Apple Blossoms & Blue: In-Depth Tutorial

  • Here is a still-life evocative of the old master paintings..
    .Your confidence in your skills will soar once you've completed this beautiful colored pencil painting. Artist and popular instructor, Cynthia Knox's clear, precise direction and instruction will guide you through every pencil, every step, and every technique.

    What you'll learn
    Backgrounds: Soft, dreamy, painterly...and not difficult with Cynthia's guidance. Apply the technique to all your future paintings easily!

    Whites: How to shade white objects to give them depth and form. Whites can be intimidating.  Let Cynthia show you how.

    Greenery: Foliage is one of the most difficult things to get right. Greens can become just too green! Cynthia's colors choices will help.

    Shine: Curving, shiny objects are so fun to bring to life. Learn how to recreate this beautifully 3-D porcelain vase and tea cup with ease.

    Too Difficult?
    You might think this piece is beyond you...something to put off until you're "better". By why improve with fits and starts, figuring everything out on your own, when Cynthia is so willing to share her expertise?

    A truly generous instructor, she'll help you master new techniques in no time. Simply trace the beautifully detailed line drawing included, then follow the clear, detailed steps and you can't fail. Taking advantage of expertise is the way you improve quickly by leaps and bounds!

    Draw... Frame... Bask in your talent!

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    • 32 full-color, step-by-step images / 20 pages

    • Reference Photo & Line Drawing to transfer (Reference photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

    • Highly detailed instructions for every step, including the pressure you should use, how sharp a point to use, etc

    • Emphasis on the why of the particular technique, rather than just the "what", which is by far the best kind of instruction. You'll find no clearer or more thorough colored pencil instruction online.

      Note: Stonehenge drawing paper not included. (Order pre-cut sheets from the Extras tab above)

  • Use the Choose Options dropdown menu above to add the following time-saving extras to your order:

    - 4 sheets Stonehenge white drawing paper, pre-cut for this tutorial.

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