Bobbins the Cat: In-Depth Tutorial



  • 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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LD
06/14/2018
Louise Davies
Hampshire Uk

Beautiful Bobbins

This was a great tutorial. Luckily I had all the materials. The instructions were easy to follow, and I’ve ended up with a lovely portrait.

SR
06/08/2018
Sandra R.
Ireland

Bobbins the Cat

Very helpful, thanks

AD
05/29/2018
Alexandrine D.
Canada

Le chat

Bonjour Je n'ai pas encore commencé , mais je dois dire que j'aime beaucoup les explications et je suis certaine que j'aurai grand plaisir à réaliser le tableau du chat. Je ne parle pas l'anglais malheureusement, alors j'ai dû le faire traduire en français ce qui a prit bien du temps. Bien à vous ! Alexandrine

LD
05/19/2018
Louise D.
United Kingdom

Great tutorial

This is work in progress, but the tutorial so far has been easy to follow, and is producing a great result. It’s my first tabby cat in coloured pencil. I’ve been using pastel pencils for a few years, and I’m giving myself a year to understand and use coloured pencils, and this tutorial is a great help with layering.

Louise D. verified customer review of Bobbins the Cat: In-Depth Tutorial
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04/29/2018
Diane M.
United States

Bobbins

I really enjoyed this tutorial - I am a beginning CP artist, and it gave me a chance to try new paper and some new techniques. The instructions were easy to follow and I ended up with a product that I am proud of. I didn't quite get the range of value that I should have, but I think that was my not keeping my pencils as sharp as I should have.

Diane M. verified customer review of Bobbins the Cat: In-Depth Tutorial
04/30/2018

Ann Kullberg

Wow, both your Bobbins and Terrier are just wonderful, thank you for sharing!

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