with Cynthia Knox
Online Class

Vivid Flowers in Colored Pencil

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Overview

Achieve captivating floral compositions blooming with lifelike color, form and depth alongside professional colored pencil artist Cynthia Knox. Learn to select, edit and transfer the perfect reference photo to your paper. Choose and layer colors that match corresponding areas in your reference. Build eye-catching depth with value shifts between shadows, midtones and highlights. Make your drawing look more like a painting with burnishing techniques. Add rich details for a more intriguing image. Create expressive painterly effects with blending techniques. Draw leaves that spring to life with nuanced details. Capture a garden of gorgeous imagery as you learn how to draw flowers with colored pencils.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h15m

Included in this Class

1. Layering, Blending & Burnishing
20m

1. Layering, Blending & Burnishing

Meet artist Cynthia Knox as she introduces you to the amazing colored pencil techniques you'll learn throughout this class! Gain helpful insights into color theory, blending techniques and the burnishing method, which creates a gorgeous painterly effect.

2. Working With Reference Photos
16m

2. Working With Reference Photos

Learn how to select and edit a reference photo that you'll draw from, and transfer it to drawing paper using Cynthia's helpful tips. Next, discover an easy and nearly foolproof way to create and catalog color swatches that perfectly match corresponding areas of your reference photo.

3. Value & Fixing Mistakes
20m

3. Value & Fixing Mistakes

Turn your focus to value in this lesson, which covers ways to identify and recreate shifts between shadows, midtones and highlights. Cynthia helps you refine your burnishing technique as she covers a variety of ways to build up layers of color or remove colors that you don't like.

1. Layering, Blending & Burnishing

1. Layering, Blending & Burnishing

2. Working With Reference Photos

2. Working With Reference Photos

3. Value & Fixing Mistakes

3. Value & Fixing Mistakes

4. Adding Dimension

4. Adding Dimension

5. Blurring & Blending

5. Blurring & Blending

6. Natural Shadows & Leaves

6. Natural Shadows & Leaves

7. Dramatic Backgrounds & Petal Veins

7. Dramatic Backgrounds & Petal Veins

Recommended with this class

    • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser
    • Colored pencils