Basic Coloured Pencil Techniques by Bet Borgeson

By Bet Borgeson

Easy-to-follow demonstrations enable you to use coloured pencils to color bushes, plant life, animals, humans and different renowned matters. the coloured pencil is an easy-to-use, low-cost and tremendously expressive medium. and no-one is extra expert with the pencil than wager Borgeson. utilizing many visible examples to demonstrate her issues, wager will educate you the way to take advantage of layering, burnishing, lifting colour and different easy coloured pencil ideas to create an exhilarating variety of effects—from hugely exact realism to unfastened, luscious colour. She additionally deals recommendation on selecting the best fabrics, conveying textures, layering in backgrounds, and mixing coloured pencil with different mediums.

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SKETCHES We wanted to imbibe the android in mystery, connected only to the world through its cables. 2. STRUCTURE We arranged the most important elements in the illustration and marked the posture the character should have, paying special attention to the curve of its torso and cross of its legs. 3. VOLUME The shape of the body had to be generously curved and elegant. We outlined the visible section of its metal skin according to its union at the joints. 4. ANATOMY The body is formed to be slender and sensual.

Tips & tricks When we first begin to color digitally, it is good to start with simple drawings and flat colors. The key always lies in combining colors properly, starting with low-saturated tones and having good contrast between highlights and shadows. The use of textures over the background and rounded edges gives it the look of old cowboy films with a touch of modern pop. ARABIAN NIGHTS Princess Sherazade has an incredible gift for dreaming up the most marvelous and fantastic stories anyone has ever told.

THE SPACE CORSAIR For years Khabir worked for the imperial troops plying the outer reaches of the universe. But, after being betrayed by his superiors who had accused him of a crime he did not commit, he gave up his command to sail the universe as a true corsair, evoking the spirit of the great pirates who sailed the seas free from the bounds of servitude. But this freedom has a price, and his former companions have decided to chase him throughout the galaxy. 1. SKETCHES The main character, Khabir, splendidly retro-futuristic, started out as an androgynous-looking girl, then a skinny young man, until reaching his true form of a space buccaneer bursting with attitude and personality.

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