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Colored Pencil Essentials
Colored Pencil Essentials
Susan Rubin
Improve all of your colored pencil drawings! Learn easy, empowering techniques for color mixing, application and more.
Curiously Similar
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Draw textures so lifelike, you can feel them! Recreate the appearance of fruit skins, metallic surfaces, woodgrain, fur, fabric and more.
Cynthia Knox
Cynthia Knox
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Draw radiant, true-to-life flowers that pop off the paper. Learn techniques for matching colors, shifting values, layering, blending, burnishing and more.
Cynthia Knox
Cynthia Knox
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Master the basics of drawing with colored pencils.
Susan  Rubin
Susan Rubin

Join the discussion! While your instructor may choose to chime in, this space is intended as a maker-to-maker forum.

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