3 Little Birds with Colored Pencils: Blue Jay with Polychromos Colored 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.
Lesson 1 - Materials
In lesson one, we'll review the materials used for this lesson series.
Lesson 2 - Background and the Head
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.
Lesson 3 - The Upper Body
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.
Lesson 4 - The Lower Body
In lesson four, we'll continue working down the body, addressing the complex, overlapping feathers.
Lesson 5 - The Talon and the Branch
In lesson five, we'll complete the drawing by addressing the remaining feathers, the talon, and the branch.
- Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
- PastelMat Paper
- White Pastel Stick (Soft Pastels)