Sunrise Colored Pencil Project Kit

  • Only 8 colored pencils are needed to draw this beautiful, glowing sunrise and trees!  That’s what makes this one of the most popular colored pencil kits. Pat Averill, master landscape artist, shows you how to create that amazing first-light glow of the rising sun, along with how to simplify textures and details.  As complicated as it looks, this is actually a great kit for beginners as well as the seasoned artist.

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    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: 2007.
  • Project Kit includes:

    Step by Step images (7)

    Line Drawing to trace/transfer

    Palette & Materials List

    Reference photo

    Stonehenge Drawing paper (not included with Digital Download version)

    Clear, layer-by-layer, color-by-color highly detailed instruction

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  • Use the Choose Options dropdown menu above to add the following time-saving extras to your order:

    4 extra sheets Stonehenge drawing paper, of pre-cut, just in case you goof or want extra practice.

    4 sheets transfer paper: gray,  9" x 13"

    Both Stonehenge paper + transfer paper



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confusing and unorganized

I worked on the strawberry in the glass with similar instructions...laid out in a list like this one, and was very successful with it, not at all confused. This project, however, I find very confusing. It seems to me that advancing through the steps should link to the example photos in the same order. So early steps would reference the first photo, then further along so tie into the second photo and so on. I am so confused as to why I'm skipping to the 7th photo and then jumping back to photo's just very confusing. If the artist progressed through the drawing in steps that were captured through the photsos, why weren't the instructions written in the same progression? Why are we doing the sky in the last photo and then jumping back to the first to start the trees? To the reviewer that said the photos only went to 6 and there were references to's there, it's the last photo in the project, but it isn't labeled. Someone really needs to sit down and rework these instructions. The drawing is stunning and I was so excited to do this one. I think I may have to just work from the photos and stop reading the instructions. At one point they reference a stroke that isn't even given in the if anyone knows what stroke O is, please, clue me in! Unless it means circle, I don't know! And why it isn't listed with the RD, LD, V, L strokes,....Just very confusing instructions. I appreciate how few pencils are used and the beauty of the drawing, I do hope I am able to recreate it from looking at the photos.


Loving it

It took me a little bit to get started - I am one to read the instructions thoroughly first. These instructions definitely don't allow you to check your brain, rather they sort of walk you through the colors you need and offer suggestions. There is a TON of color layering. You HAVE TO trust the process, have patience, and just let it happen. I do have colored pencil experience, I've just taken a long break from it. This was a perfect tutorial for me. I'm not sure its perfect for a rank beginner. I LOVE the light/dark effects I am getting. I have about 12 hours into the piece (I work slowly, and refer a lot to photos, take my time) and I probably have another 3-4 to go. I enjoy the process and I am really thrilled with my results so far. Thank You!

Claire d.

Sunrise kit

The instructions were very hard to follow Not impressed. Sorry

Jean B.
United States

Loved it

Really enjoyed the way information was put in chart form and the colored page with all the steps on one sheet. I tried to research this artist and apparently she died a couple of years ago. If there are any more kits of her work I would like to add to my collection.

Ann Kullberg

Thank you for your review, Jean! Thrilled you loved the Sunrise kit! We do carry the Pueblo Colored Pencil Project Kit ( and the Meadow Colored Pencil Project Kit (, both created by Pat Averill. And, just a heads up, Pat is very much alive - you can visit her website here: Pat also did a demo for us in the DRAW Landscapes in Colored Pencil book here: Thank you, again! Happy Coloring!

Chantal g.


Wonderful tutorial..I like it...clear instructions. Thank you

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