Bobbins the Cat: In-Depth Tutorial

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    The purr-fect way to practice CP!

    Want to spend more time doing what you love this year? Start by picking up your pencils and drawing more! This soft, realistic cat is the purr-fect project to fine tune your CP skills. Bobbins will keep you busy learning new embossing techniques for whiskers and fur while providing you with hours of relaxing, artistic fun.

    Create life-like animals in colored pencil. Amy Horton walks you through her exact process - from the direction of your stroke to layering colors - step by step. By the end of this tutorial, your own technique for purr-fectly realistic animals will improve, guaranteed.

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    What you'll learn
    Embossing: How to use it to bring details like cat fur and and whiskers to life. Amy teaches you this brilliant method for adding precise detail.

    Faber-Castell Polychromos: Amy chooses 16 colors from the Polychromos line for this tutorial, and you'll find that the oil-based pencils work perfectly for blending many layers to achieve rich, dynamic colors.

    Fabric: Bobbins rests in a sea of floral fabric, making this the perfect image to learn two new skills in one! Get fabric folds and shading just right while learning how to create a soft, receding background that lets the kitty just pop off the page.

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

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    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: January 2018.
  • ♦ 30 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

    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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Kristi R.
United States

Fun and not too difficult

I love the way the tutorial was mapped out, step by step. Other In-Depth tutorials have not been the same, unfortunately.

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Mrs K.
United Kingdom

Very useful

I really enjoyed following this tutorial. Every stage was clearly explained and I have learned some good techniques for coloured pencil work. I was pleased with my end result too!

Wanda F.
United States

Bobbins The Cat

It was a very clear and complete tutorial. I learned a lot. Thanks Wanda

Linda G.
United States


Easy to follow directions!

susan m.
United Kingdom

bobbins the cat

I havent had time to try following this tutorial but have read it through and as usual find it very detailed and clear to follow I look forward to completing this project. I love the fact that I can download and get started straight away instead of having to wait for the post, please keep up the good work I have learnt so much about colour pencils following these tutorials

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