Colored Pencil Drawing Tutorials

Colored Pencil Drawing Tutorials

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All of the tutorials on this page involve the use of colored pencils. This medium is one of my favorites because of it's ability to create detailed drawings. Colored pencils are easy to use onsite and are clean enough to use anywhere.  Colored pencils are a drawing medium that usually consists of waxy shafts of pigment held together in a wooden shaft.  Colored pencils vary greatly in price and quality.  Softer varieties are generally more desirable for drawing and are usually more expensive as well.  Colored pencils can be used on a variety of different surfaces, but toned drawing papers are generally the choice of most artists.

Looking to pick up some colored pencils, but don't know which brand to buy?  Check out my comparison chart and see which brands I recommend here.

Take a look at the tutorials below to improve your colored pencil drawing techniques. 

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING LESSONS

Colored Pencil Drawing TechniquesHow to Draw with Colored Pencils
Learn basic colored pencils techniques in this video tutorial.
Creating Texture Colored PencilsColored Pencil Course 9 - Creating Texture Part 1
Learn how to create the illusion of texture in a colored pencil drawing in this module.
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Transfer ImagesColored Pencil Course 8 - Transferring Images
Learn two techniques for transferring images to a drawing surface for finishing with colored pencils.
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Colored Pencil Course 7 - Reflection and Transparency
Learn how to create the illusion of reflection and transparency with colored pencils in this module.
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Colored Pencil Course 6 - Composition and Still Life
Learn how to create successful compositions in this module.
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Colored Pencil Course - Color TheoryColored Pencil Course 5 - Color Theory
Learn how to use basic color theory with colored pencils in this module from "The Colored Pencil Course".
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Colored Pencil Course - Value and the UnderpaintingColored Pencil Course 4 - Value and the Underpainting
Learn the importance of value and how the underpainting can help ensure a full range in a colored pencil drawing.
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Colored Pencil Course 3 - The Magic of Burnishing
Learn how to burnish colored pencils using a variety of techniques to create an image that resembles a painting.
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Colored Pencil BasicsColored Pencil Course 2 - Colored Pencil Basics
The basics of drawing with colored pencils including the "5 do's for better hues".
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Colored Pencil MaterialsColored Pencil Course 1 - Introduction and Materials
An introduction to "The Colored Pencil Course" and a look at the materials that will be used.
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Colored Pencil Orchid DemonstrationColored Pencil Demo "Orchid" - Full Length Videos (2:17:30)
Watch and learn how to draw an orchid with colored pencils in this two part tutorial. Part One (1:02:53) Part Two (1:14:37) Members Only Become a member
Polychromos Colored PencilsPolychromos Colored Pencils - Excerpts
Learn how to use Polychromos colored pencils by Faber-Castell in this demonstration that features excerpts from a 2 hour tutorial.
Polychromos Colored Pencils Polychromos Colored Pencils - Full Length Videos (2:16:39)
Watch and learn how to draw a ruby throated hummingbird in this two part tutorial. Part One (1:02:14) Part Two (1:15:25) Members Only Become a member
Watercolor Pencil Demonstration - Full Length Video (54:54)
Learn how to draw and paint a colorful bird in this recorded live lesson on using watercolor pencils.
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How to Draw a Realistic MouthHow to Draw a Realistic Mouth with Colored Pencils
Learn how to draw a realistic mouth with colored pencils in this drawing tutorial.
Colored Pencil Drawing Tutorial - MarblesColored Pencils Drawing Tutorial - Marbles
How to draw marbles and other reflective objects with colored pencils.
Colored Pencil Drawing Tutorial - MarblesColored Pencils Drawing Tutorial - Full Length Video (1:02:56)
Watch and learn how to create the illusion of reflective and transparent marbles in this full length video demonstration. Members Only Become a member
Colored pencil drawing of a tree frog tutorialColored Pencil Drawing of a Tree Frog
Learn how to draw a tree frog with colored pencils with these excerpts from a live 1 hour lesson.
Colored pencil drawing of a tree frog tutorialColored Pencil Drawing of a Tree Frog Full Length Video (1:02:01)
Learn how to use colored pencils to draw a realistic tree frog in this full length video. Members Only Become a member
Colored Pencil PortraitColored Pencil Portrait Tutorial - Excerpts
Learn how to draw a portrait with colored pencils in this video tutorial featuring excerpts from two 1 hour live lessons. Podcast #5 Free download on Apple iTunes.
Colored Pencil PortraitColored Pencil Portrait Tutorial - Full Length Videos (2:11:10)
Learn how to draw a portrait with colored pencils in this video tutorial.  Two full length videos. Part One (1:07:00) Part Two (1:04:10) Members Only Become a Member
How to mix dark skin tonesMix Dark Skin Tones
Learn how to mix dark skin tones using four colors in this tutorial that features excerpts from a 2 hour live demonstration.
How to mix dark skin tonesMix Dark Skin Tones Colored Pencil Tutorial - Full Length Videos (2:10:42)
Mix dark skin tones to complete a colored pencil portrait in these videos.  Two full length videos. Part One (1:04:42) Part Two (1:06:00) Members Only Become a Member
Colored Pencil Tutorial CherriesColored Pencil Tutorial - Cherries - Excerpts
Gain insights on how to use colored pencils in this tutorial that features excerpts from a 1 hour live lesson.
Colored Pencil Tutorial CherriesColored Pencil Tutorial - Cherries - Full Length Video (1:03:24)
Learn how to draw realistic cherries in this full length video tutorial from a Live Lesson. Members Only Become a Member
Free drawing lesson-white on blackDraw with White Media on Black Paper
Learn how to draw with white media on black paper in this drawing lesson.
Combine Tempera Paint and Colored Pencils
Learn how to combine tempera paint and colored pencils in this demonstration that features creating an image of an eye from imagination. 
How to Draw a Tree From ImaginationHow to Draw a Tree From Imagination
Time lapse of a tree drawn from imagination using colored pencils. 
How to draw grass colored pencils drawing lessonHow to Draw Grass with Colored Pencils
Learn how easy it is to draw grass in this video tutorial.
How to draw glass with colored pencilsHow to Draw Glass with Colored Pencils
Learn how to draw glass with colored pencils in this video drawing tutorial.
How to draw a roseHow to Draw a Rose with Colored Pencils
Learn how to break complex objects like a rose into easy to draw steps and finish with colored pencils in this video tutorial
The Secrets to Drawing Colored PencilsThe Secrets to Drawing- Colored Pencils
Learn how to draw with colored pencils in this members only video series- Part 18 Premium Video
How-to-Use-colored-pencils-with-watercolorHow to Combine Watercolor and Colored Pencils
Learn how to use watercolor with colored pencils in this drawing/painting lesson
How to draw a nose with colored pencilsHow to Draw a Realistic Nose - Colored Pencils
Learn how to draw a realistic nose in colored pencils in this video tutorial.
Free Drawing Lessons- Colored Pencil EyeColored Pencil Drawing Techniques
Learn colored pencil drawing techniques and how to draw an eye and an apple in this free drawing lesson video.
Reflective Metal Surfaces with Colored PencilsReflective Metal Surfaces with Colored Pencils (1:07:51)
Learn the core concepts behind creating the illusion of metallic reflection in this full length recorded Live Lesson. Members Only Become a Member

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