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Steps to Creating Vivid Portraits with Coloured Pencils!

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Hi everyone, and welcome to my NEWEST class here on Skillshare!

I recently fell in love with using coloured pencils this year, after having long believed (foolishly!) that they were a more "childlike" medium. How wrong and ignorant I was to deny myself the joy of using them!

Using colour pencils to make portrait drawings has been really fun, and almost an eye-opening experience, as they offer a ton of control and let me totally express my love of colours to the fullest. Colour can be an intimidating topic for a lot of artists, so I thought a colour pencil portrait class would be the perfect first venture into using colours when it comes to creating portraits!

The class contains TWO core lectures on the importance of VALUES when it comes to colours, and how to set up your portrait for success, step-by-step. To go along with the lectures, are hours worth of THREE narrated real-time demonstrations that will take you through the process from start to finish, offering TONS of insights and tips to help answer any questions you might have.

This class is best suited to those who are already familiar with observational drawing and drawing a head from photo reference, as the drawing portion is not something we're going to cover extensively in this class. So if you're someone who already loves to draw portraits but is intimidated by colour in any way, and wants to understand how to build up rich colours together using coloured pencils, then this class is for you!

And if you want a refresher on portrait drawing in general, check out my portrait drawing class! It covers many overlapping skills and principles (like the concept of shapes, and what to look for in a photo reference) that will be helpful to know before coming into this class:

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