The Colored Pencil Course: Landscape Drawing - Part 1

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  1. I just joined today. I am loving my first choice of videos on colored pencil. I am all the way up to this landscape video, and I have not heard you mention which colorless blender you use. As I mentioned, I am loving these videos, and really feel the $19 something each month is a great deal!! Thank you.

      • Hi Matt, Up to this point in the lessons I have seen you use a colorless blender or burnish, but not the liquid blender. This has always confused me as to when to use the liquid blender. Can you clear that up please.

  2. while watching the video the sound turned off and a programming page appear , may be you change setting in programming the site please check it i can’t hear the video since that , don’t ignor the course is useless without sound

    • it is working now , i’ve gustes and loved the video and the problem fixed just after my message . best wishes we are a great fans

  3. I wondered the same thing. Maybe the question was answered by private email. Looks like he’s using the sampler box of Mi Teintes colored paper, working on the “eggshell” color. Since I’m just starting out as a bare bones beginner and need to minimize expenses, I’m continuing on with white Stonehenge and Bristol papers. Later, when I get good enough so I’d notice the difference, I’ll get some of the textured and toned paper.

      • Hi Matt,

        I was wondering what the weight of the paper is.
        I see that there is canson Me Teintes 160 gram and there is a 355 gram with is called ‘Canson Mi Teintes Touch’.

        I my country they don’t sell the colour ‘buff’.
        Would either orange or salmon be close enough?

        And…can I uses watercolour coloured pensels on Me Teintes 160 grams also?
        I’m looking for black paper and can only find pastel paper that is of quality and black

  4. The dark seem to dark and before I start how would I light an area that I get to dark and how to tone down a colour that didn’t turn out like I thought?

  5. Is there a limit to the number of layers of color you can add? I can’t tell when watching you draw, but the number seems limitless. It would seem there’d be a limit to the amount of pigment the paper could hold… (I’m really enjoying your classes by the way)

    • Hi Mark,

      In this lesson, the rougher side of the paper is used. It takes a bit more layering, but it also accepts more layers. You can use either side of the paper.

  6. Matt I am loving this course! I am using polychromos, should I work in small circles and work as you describe for prismacolor? Not sue with this being on textured paper.

  7. Hi Matt. Love these lessons. Exactly what I have been looking for, for several years. I love using color pencils. I have the Prismacolor and also Fabere Castille oil based ones. My question is,when using oil based pencils, I know there is no need for the colorless blender, but do I use any solvents or anything to achieve that painted look? Thank you so much for all this work you do for us. I am very grateful. love it all.

  8. Hi Matt, really enjoying watching your lessons, not done much drawing as yet due to ill health. Can I ask how long it took to complete this drawing from start to finish. Thanks

  9. Hi Mark, I’m also enjoying these lessons. In the video, you say you build up the colors in the sky until you get a consistency you’re happy with. What consistency makes you happy? I really don’t know how much color to put down.

  10. Hi Matt
    Love this course. This is my first time drawing/coloring and I feel so inspired and impressed by what I have accomplished so far.
    In this lesson do you color the entire sky, sky blue. Then do you add the sun on top of the sky blue.

    • Hi David,

      Sorry this response is late. You need to preserve an area in the sly for the sun and then add color around it. It will be very difficult to cover the warmer colors over the cool blues for the sky.

  11. Matt,
    Can you please provide some insight into paper sizes you are using? For sake of convenience, I have been resizing in Photoshop, printing letter size and using 9X12 paper. I find this limiting so want to move up to larger paper. The photo references seem irregular in size. For example, Willie was 20.833 by 16.667, and the Landscape is 16×9.167. I did Willie as 11×8.5 which was not quite the same aspect ratio. But I plan on doing the Landscape on 12×16, which will be about 16×10. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

  12. Matt, I am learning so much. But was wondering if you could update some of these older videos by adding a few things to the materials list, or the e-book. (I have a couple of suggestions!) 1. List of colors so we can come prepared (PC Scholar and Premier have same color names, but these names are often slightly different colors.) Of course the numbers help. 2. Paper color and which side to use (per other comments). 3. When you say that you use sky blue and white until you get the color that “pleases” you, please tell us what you are looking for. The color blue of the sky? Are we looking for the final color? Or will we work it more? Enough blue to cover the paper? Or just enough to mark some specific outlines or features. 4. Since there is no closed captions on this series, a transcript in the ebook would/could help. Thx- All the best!

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