Janie Gildow is your guide to the rich and elegant art of colored pencil as you learn how to draw with colored pencil in this drawing instruction DVD, The Art of Colored Pencil: The Light Touch. Janie covers a few basics then jumps into a project and teaches you her process from design to completion.
Janie Gildow, CPSA, shows her photo selection process, cropping to improve composition, use of a modified grisaille approach to establish values and then demonstrates how she layers color, often using four or more colors in an area for richness. Janie Gildow uses the 'light touch' for flexibility and elegance. You will learn pointers to improve your own technique as she shares her thoughts about the process. Your view is so close you will see when Janie's pencil point starts to dull! This workshop packs days of information into 90 minutes.
A recent update from Janie on the pencils she uses: The name has been changed to Prismacolor Premiere""soft core"" colored pencils--available in 132 colors. They're made by Sanford now (instead of Berol) but they're the same colors with the same numbers.