River Rocks: In-Depth Tutorial

  • How do you make things look wet, in colored pencil? 

    Scott's beautiful tutorial will show you how, step by simple step. Starting with a lovely gray Canson paper, you will take a complicated still life and break it down into sections that are easily rendered. 

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    Begin with a value study, then build color and finally, apply the layers that make each rock come alive with glisten and shine.

    Textures, pastels, water and a vibrant, nature inspired color palette - it's all here in this amazing summer project!

    You won’t believe how simple it is, and once you’re finished, you’ll be able to recreate the kiss of water on rocks and other solid objects.

    This finished piece will look fabulous hanging proudly on your wall!

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

    Scott also teaches this subject in a 2-Day SOAR Colored Pencil Workshop! Learn more >>

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    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: August 2019.

  • ♦ 29 full-color, step-by-step images; 24 pages

    ♦ Reference photos and line drawings to transfer

    ♦ Highly detailed instructions for every step

    ♦ List of all materials needed. Note: Drawing paper is not included with this project.

    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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Sa Le

Great tutorial

I was lacking of motivation to continue learning to draw until I found this.

Lis Z.
United States United States

Surpisingly Fun!

It's just a bunch of rocks, right? Oh no, so much more is found as your go layer by layer , page by page, rock by rock. Author, Scott Krohn does a great job in bringing out the beauty of these rocks while capturing realistic beauty and giving the effect of the water. A really worthwhile tutorial that allows the artist to add their own flair to the project.

Cathi L.
United States United States

Really detailed instruction. Easy to follow.

Scott has a way of taking a detailed subject and breaking it down to bite size pieces. I took my time and followed exactly what he said and I was very impressed with the finished product. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to draw these stunning rocks.

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