"Blue Jay" with Polychromos Pencils
In this lesson series, we’ll create a representational drawing of a Blue Jay on PastelMat paper with Faber-Castell's Polychromos colored pencils.
- Photo Reference
- Finished Drawing
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In lesson one, we'll review the materials used for this lesson series.
In lesson two, we'll transfer the photo reference to the drawing surface and develop the background with PanPastels. We'll then begin colored pencil applications, starting with the head.
In lesson three, we'll develop the upper body of the Blue Jay. We'll layer multiple applications to build up the texture and create complexity in the color.
In lesson four, we'll continue working down the body, addressing the complex, overlapping feathers.
In lesson five, we'll complete the drawing by addressing the remaining feathers, the talon, and the branch.