Mark Menendez: Morning Hibiscus Colored Pencil Tutorial

Flashes of pink and pearls of rain sparkling in the morning light

Unbelievably, red paper is one of the keys to creating the intense color of these tropical flowers, lush leaves, and glistening raindrops.

In this complete step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to use red background paper to intensify color as you create these stunning hibiscus. You’ll apply tones in order, feather edges, and blend and glaze to create these bright pink beauties with their unique yellow stamen.

Once the flowers are done, then you’ll turn to the leaves, again using the red paper to add interest and realism. You’ll learn how to use different greens to achieve depth and fullness, with just a touch of white for highlights.

Plus, you’ll also learn Mark’s formula for creating water drops on both flowers and leaves.

All with only 16 colored pencils!

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Mark Menendez is a fine artist, illustrator and traveling teacher with over 30 years experience teaching art. You are in a master instructor's hands with Mark's tutorials!

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Available in print and digital download.

The print packet comes complete with line drawing, reference image, instructions and one 8.5" x 11" sheet of Canson drawing paper.

Printed in the USA.

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Gabriela T.
Australia Australia

Morning Hibiscus

Following Mark Menendez' tutorials is a breeze and so enjoyable. I just love the vibrant colours of his drawings which come out so well on the papers he recommends. I'd recommend his tutorials to any budding coloured pencil artist. - Gabriela x

Rosalind L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Morning Hibiscus

Loved the picture but unfortunately did not like the instructions given. I followed them on first petal but did not get the desired effect so then did my own artwork and got a more realistic picture at the end.

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