The Colored Pencil Course – Watercolor and Colored Pencils Part 1

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“The Colored Pencil Course” is designed to guide absolute beginners and intermediate artists to a level of producing professional quality colored pencil drawings through concise and “easy to digest” modules that include HD videos and Ebooks.


Description: The first part of a two part demonstration on combining watercolor with colored pencils.

Suggested Materials: Canson coldpress illustration board, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender, watercolor paints, nylon brushes, water, liquid masking fluid, kneaded eraser.

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Next Module: Watercolor and Colored Pencils Part 2


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The Colored Pencil Course – Watercolor and Colored Pencils Part 1 — 9 Comments

  1. Wow! Can’t wait to see part 2 and begin! I have been drawing fruits with Primsacolor for framing for kitchens for my family. Strawberry looks challenging, but I am ready for it! Thanks, Matt!

  2. I’m trying to watch the videos on a new iPad Air 2, both on Wi-Fi and in “roaming” modes, but cannot get the audio and video portions of any of the videos to play simultaneously. I’m subscribed to a number of online video courses, and don’t have this problem with any of the others.

    I’m guessing this is because the imbedded data here is so large; so far, I have been able to watch the videos on my home computer, but it would be great (and much more practical, study wise) if i could see them on the iPad as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Greg,

      All of the videos are set to play in HD by default. You must have a stable Internet connection to stream video. You will experience buffering if your Internet connection is not stable and definitely if you are trying to access the video while on “roaming”.

  3. Hi matt, I really love this course and have been super happy with the results! I am unable to find Canson cold press illustration board. Is there a different paper I can use for this?

  4. hi matt,
    1.are you familiar with Faber-Castell watercolour pencils?
    2.have you worked with them? they are totally different than your traditional watercolor set/brush
    3.have you considered making a full course like the “colored pencil”course?
    4.what does “cold-press” mean? block paper better than strathmore pads (watercolor)than the individual bigger size? besides the cost $$$ difference.

    really appreciate it,raquel

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