Introduction to Portrait Drawing with Coloured Pencils

March 07, 2021



This is an introduction class for students who are interested in learning how to use colour pencils to draw portraits. This class covers the use of colour in creating shape and form, focusing on skin textures, eyes and mouth. We’ll look at skin tones from undertones to highlights, we’ll learn how to choose colours and how to successfully layer colours in transparent methods to create accurate skin colour and texture. Along the way, we’ll explore various techniques of details such as how to make eyes shine, how to create realistic lips with texture, and how to use tonal ranges to create form and visual interest. Students will be given tips and tricks on using colour pencils, as well as a discussion on layout, papers and other important tools when working with colour pencils. Students will be given access to online videos and opportunities for feedback through zoom or online video feedback of all their work.

Special Instructions

Classes will be held via Zoom on Sundays in March. The dates and time for the classes are March 7, 14, 21, and the 28th from 10am to 1pm each day (a total of 4 classes, and a total of 12 hours learning)

Registration Details

For more information/ to register for this class visit this website:!event-register/2021/3/7/introduction-to-portrait-drawing-with-coloured-pencil

Suppy List

Materials list: Paper: Any paper that has smooth tooth such as: Stonehenge, Strathmore Mixed Media, Strathmore vellum Bristol. Colour

Pencils: I recommend Faber Castell Polychromos (or equivalent in professional colour pencils- if students have their own brand of colour pencils choose colours which are similar in name to this list or contact instructor for help) 103 ivory, 104 light yellow glaze,130 dark flesh, 132 light flesh, 192 indian red, 131 medium flesh, 187 burnt ochre, 189 cinnamon, 191 pompeian red 118 scarlet red, 217 middle cadmium red, 225 dark red, 128 light purple pink, 138 violet, 247 indianthene blue, 167 permanent green olive, 169 caput mortum, 175 dark sepia, 182 brown ocre, 176 nougat.

Prismacolor colourless blender black and white graphite pencil eraser sharpener OMS – this is an odourless mineral spirit found in the oil paint section of art stores.

Small inexpensive paintbrush

March 07, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm