Colored Pencil Drawing Secrets
Learn Professional Techniques Suitable for Children’s Characters, Coloring Books and Illustration
Welcome to the wonderful world of Colored Pencil Drawing!
In this course I reveal my professional colored pencil drawing secrets with a super fun project – a fully rendered illustration of my children’s picture book character “Mr Andy Snufflewood”.
Afterwards you’ll be able to apply these same techniques to your own colored pencil illustrations, characters or colouring books.
Spend a few hours in the studio with Mr Andy Snufflewood… and me!
Grab yourself a cuppa and relax. I’ll take you through this step-by-step. It’s like you’re spending a few hours with me in the studio as I personally show you my professional techniques.
Don’t worry though. I’ve spent years figuring out the quickest and easiest ways to do things so that you don’t have to. Follow along. This is going to be a breeze.
Amazing Colored Pencil Results Fast!
Here are some of the pro tips I’ll be sharing with you…
One Pencil Tip – Three Ways
Have you ever used colored pencils and been frustrated as you constantly sharpen them? Your beautiful colored pencils very quickly shave down to tiny stumps before you know it. How sad! But it doesn’t have to be this way!
In this course I’ll show you how to get outstanding results without having to constantly sharpen your pencils.
Less sharpening means your precious pencils will last longer and you can color faster. It makes a massive amount of difference (plus if you are using expensive professional-grade pencils it can save you a huge amount of money!)
(Interesting fact – while shooting this entire course I used a pencil sharpener just three times!)
Vibrant Color, Depth and Form with Awesome Gradations
Do you want to create coloured pencil drawings that almost pop off the page with vibrant color, depth and form?
I’ll show you how to do that with gradations in just one color and also in multiple colours. You’ll see the effect in Mr Andy Snufflewood’s golden yellow overalls.
Learn how to really impress!
And when I say ‘impress’ I mean I’ll be showing you how to use the impressing technique to create a wonderful easy fur texture you can use again and again in your own characters.
Inking your characters outline
I’ll show you how to outline your character with accents to add interest and depth to your outlines, ready for the really fun bit… coloring.
Give it all a bit of a burnish!
Have you ever heard of ‘burnishing’ and wondered what that’s all about? Well…you’re in for a treat.
I’ll be showing you (in a very practical way) how to use burnishing to add that final touch of gorgeousness to your coloured pencil drawings.
Plus loads of other tips and techniques sprinkled liberally throughout the course…
This course was filmed in almost real time. As I’m drawing I chat about little nuggets of coloured pencil wisdom all throughout. No boring bits I promise!
Works with cheap pencils and professional brands too
The great news is that for this course it’s up to you what pencils you choose to use. The techniques I’m revealing will work with cheap supermarket brand-name pencils as well as the more expensive professional brands.
Tip: avoid buying the super-cheap no-name brands. Either way, whichever pencils you choose for this course, you’ll be saving time and money just by using my super-duper ‘1 pencil tip – 3 ways’ method which minimises the amount of sharpening you’ll do.
The Colored Pencil Character Drawing Secrets Curriculum
Want to know everything that’s in the course? Here’s the complete list.
Drawing supplies used in this course
One Pencil Tip - Three Ways (and how to use it to create awesome gradations)
How to Prepare Your Pencil Tip
How to Create a Gradation in One Color
How to Create a Golden Yellow Gradation with Three Colors
Using Gradations to Create Beautiful Form
Resources Section: Practice Shapes
Gradation Shapes – Step 2
Gradation Shapes – Step 3
Gradation Shapes – Step 4
Gradation Shapes – Step 5
Gradation Shapes – Summary
Creating the Outline of Mr Andy Snufflewood
Resources Section: Andy Snufflewood Outlines
Introduction to Inking the Outline
Inking the Fur Outline
Inking the Overalls Outline
The Shadow Map
Resources Section: Shadow Map
Coloring Andy Snufflewood's Overalls
Golden Overalls – Step 1: Brown
Golden Overalls – Step 2: Shadow Edge
Golden Overalls – Step 3: Orange
Golden Overalls – Step 4: Yellow
Golden Overalls – Step 5: Burnishing
Hairy Fur Ball!
Hairy Fur Ball Supplies
Introducing the Hairy Fur Ball
Resources Section: Hairy Fur Ball Outlines
Hairy Fur Ball – Step 1: Pencil
Hairy Fur Ball – Step 2: Pen
Hairy Fur Ball – Step 3: Impressing
Hairy Fur Ball – Step 4: Black
Hairy Fur Ball – Step 5: Shadow Edge
Hairy Fur Ball – Step 6: Grey
Hairy Fur Ball – Step 7: Purple
Hairy Fur Ball – Step 8: Warm Colors and White Burnishing
How to Impress Mr Andy Snufflewood
Resources Section: Impressing Andy
Introduction to Impressing Andy
Impressing Andy – Step 1
Impressing Andy – Step 2
Coloring Mr Andy Snufflewood
Resources Section: Reference Image
Coloring Andy’s Head – Part 1
Coloring Andy’s Head – Part 2
Coloring Andy’s Head – Part 3
Coloring Andy’s Head – Part 4
Coloring Andy’s Head – Part 5
Coloring Andy’s Fur – Part 1
Coloring Andy’s Fur – Part 2
Coloring Andy’s Fur – Part 3
Coloring Andy’s Fur – Part 4
Coloring Andy’s Fur – Part 5
Coloring Andy’s Tools – Part 6
Congratulations! You Did It!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need any drawing experience to enroll?
This is for complete beginners. No experience necessary.
Who is this for?
- Beginners who want to move beyond pencil or ink
- Experienced artists who would like add colored pencils to their current drawing skills
What ages is this suitable for?
This is suitable for adults and children 10+ (with adult supervision).
How long does the course take to complete?
Most students take 3 to 5 hours in one sitting to complete the course.
What if I get stuck or have a problem?
Ask for assistance in the Facebook group or email us. We’ll be happy to help.
What's included in the course?
- 3.5 hour of HD videos
- 15 downloadable resources
- Lifetime access
- Supportive Facebook community
What art supplies do I need?
- Colored Pencils
- Graphite Pencil
- Fineliner pen
- Ballpoint pen
- Tracing paper
- Fine grit sandpaper
- A clear plastic a4 sleeve
All supplies are explained in a video at the beginning of the course.