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Drawing With Colored Pencils

with Lisa Dinhofer
Unlock a limitless range of color and creativity with approachable colored pencil techniques!

Easily create endless colors with this affordable, transportable medium! Artist Lisa Dinhofer guides you through burnishing and blending for seamless surfaces and using solvents to create a soft-focus wash effect. Quickly conquer erasing, scraping and embossing techniques to add texture and dimension to your work and dive into various methods of masking to keep your borders pristine and preserve lifelike highlights. Harness the full potential of your pencils with a still-life rendering, and establish value and atmospheric depth through strategic placement of warm and cool colors. Explore your creative instincts and expand your colored pencil confidence through color grid exercises and more.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Lisa Dinhofer, and learn more about the class. Dinhofer reviews the materials and demonstrates how to transfer the reference grids supplied in your class materials.


Lesson 2. Reference Grids


Lesson 3. Color Mixing Grid


Lesson 4. Masking, Scraping, Erasing & Embossing


Lesson 5. Layering & Washes


Lesson 6. Warm & Cool Color Projects

"I am a have been a decorative painting teacher for years and my husband bought me a colored pencils class with another artist and it was way over my head so I took this basic one and I am very happy with it. I learned a great deal of information that I will use over and over. I highly recommend it to anyone!"
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