Jumpstart Level 1: Bluebird in Colored Pencil

  • So easy when you know how!
    You can take trial and error straight out of your vocabulary with Jumpstart's clear, easy lessons.

    Though it may look difficult, this Bluebird lesson will show you how to build color, shade and simplify subject matter.

    Only these 13 colored pencils needed!

    So let's get you Jumpstarted - with simple instruction from Dan Miller that includes what kind of stroke to use and how much pressure to use in each and every section. Even a novice will learn the ropes in a flash in these 10 easy steps.

    What's Inside?

    10 detailed steps that take you from start to finish.

    Large, easy to follow step-by-step images

     ♦ Crystal-clear, detailed layer-by-layer instruction.

    Trace-able line drawing plus full size reference photo.

    Color guides, suggested materials, hints, tips, and more.

    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: May 2016.

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    Jumpstart Level 1 lessons!

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  • Rocket your way through the novice stage!

    I remember feeling so frustrated and insecure when I first started drawing with colored pencil because there was so much I didn't know. I so wish there had been a basic colored pencil handbook that caught me up to speed quickly.

    That's what the Jumpstart Jetpack Handbook is! It covers all the basics you need to know about pencils, drawing papers, impressed line, blending, burnishing and so much more.  Add it to your order to get a jump on colored pencil in a hurry!

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Rebecca S.
United States
Western Bluebird

This is a very good book. Dan Miller is a very talented artist. This book is well written and well illustrated.

Diane K.
United States

Great I liked the tutorial

Ena J.
At last!!

At last a tutorial that gave ALL the instructions needed to explain techniques etc. Thoroughly enjoyed the process of producing a lifelike subject. Thank you!

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Bob M.
United States

Step 8, complicated. My wife is a newbie. Words like 'negative' and 'vignette' is ? Simplify the wording. Rewrite step 8 and you have a Five Stars.

Ann Kullberg

We appreciate your suggestion on the re-wording. We do apologize if it was too advanced for your wife. Negative space is simply the space that surrounds an object in an image. A vignette is when the color gradually starts to fade, so as not to create a definitive line on the border of your artwork.

We would be happy to exchange this kit for another one, if you would like? Just let me know - you can email me directly at: orders@annkullberg.com and I will get you taken care of.

Kind Regards,
The Ann Kullberg Team

Pamm D.
United States
Due to some family health

Due to some family health issues the Jumpstart project is on hold…I have bought two of your books and hope to get started soon…thanks, Pamm

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