River Stones Colored Pencil Project Digital Download

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    Colored pencil works fantastically on matte drafting film and you get to draw on both sides! Our River Stones Kit shows you exactly how.  Working on drafting film is fast and the plus side is that your work on film is completely erasable.  Developed by award-winning artist Bob Nolin, the River Stones kit is one of our most popular project kits.

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  • Project PDF  includes:

    Step by Step images (7)

    Printable Line Drawing to trace/transfer

    Palette & Materials List

    Printable Reference photo

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

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Sherry Harder

Beautiful but...

I just finished this kit over the weekend. I found that some of the instructions were quite vague especially concerning the shadows. I found myself having to alter the colors to achieve a believable texture & color by the middle of the next to the last page of instructions. A couple of stones I gave up on & did them completely my way. He needed clearer instructions for the last page & a half. It was rather frustrating trying to come up with his finished product. I also would not have done the black inbetween the stones as he'd instructed. If I would do that again, I would make that much less dramatic & softer shadow-like (use the darkest cool grey on the front & back 1st. It can always be darkened later. If the instructions were better, I would've given it another star.

Connie A.
United States

Pretty bad

Was a horrible experience wasn't really explained well. Very dissatisfided. Wasted my money on this for sure.


Ann Kullberg

Hi Connie, We are terribly sorry you were so unsatisfied with this particular kit. We are happy to refund you - I will do so next - you should receive a confirmation email, as well, shortly. You may like the CP Surfaces: Drafting Film book (https://annkullberg.com/collections/books-more/products/cp-surfaces-drafting-film ) much more, if you are interested in projects with drafting film. Please let us know if we can do anything else at all for you.

Karen K.

I didn't start this right

I didn't start this right away as I had trouble finding the drafting film and ended up with mylar. I find the instructions clear and easy to follow but I learn better if I am shown how to do things. I am hoping to get better the more I practice and continue to take lessons.

Cathi L.
United States

Very detailed

The was challanging and fun!!

Shannon W.

Great Kit

It took me a while to comprehend the instructions for this kit probably because I have not done anything like it before. But once I got the hang of it, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Initially, the front-and-back applications threw me for a bit of a loop. Then I realized that the mylar is clear unlike paper and therefore is more similar to a projector transparency sheet. Then the directions made a lot more sense to me. So this was my first intro to working with mylar. The mylar dual-side application creates a very interesting matte luminous effect that flatters the subject matter stones and shadows. The cooling and warming effects are beautiful together like yin and yang. For me it was fun to watch this daunting project unfold before my eyes as I worked it, thinking "I don't know about this but we'll see" then to my surprise it turned out well enough, much better than I expected. I still find mylar daunting but that is because it is still so new to me, not Ann's fault. I prefer paper. I am a paper girl. I am looking forward to the Leopard Project and to more of Ann's great kits. Grazi Ann for sharing these wonderful kits with us.

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