Jumpstart Level 1: Bluebird in Colored Pencil

Jumpstart Level 1: Bluebird in Colored Pencil

$7.69

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  • 10 easy steps with large images
  • Clear instruction on color placement, pencil pressure and stroke
  • Only 13 colored pencils needed
  • Reference photo and easy to trace line drawing included

You can take trial and error straight out of your vocabulary with Jumpstart's clear, easy lessons. Though it may look difficult, this Bluebird lesson will show you how to build color, shade and simplify subject matter. 

So let's get you Jumpstarted - with simple instruction from Dan Miller that includes what kind of stroke to use and how much pressure to use in each and every section. Even a novice will learn the ropes in a flash in these 10 easy steps.

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This is a digital download. Prefer Print?
Print editions available soon on Amazon.

  • 10 easy steps with large images
  • Clear instruction on color placement, pencil pressure and stroke
  • Only 13 colored pencils needed
  • Reference photo and easy to trace line drawing included

You can take trial and error straight out of your vocabulary with Jumpstart's clear, easy lessons. Though it may look difficult, this Bluebird lesson will show you how to build color, shade and simplify subject matter. 

So let's get you Jumpstarted - with simple instruction from Dan Miller that includes what kind of stroke to use and how much pressure to use in each and every section. Even a novice will learn the ropes in a flash in these 10 easy steps.

Rocket your way through the novice stage with the Jumpstart Jetpack

The perfect addition to this Jumpstart lesson, the Jetpack Handbook is your secret weapon for getting started with colored pencils. Ann remembers feeling so frustrated and insecure when she first started drawing with colored pencil because there was so much she didn't know. If only there had been a basic colored pencil handbook that caught her up to speed quickly. 

That's what the Jumpstart Jetpack Handbook is! It covers all the basics you need to know about pencils, drawing papers, impressed line, blending, burnishing and so much more.  Add it to your order to get even more value out of this step by step project.

Bonus: Download exclusive video tutorials for FREE when you purchase the Jetpack Handbook with any lesson. 

Publish Date: May 2016.

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” - Plato 

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03/31/2022
Ann S.
United States

First attempt at color pencil

I was upset that the instructions did not include upfront what color pencils were needed. There were colors that were not part of a basic set of pencils. When I wrote my complaint/suggestion about that the response was that I should just substitute. Well, yes, I could do that but it would have been nice to know upfront that most likely the pencils I had would not be the “right” pencils. That said, I did a coloring which is so-so. I had downloaded a few copies of the bluebird and have since purchased more pencils and will try again. I wish there were kits that provided notecards to color. I really don’t see myself ever framing the bluebird. I did think the explanations of how to color the bird were very good. I think that the person doing this first time needs to realize that like any skill it will take a lot of practice. This is not something which you can do great the first time.

RS
08/22/2018
Rebecca S.
United States

Western Bluebird

This is a very good book. Dan Miller is a very talented artist. This book is well written and well illustrated.

DK
04/08/2018
Diane K.
United States

Bluebird

Great I liked the tutorial

EJ
01/01/2018
Ena J.
Australia

At last!!

At last a tutorial that gave ALL the instructions needed to explain techniques etc. Thoroughly enjoyed the process of producing a lifelike subject. Thank you!

Ann Kullberg Jumpstart Level 1: Bluebird in Colored Pencil Review
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07/11/2017
Bob M.
United States

Bluebird

Step 8, complicated. My wife is a newbie. Words like 'negative' and 'vignette' is ? Simplify the wording. Rewrite step 8 and you have a Five Stars.

07/12/2017

Ann Kullberg

We appreciate your suggestion on the re-wording. We do apologize if it was too advanced for your wife. Negative space is simply the space that surrounds an object in an image. A vignette is when the color gradually starts to fade, so as not to create a definitive line on the border of your artwork.

We would be happy to exchange this kit for another one, if you would like? Just let me know - you can email me directly at: orders@annkullberg.com and I will get you taken care of.

Kind Regards,
The Ann Kullberg Team

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