Mark Menendez: Primrose Tea Colored Pencil Tutorial

  • A delicate cup of tea and purple primroses - lovely!

    With this oh-so-pretty tutorial, you'll learn a method that encourages you to create accurate values with an underpainting, adding loads of depth to this drawing and all your future drawings, too. Because realism is your goal this is the perfect elegant, tea party painting for you! Learn textures like liquid, shiny metal, leaves, paper and more.

    Mark's techniques provide lovely, quick backgrounds, so you can concentrate on the real techniques and drawing subject taking the monotony out of color pencil backgrounds.

    Trompe l'oeil  is the fancy word for stacked items that create the optical illusion of a three-dimensional effect. Mark Menendez's unique cropping will make your final piece seem to pop out of the paper.

    Just 16 pencils needed. View the supply list for this project >>

    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!

    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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Paul Hunt
United Kingdom

Primrose Tea

Very good tutorial , clear instructions as always

Mrs D.
United Kingdom


An easy to follow kit but found it too dark for my tastes I much preferred the old lady

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