Golden Pears: In-Depth Tutorial

  • Another In-Depth lesson that will defy everything you know about CP!

    Would you believe these rich, juicy pears were drawn with just FOUR colored pencils

    That's right - you'll learn how to create your own range of colors from yellow to orange to green to brown - using only primary colors, plus Black. Ekaterina's secret to achieving insanely realistic, vibrant paintings is a secret no more - you can make stunning colored pencil art that you'll want to frame and display proudly - with only a handful of supplies!

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    Golden Pears is a great way to try out Faber-Castell Polychromos without having to invest in a whole set - all you need are: Deep Scarlet Red, Dark Naples Ochre, Middle Phthalo Blue and Black.

    What you'll learn
    Mixing and Creating Colors: The magic of Ekaterina's technique lies in how she layers primary colors to achieve richly colored fruit that you just want to bite into.

    Wood Grain: Ekaterina simplifies the process of achieving natural wood grains for the background - you'll be amazed at just how easy it is, even with just 4 pencils.

    No White Pencil: You'll be challenged by not having a white pencil to add highlights, but you won't get lost. Ekaterina shows you exactly how to create the subtle shiny highlights utilizing the paper itself and primary colors. 

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

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    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: March 2018.

  • ♦ 32 full-color, step-by-step images / 24 pages

    ♦ Reference Photos & Line Drawings to transfer

    ♦ Highly detailed instructions for every step

    ♦ List of all materials needed - note that paper and pencils are not included with this tutorial.

    In-Depth at-home tutorials are created with 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, and what you learn in this lessons will help you with your own future pet drawing projects.

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Diane Siracusa

Smooth paper and 4 pencils

I enjoyed recreating this piece with just 4 pencils and I learned how easy it was to erase mistakes on smooth paper. This tutorial is not for the beginner artist, however, as the directions expect the artist to know how to layer correctly and how to bring up the values. The actual ref. photo does not represent the artwork Ekaterina created...she is a true artist! She does not just paint what she sees, she paints what she feels. This is something I would like to learn how to do! Note: I did add my version of the art piece.

Margaret L.
United States

enjoyed tremendously first experiment learned

enjoyed tremendously first experiment learned alot..have now done "Golden Iris".turned out well have three more to do..thank you all...

Helen Corcoran

Golden Pears

A great tutorial using four colors.

Betty T.
United States


I have not attempted the kit ad yet, I am so excited too! It's beautiful, very well explained & looks like FUN!! OH AND DID I SAY very anxious to start this. Thank you Ann, you NEVER HAVE LET ME DOWN OR DISAPOINTED ME. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!!! BETTY

Cyndy M.
United States

Not for beginners.

This is probably a good tutorial. However, as a beginner my results were very disappointing.

Ann Kullberg

Hi Cyndy, Thank you for the honest review, this tutorial is likely too advanced for most beginners, but we're happy you gave it a shot! You might check out the Jumpstart series, that's the perfect place to start to work up to drawing these Golden Pears with much better results in the future! Happy Coloring!

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