Puppy Love: In-Depth Colored Pencil Tutorial

  • This new tutorial is pup-approved!
     Draw a sweet little tri-colored Spaniel puppy in 30 detailed steps with crystal clear instruction and step by step images. You'll spend hours gaining confidence with colored pencils while building a wide range of tones and textures - all under the precise guidance of master artist Donna Mulley.

    Learn techniques for gorgeous curly black coats and soft white fur - all in the same project. You will add tools to your CP toolbox that are sure to help you in future pet portraits: getting the highlights in long, shiny fur just right and perfecting the various reflections in those captivating eyes.

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    The clear instruction will guide you from step 1 to done with helpful tips along the way. You'll master a new surface and new techniques that will breathe life into your pet portraits. 

    ♦ Save a trip - Add 2 pre-cut sheets of White Pastelmat to your order. 
    Simply choose from the drop down menu above.

    What you'll learn
    Faber-Castell Polychromos: The smooth, creamy application of these pencils on Pastelmat creates such luscious colors, you might wonder why you ever used anything else! Donna has selected 20 pencils to make up this multi-colored dog portrait and you'll use each one to build rich, varied hues in the fur, eyes and face of this adorable pup.

    Drawing on Pastelmat: The soft background chosen for this project will allow the curly fur coat to pop and also saves you time - Pastelmat is all the rage because of it's forgiving properties and the smooth surface can also handle layer after layer to get details just right.

    Expressive Features: Donna helps you through the tricky part of creating multiple highlights in this dog's soulful eyes. She will also teach you to pay attention to every highlight and shape so that you can master building believable fur colors from white to tawn to dark brown.

    Draw... Frame... Bask in your talent!

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    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: July 2018.
  • ♦ Save a trip - Add 2 pre-cut sheets of White Pastelmat to your order. Simply choose from the drop down menu above.

    ♦ 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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Amanda Broad

First time using coloured pencils

So far I am loving it!! I have had 2 full sets of Derwent pencils for years that have never been used and this is perfect to get me started

Genie C.
United States

Easy to follow!

This is a well written, well illustrated tutorial. I really enjoyed the project which was my first.

Karen R.
United States

Puppy Love

I loved this tutorial! It was easy to follow the directions and my first try at pastel mat paper. I have a very heavy hand so I managed to tear the paper but my drawing still looked good from a distance. Great lesson on curly fur and layering.

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Robin N.
United States

Puppy Love

Awesome.. Easy to follow. fun little project..!

Deborah B.
United States

Not what I expected

I expected more than entry level...so I'm a bit disappointed. It looks more like a paint by number than in depth art technique.

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