Beginner | 3 hours
Taught by Sasha Prood
Most of us have dabbled with colored pencils as youngsters, but they are far more versatile and sophisticated than you might think. Join Brooklyn-based illustrator and graphic designer Sasha Prood as she teaches the extensive range of one of her favorite mediums. Using colored pencil, you’ll explore the range between bright, bold designs, to soft, transparent imagery. Layer colors like you would with watercolor and define edges like you would with a marker. Sasha walks you through the ins and outs of graphite, colored pencils, and watercolor pencils. Day by day, you'll alternate between learning a new pencil technique in a practice swatch and then drawing a small composition using that technique, steadily building your skills from making marks like hatching and stippling to layering colors and creating gradients. This is your chance to play, experiment, and push pencils to the next level.
Learn how to:
  • Create a color chart to test all of your colored pencils
  • Make fundamental marks with pencil like hatching and cross-hatching, contouring and stippling
  • Create defined and shaded patterns
  • Lift and layer patterns
  • Properly blend pencils
  • Explore different gradient techniques and contrast techniques with patterns and color
  • Draw small compositions
  • Research your subject and prepare a sketch before coloring your final art
What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to draw, layer, sketch, and make marks with colored pencils
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and PDF with reference photos
  • Step-by-step instructions by artist and illustrator Sasha Prood
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students


Chapters
Colored Pencil Workshop: A Daily Practice
01:11
10:15
07:19
09:05
04:38
05:36
03:25
06:34
05:05
05:02
04:28
07:05
04:58
06:48
08:41
05:35
07:15
09:40
08:05
12:12
05:40
04:08
07:48
07:37
08:11
11:17
05:38
03:23
04:20
03:55
04:46
11:56
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Colored pencils - Sasha uses Prismacolor brand
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Graphite pencils - Sasha uses 2H, HB, and 2B
  • Mixed color pencils - known as Magic FX Pencil, kaleidoscope pencils, or rainbow pencils (optional)
  • Derwent Graphitint pencils (optional)
  • Neon colored pencils (optional)
  • Metallic pencils (optional)
  • Colorless blending pencils
  • Paper towels
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil sharpener and/or kneaded eraser
  • Ruler
  • Micron 005
  • Desk brush (optional)
  • Pencil extender (optional)
  • Erasing shield (optional)
  • Colorless blending markers (alcohol and/or water-based)
  • Blending powder, blender stick, and paint brush (optional) 
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