Lifelike Drawing In Colored Pencil With Lee Hammond
Real life happens in color!
Colored pencils are wonderful tools for creating realistic drawings. Lee Hammond, popular instructor and North Light author of more than twenty instructional books on drawing and painting, is here to show you how. Now you can learn to draw lifelike flowers, buildings, animals and people in vivid color. Inside you'll find:
- Easy instruction on difficult subjects such as water, glass, silver, sunsets, skin tone, hair and more
- Over 40 step-by-step projects using basic techniques and readily available supplies
- More than 400 illustrations and photos for easy reference
Join Lee as she shares her easy-to-follow teaching methods to help you master colored pencil, from basic shapes and everyday objects to your own pets, friends and family members. You can do it!
legs. 3 FINISH THE SCENE Complete the drawing using a sharp point. Use the layering technique to achieve a great number of tones ranging from dark to light. Remember, any object with an edge or rim has reflected light. Allow your darkest tones to emphasize your light tones. demonstration draw a house MATERIALS paper Storm Blue Artagain colors White, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 70%, Spring Green, Chartreuse, Dark Green, Mediterranean Blue, Aquamarine, Pink, Peach, Pumpkin Orange, Dark
DEEPEN THE COLORS AND FINISH THE BACKGROUND The final stages of the drawing will take some time because the entire drawing is layered, not burnished. Use Tuscan Red for the darker areas — the contours of form and muscle — and Dark Umber and Black for the darkest shadows. Because you are using the layering process, you should still be able to see the Orange undertones. Keep a sharp point on your pencils so the tones remain smooth and transitional. Build the color and density of the mane with
Black and Dark Brown using small, circular strokes. It is identical to the way I created the dark, curly hair on page 132. Create more texture in the tree bark between the fingers and above the hand using Dark Brown and Black. To create the look of creases and folds in the jacket, add Denim Blue to the shadow areas. You may recognize the interlocking fold from page 62. THINGS TO REMEMBER • The lips and each tooth must be exactly the right size, shape, placement and color, or it won't look
lines so the tones are even and full. This makes the tone gradual, with the tones gently fading from dark to light with no choppiness. Keep practicing to make your scales look like this. It is simply a matter of getting the “feel”of the pencil. Apply more pressure in the dark areas, and then gradually lighten your touch for the lighter areas. The Surface Can Affect Your Tones This is also a well-executed gradation using the same color, but on suede board instead. You can see how the texture
tones with Black to create greater contrast. Be patient; this technique takes time to create smooth tones. Viewfinders Can Be Any Size or Shape Use your imagination to create view finders in any size and shape. The smaller the opening, the more you will be able to divide your photo into unrecognizable shapes, thus making it easier to draw. Enlarge a smaller project. For instance, the face in this exercise could be blown up and drawn on a much larger scale. It would make an awesome drawing