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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Crystal B.
Canada Canada

In Depth Bobbins

The book was clear and detailed

Crystal Basta verified customer review of Bobbins the Cat: In-Depth Tutorial
Elizabeth L.
United States United States

Good lesson.

I found instructions a bit confusing here and there, but this was my first experience with such a detailed lesson. It was fun and I think I did well. I bought the Drawing Pencils but the chinese white really doesn’t look white over the dark colors.

Elizabeth Lankford verified customer review of Bobbins the Cat: In-Depth Tutorial
Lynn N.
United States United States

Review of Bobbins the Cat tutorial

The directions in much of the tutorial were unclear and the drawings did not match the directions making this tutorial very frustrating. When I gave up on the directions and just looked at the picture, I was able to finish the project.

Lynn Nelson verified customer review of Bobbins the Cat: In-Depth Tutorial
Ann Kullberg

Hi Lynn, We're so sorry you were not completely satisfied with this kit! We would like to offer you an exchange for another tutorial you'd like to try? Please go to this link: to select another in-depth tutorial and reply back to with which other kit you'd like to exchange this one for. Thank you for your time and honest review! Best Wishes, Priscilla Summers

James M.
United States United States

Great book

Great read easy to follow

Diann W.
United States United States


it was great fun forming the image of this beautiful tabby, Bobbins!

Diann W. verified customer review of Bobbins the Cat: In-Depth Tutorial

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