Apple Blossoms & Blue: In-Depth Tutorial

Apple Blossoms & Blue: In-Depth Tutorial

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  • 32 detailed steps with full color images and instruction
  • Learn how to draw dreamy backgrounds, green foliage, shiny curvy objects and white flowers
  • Reference photo and line drawing included

Here is a still-life evocative of the old master paintings. Your confidence in your skills will soar once you've completed this beautiful colored pencil painting. Cynthia Knox's clear, precise direction will guide you through every pencil, every step, and every technique.


What you'll learn:

Backgrounds: Soft, dreamy, painterly...and not difficult with Cynthia's guidance. Apply the technique to all your future paintings easily!

Whites: How to shade white objects to give them depth and form....

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This is a digital download. Prefer Print?
Print edition will be available soon on Amazon.

  • 32 detailed steps with full color images and instruction
  • Learn how to draw dreamy backgrounds, green foliage, shiny curvy objects and white flowers
  • Reference photo and line drawing included

Here is a still-life evocative of the old master paintings. Your confidence in your skills will soar once you've completed this beautiful colored pencil painting. Cynthia Knox's clear, precise direction will guide you through every pencil, every step, and every technique.


What you'll learn:

Backgrounds: Soft, dreamy, painterly...and not difficult with Cynthia's guidance. Apply the technique to all your future paintings easily!

Whites: How to shade white objects to give them depth and form. Whites can be intimidating. Let Cynthia show you how.

Greenery: Foliage is one of the most difficult things to get right. Greens can become just too green! Cynthia's colors choices will help.

Shine: Curving, shiny objects are so fun to bring to life. Learn how to recreate this beautifully 3-D porcelain vase and tea cup with ease.

Too Difficult? You might think this piece is beyond you...something to put off until you're "better". By why improve with fits and starts, figuring everything out on your own, when Cynthia is so willing to share her expertise?

A truly generous instructor, she'll help you master new techniques in no time. Simply trace the beautifully detailed line drawing (included), then follow the clear, detailed steps and you can't fail - instructions include what pressure to use, how sharp your pencil should be and where to apply which colors.

About In-Depth Tutorials:

Created by master colored pencil artists, each In-Depth tutorial features 30+ steps and focuses on teaching you why and not just how the artist applies their technique. No book or video comes close to the amount of instruction in an In-Depth tutorial. Art instruction books typically contain 4-6 steps per demo. That just scratches the surface! With large images and 30 or more steps, In-Depth tutorials truly show you exactly how the artist works, making it easy to truly learn new colored pencil techniques and achieve success.

Note: Stonehenge white drawing paper not included.

Publish Date: July 2015. Reference photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

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SL
03/26/2020
steve l.
United States United States
Apple Blossoms & Blue

This was a wonderful tutorial. The instructions combined with the picture guides really made working with my colored pencils a pleasure. I love these In-Depth Tutorials.

A Ann Kullberg Customer
AL
11/15/2019
Andrea L.
United States United States
Challenging But Fun

I finally finished this project. The detail on the vase and cup were particularly challenging for me, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I wasn’t entirely confident with the rough sketch in the kit, so I created a jpg of the reference photo and enlarged it to the desired dimensions I wanted for my drawing to fit on my Stonehenge paper. Then I outlined the elements in the photo using a Micron 01 black pen which made it easier to trace the outline onto my paper. I also uploaded the pdf of the In-Depth instructions to my iBooks on my iPad so I could easily enlarge the reference photo for detail work. With regard to the background, I found doing horizontal lines difficult for me to get smooth transitions. If I were to do it all over, I think I would use a scrumbling stroke, which I actually prefer for doing backgrounds. Overall, the kit was a great one, and Cynthia Knox did an excellent job with the step by step instructions. I have done one of her other kits, and I am looking forward to doing more in the future.

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DJ
05/23/2019
Deborah J.
United States
Apple Blossoms & Blue

I love it can’t wait to do it

LD
06/24/2018
Louise D.
Hampshire. U K.
Patience needed

This was my first still life, and the tutorial was excellent. I found it difficult trying to get the background smooth. I really enjoyed painting the vase and cup, and found the procedure very relaxing.i rushed the flowers because I was losing patience with the project. After 16 hours spent getting to the flower section, I’m afraid I just didnt have Cynthia’s staying power, to complete the last numerous layers on the flowers. I loved this tutorial, and I’m in awe of the artist. I need to learn how to choose the colours , I think that is fascinating, and beyond me at the moment.

A Ann Kullberg Customer
PB
03/06/2018
Paula B.
United States
Love it!

Haven’t completed yet, but can’t wait!

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