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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Gail P.
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not finished but the pictures are not good quality. I have to keep using my Magnifier.

ingeborg g.
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Morning Hibiscus Colored Pencil Tutorial

I have not been able to use this tutorial from Mark Menendez. I am sure it will be great to do since I did one of his other ones and it came out good.

Ann F.
United States

Colored pencil with Mark Menendez

.unfortu lately I have not had the opportunity it to begin this lovely Morning Hibiscus design from Mark, I have looked over the pattern and as usual his patterns are wonderful and I am looking forward to doing this project.

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