Beginner | 1 hour
Taught by Courtney Cerruti
When it comes to filling in fine lines and small areas, there’s no better tool for the job than a freshly-sharpened colored pencil. Courtney shows you how to blend hues and distribute colors evenly for balance and cohesion. She also demonstrates the proper pressure to use to get a perfect light-to-dark fade. Finish off your coloring with some Micron brush marker strokes and you’ve got a polished masterpiece.
 
Learn how to:
  • Change pencil pressure to affect tone and gradation
  • Blend colors for different effects
  • Create shadows to add volume
  • Move color around the page for flow and balance
  • Combine brush pen with colored pencil


Chapters
01:01
02:26
Part 1: Get Creative with Colored Pencils
00:39
13:45
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Coloring pages (see PDF)
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Micron brush marker
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    30 Coloring Pages with Courtney Cerruti, Lisa Congdon and Pam Garrison
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    Part 1:
    30 Coloring Pages: Get Creative with Colored Pencils
    Courtney Cerruti
    When it comes to filling in fine lines and small areas, there’s no better tool for the job than a freshly-sharpened colored pencil. Courtney shows you how to blend hues and distribute colors evenly for balance and cohesion. She also demonstrates the proper pressure to use to get a perfect light-to-dark fade. Finish off your coloring with some Micron brush marker strokes and you’ve got a polished masterpiece.
     
    Part 2:
    30 Coloring Pages: Get Creative with Markers, Pens and Glitter
    Courtney Cerruti
    Markers are a coloring workhorse, used to fill in small and large areas with big splashes of concentrated color. Courtney shows you how to use different types of pens and markers to blend colors, plus she introduces sparkly Gelly Roll pens and her techniques for adding glitter.
     
    Part 3:
    30 Coloring Pages: Get Creative with Watercolor Pencils
    Courtney Cerruti
    Watercolor pencils and coloring pages are a match made in heaven. The pencil-shape makes for ideal coloring-in, but the magic really happens when you add water. In this class, Courtney shares her techniques for blending watercolor pencils with cotton swabs to create smooth layers of color.

     
    Part 4:
    30 Coloring Pages: Get Creative with Watercolors and Wax Resist
    Courtney Cerruti
    In this final installment, Courtney shares a few inventive ideas for filling in pages with traditional watercolor, including a fun wax resist technique. This class is all about going outside the lines and adding shape, shadow, pattern and dimension.
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