DVD Class

Realistic Textures in Colored Pencil (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0043Q


Learn how to draw textures that will expand your artistic repertoire and elevate the realism of your work!

With award-winning colored pencil artist Cynthia Knox as your guide, you’ll begin by covering how to apply the different pencil pressures, strokes and layering techniques you need to tame all kinds of textures. Next, discover how to create both smooth and uneven textures as you draw different fruits. Move on to metallic surfaces and find out how to capture the look of silver, brass and even glass! Ready to improve your outdoor drawings and still lifes? Get Cynthia’s tips for drawing woodgrain and knots in branches or tree trunks. Then, improve your animal drawings with a lesson on drawing different types of fur and feathers with lifelike depth. In her last lesson, Cynthia will show you to how mimic the look of leather, denim and even lace.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Organic Textures (18:39)
Start things off by learning the essential colored pencil techniques you’ll use to create all of the textures in class. Cynthia will cover techniques for varying pencil pressure, burnishing and layering values. Then render the surfaces of fruits to practice achieving shiny and dull textures and a range of values and tones.

Uneven Surfaces & Markings (17:33)
Fruit serves as the perfect subject for studying uneven surfaces and markings such as dimples, dents and more. Learn how to apply small highlights and soft blending to achieve these looks, and practice creating random dots and jagged linear markings to indicate freckles and distress lines.

Metallic Textures (24:36)
Love the look of shining silver? Find out how to recreate it by layering from the darkest dark values to the brightest highlights. Then employ a warmer palette to capture the look of brass objects. Cynthia will even help you heighten the realism of your metallic textures by incorporating fine details.

Woodgrain & Branches (10:37)
Mimic the complex look of woodgrain and the intricate knots found in trees with Cynthia’s guidance and professional tips. Along the way, you’ll discover how to carve lines into paper to separate grain lines from background blending, and define form and shadows as you render knots and tree hollows.

Fur & Feathers (18:23)
Use firmer pencil pressures as you see how to create the look of sleek, long fur, and experiment with lighter pencil pressures to achieve short, wispy, fuzzy-looking fur. Then Cynthia will share tips for drawing all types of feathers accurately by developing shadows and dimension.

Fabric & Leather (15:22)
In her final lesson, Cynthia shares techniques for capturing the look of different fabrics and more. You’ll find out how to draw both shiny and distressed leather. Plus, build confidence capturing the characteristic stitching and feel of denim, and practice drawing negative space to recreate delicate lace patterns.

Your Instructor

Cynthia Knox

Cynthia Knox is a professional colored pencil and graphite artist whose work has received numerous awards at national and international juried exhibitions. Along with creating commissioned work and being featured in art magazines and websites, Cynthia teaches art techniques to individuals and large groups. She’s also published a number of instructional art books, including The Art of Colored Pencil Drawing, Flowers in Colored Pencil, Pencil Drawing Step by Step and more.

Bonus Materials

Realistic Textures in Colored Pencil - Supplies and Resources

Realistic Textures in Colored Pencil - Reference Images


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