- Excellent Introduction to Colored Pencils Review by CSB
Lee Hammond's Lifelike Drawing in Colored Pencil is a great introduction to colored pencils. I purchased the video along with the book and Lee's simple and clear instructions have helped me learn the basics of colored pencils. Lee refers to her work in colored pencils as "drawing" although many people today use the term "painting" when discussing colored pencils. Lee does not use solvents in conjunction with colored pencils but many of her examples resemble paintings. The video covers the basics of colored pencils including the types of papers you can use and the various pencils. She explains the difference between layering and burnishing and demonstrates how to apply both. The video also includes examples of several colored pencil techniques including how to paint water droplets. If you are new to colored pencils I would recommend this video as a good place to start.
(Posted on 7/11/2014)