Introduction to Color Pencil Drawing

Learn Colour Pencil Drawing From Beginner To Advanced Level

4.79 (34 reviews)
Arts & Crafts
12.5 hours
May 2022
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What you will learn

Fundamental color pencil techniques

Unique personalised color pencil methods

Do’s and don’ts

Basic to advanced level

Still life drawings

How to draw realistic hair

Facial features

Advanced portrait drawing

Free hand drawing


Welcome to the “Introduction to Color Pencil Drawing” course!

This course is designed to teach you all the tips and hacks, all the basics and different methods of drawing with color pencils, as well as teaching you how to observe your subject and draw portraits in your own style.

With this medium, you require a good understanding of colors, this is why we teach you all about the color wheel and how to mix them perfectly together. You will then learn about different color combinations, tones and more importantly textures. Learn how your pencil and hand pressure control affects your result on the paper.

But more importantly this course is designed to break the traditional perspective of color pencil as a slow medium. This is why we focus on teaching color pencil drawings with a modern style.

What is more exciting about these tutorials is that you will get access to all freebie drawing outlines for each course but also each lesson will teach you how to draw in free hand style without tracing or measurement tools. So you will both improve your drawing skills as well as color pencil techniques.

Different techniques such as burnishing, layering and hatching are all taught in this course with carefully designed step by step tutorials and downloadable guidance for each lesson.

Then, you will get to know more about the source of light and how it affects the subject you are going to draw, teaching you how different shadows are created in color pencil drawings. If you want to find out what you may be doing wrong in your drawings, we have a do’s and don’ts lesson in this course which will teach you about the main things to avoid in your color pencil drawings.

Later on in this step by step tutorial, we will apply the acquired skills from the previous lessons onto a still life sample, before then going through the different facial features.

This course will cover all human facial features from the basics all the way through to modern realistic drawing with faster hand movements. This will include eyes, lips, nose and different hairstyle colors. Each of these features have been taught in two different brands so you can compare and learn more about them, such as Faber Castell and Caran d’Ache.

We all know skin tone colors have always been confusing but now you will get to know how to create all different skin tones with color pencils. Let’s unlock all the different colour combinations together by mixing multiple pencils to create a variety of skin tones.

The final step of this course is to learn how to draw and color beginner to advanced portraits.

In this course, you will have access, step by step tutorials, alongside assignments and freebie articles to help you improve your color pencil drawing skills with your teacher's online guidance throughout your art journey.


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Hatching, Shading, Blending and Burnishing
Color Combination: Using Color Wheels

Do's & Don'ts

Color Pencil Techniques “Cherries”
Do’s and Don’ts: Ice Cream Scoops

Apply All Color Pencil Techniques on Different Hair Styles

Hair Drawing “Blonde”
Hair Drawing “Brunette”
Hair Drawing “Red”
Hair Drawing “White”

Skin Tones

Skin Tones and Colors, Polychromos
Skin Tones and Colors, Caran d'Ache Luminance

Facial Features (Eyes)

Learn How to Draw and Color a Blue Eye (Faber Castell Polychromos)
How to Draw and Color a Brown Eye (Luminance)
Two Eyes: Drawing and Colouring

Facial Features (Nose)

Front View Nose Drawing and Color (Faber Castell Polychromos)
Front View Nose Drawing and Coloring (Caran d’Ache Luminance)

Facial Features (Lips)

Front View Lips Drawing and Coloring (Faber Castell Polychromos)
Pouting Lips Drawing Tutorial (Caran d’Ache Luminance)

Complete Portrait Drawing and Coloring

Advanced Side Profile Portrait
Advanced Portrait Drawing and Coloring (Style Challenge)
Advanced Female Portrait Drawing with Pink Hair


July 16, 2022
The lessons really explain the importance of the different step’s necessary to create a great composition
July 5, 2022
I love her subject matter, teaching style and am basically a big fan of Ava and look forward to more of her classes becoming available.
July 5, 2022
this course is exactly what i need my preference. wonderful course. such a amazing artist. thank you mam.
June 1, 2022
This course is better than I expected. The instructor explains everything in detail. I learn a lot and have really fun by doing this course.
May 16, 2022
Enjoying this course -- it's exactly what I've been looking for. I'm a complete beginner but I think students of all levels can learn something.
May 12, 2022
Very enjoyable course so far good explanation as we Color in each drawing achieved great result’s so far
May 11, 2022
Thank you Ava, as always, your teaching is clear and easy to understand. Great course, keeps us motivated and helps us get better at doing what we love!
May 1, 2022
This is an early review and I intend to update it as I progress through the course. Having said that, even at this early stage I am impressed. Ava’s enthusiasm for teaching is obvious and she is diligent at answering questions and giving feedback. She also takes care to cover the basics of using the course media, before progressing on to the more complex and advanced topics later in the course. So far I am feeling energised and enthusiastic to progress onwards with the course. I should point out that I am using Rebelle software to take the course on my PC rather than physical media (i.e. coloured pencils and paper). This software is designed to simulate the use of real media, and while it does a reasonably good job of this there are some differences. Nonetheless, the major part of the course works and is relevant, so I would say take the course whether you intend to use physical media, or art simulation software.



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