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with Amy Lindenberger
Online Class

Luminous Landscapes in Graphite & Colored Pencil

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Learn how to draw colored pencil landscapes in mixed media, with lifetime access to video lessons from artist and renowned instructor Amy Lindenberger. Start by learning how to create a value underpainting using powdered graphite and Amy's techniques for "drawing" with erasers on Claybord: an inexpensive, easy-to-find drawing surface. Then, pick up your pencil as Amy teaches you how to add graphite back to your work to isolate darker values and enhance the contrast and texture of your piece. Ready to bring your landscape to life in breathtaking color? Find out how by combining solvent with your colored pencils to create beautiful blended washes. Plus, Amy will guide you through evaluating and enhancing your color washes using dry pencils.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h28m

Included in this Class

1. Setting Up Your Claybord

1. Setting Up Your Claybord

Meet your instructor, Amy Lindenberger and learn about her unique approach to using colored pencils. In this lesson, you'll explore the properties of Claybord, an inexpensive, easy-to-find surface for your soft focused landscape. Amy will also help you get your project set up with a line drawing and a coat of powdered graphite.

2. Kneaded Eraser

2. Kneaded Eraser

Learn how to identify the different value ranges in your reference photo. Then get Amy's tips for "drawing" with your kneaded eraser, which allows you to remove graphite for the lightest and brightest areas of your drawing as well as areas with mid-light values.

3. Rigid Erasers

3. Rigid Erasers

Pick up new techniques for "drawing" with a variety of more rigid erasers. You'll find out how to use these tools to bring more detailed areas of your landscape to life. Amy will also guide you through using both rigid and kneaded erasers to create a range of values, along with edges such as soft gradations and clear-cut lines.