You don't have to wait 'til summer to spruce up your space with sunflowers. With just a few colored pencils, you can easily create your own bright blooms, no matter the season!
You know those amazing flower drawings that almost look real? That's the magic of colored pencil, and learning how to do it is easier than it seems. Start with a photo you love, or even a real bloom, and see how far you can get!
Whether you're working in watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil or something else entirely, one thing's for sure: You're not creating anything if you don't have paper. And using the right kind can make all the difference.
If you want to be a next-level artist, learning technique is only the beginning. Your drawings need to express your own personal style and say, "Hey, it's ME."
Watercolor pencils look like regular colored pencils, and you pretty much use them the same way. But add water to your drawing and something incredible happens: You've got watercolor art.
You might think that you can't create a lifelike portrait without having a good eye. That's partly true. But mostly, portrait painting requires technique. And luckily, that’s something you can learn.
We bet you've seen it: Art that looks like an incredible painting, but was actually done with colored pencils. These seemingly simple tools can create an incredible range of dramatic effects, if you know the right techniques to bring to the table. Ready to try? Go!
Drawing is something that anyone can do, and it's really fun, too! In this kids' beginner class, join art teacher Jordan DeWilde and gain the skills you need to express yourself through drawing. Follow along as Jordan guides you through six quick projects — including drawing a life-size robot — that will help you draw more realistically. Plus learn easy techniques for shading, perspective, texture and more.
Whether we're filling up a vase or creating some new artwork, roses have our hearts. And while it's always hard to compete with nature's beauty, colored pencils do a pretty darn good job of getting this flower's deep, romantic color just right. Want to draw one? We'll walk you through it.