The Colored Pencil Course: Portrait Drawing - Part 2
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The second module in a series on portrait drawing with colored pencils. This module looks at drawing the nose.
Bristol paper, Prismacolor colored pencils, colorless blender.
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)
1. What is the difference between regular pastel pencils and oil pastel pencils as far as the end results. I do oil painting at the present time.
2. When you finish a pastel pencil piece, do you use a fixative on it, like varnish?
Thank you for replying. Ruth
1. There are pastel pencils which feature compressed pastel medium encased within a wooden pencil. I am not familiar with oil pastel pencils. There are oil pastels – which are pastels with a oil binder – but I do not think that these are available as pencils. I believe you may be thinking of oil-based and wax-based colored pencils since your question is posted on a module from The Colored Pencil Course. You may check out this article exploring the differences between the two…http://thevirtualinstructor.com/blog/oil-based-vs-wax-based-colored-pencils
If you want more information on the differences between some of the different pencils that are colored (not all are “colored pencils”), check out this article…http://thevirtualinstructor.com/blog/colored-pencils-vs-watercolor-pencils-vs-the-others
2. Yes, you can use fixative on a pastel piece once it’s finished. I prefer not to do so since it can darken the value (darkness or lightness) of the work. If you’re a member, you can check out this Member’s Minute Episode on using fixative…http://thevirtualinstructor.com/members/members-minute-111115/
There are oil pastel pencils. They are specialty pencils usually sold as pencils for working on wood (pyrographers use them a lot). I have a set and LOVE them.
Hi, Matt. I have been used Bristol paper of hahnamule but when I intent to apply dark brown over indigo, the blue colored is removed. I think than this paper is too smooth.
Yes, it sounds as though you may be filling in the tooth of the paper quickly. Once the tooth is filled, the material cannot “stick” to the surface.