The Colored Pencil Course: Landscape Drawing - Part 1
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A look at drawing a landscape using colored pencils on textured and toned paper. Part 1. An ordered approach is suggested for ensuring the illusion of depth.
Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender, graphite pencil.
Lesson 1: Introduction and Materials (4:12)Lesson 2: Colored Pencil Basics (15:44)Lesson 3: The Magic of Burnishing (19:20)Lesson 4: Value and Underpainting (17:11)Lesson 5: Color Theory (21:53)Lesson 6: Composition and Still Life (23:08)Lesson 7: Reflection and Transparency (15:56)Lesson 8: Transferring Images (9:03)Lesson 9: Creating Texture - Part 1 (17:13)Lesson 10: Creating Texture - Part 2 (15:55)Lesson 11: Landscape Drawing - Part 1 (14:42)Lesson 12: Landscape Drawing - Part 2 (16:05)Lesson 13: Portrait Drawing - Part 1 (15:55)Lesson 14: Portrait Drawing - Part 2 (11:29)Lesson 15: Portrait Drawing - Part 3 (12:13)Lesson 16: Portrait Drawing - Part 4 (13:03)Lesson 17: Portrait Drawing - Part 5 (9:37)Lesson 18: Watercolor and Colored Pencils - Part 1 (15:03)Lesson 19: Watercolor and Colored Pencils - Part 2 (10:48)Lesson 20: Watercolor Pencils - Part 1 (13:07)Lesson 21: Watercolor Pencils - Part 2 (11:07)Lesson 22: Conclusion (4:32)
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.
Thanks so much! The colorless blender that I am using is by Prismacolor.
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.
1. what color paper do we use….tan white beige pink gray…?
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
I never saw the answer to raquel’s question about the color of the paper. Please advise.
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.
The paper used in the video is Canson Mi-Tientes paper and the surface color is “Buff”.
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
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?
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)
is there a way to get a list of all the colors uses ?
What side of the paper did you use? One side has imprints and the other is smoother. Would the rougher side be used for pastel?
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.
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.
Absolutely. You can apply the pencils in the same manner. The only difference is that oil-based pencils will not burnish like wax-based colored pencils, so you won’t need the colorless blender.
Yes, you can use the same technique with any brand of pencil that you use.
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.
For oil-based pencils, I’ve had the best results with Turpenoid. For comparison purposes, you may check out this lesson…https://thevirtualinstructor.com/how-to-blend-colored-pencils.html
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
Yep. This one took about 6 hours from start to finish.
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.
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.
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.
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.