to layer with Coloured pencils to create detailed and effective Art which has been written for use with Derwent Coloursoft pencils, however regardless of which Coloured pencil range you use, you can use the colour guide below the Coloured pencil images to pick out your own colours for this exercise but it is not necessary to match them exactly. For a brightly coloured subject such as this Watermelon, a smooth white paper will be the best choice - any Watercolour hp paper will work well. Achieving effect in Coloured pencil portraits are created by layering a selection of colours, light to dark first starting with a light application and building up to heavier ones - too much pressure of initial layers may saturate the paper too early and you will not be able to apply consecutive layers. This tutorial is aimed at beginners to Coloured pencils but if you are an Intermediate user you can add more detail by using further colours than those shown here. 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!
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