These two new tutorials will show you how you can achieve beautiful and vibrant colours really quickly on timber surfaces by combining watercolour pencils with regular coloured pencils. Both tutorials can also be completed on regular watercolour papers as well, or you can even work on regular papers but leave out the steps that involve using watercolour pencils. If you have different brands to the ones I have used then you can use the Coloured Pencil Conversion Charts to work out which colours to substitute or in the case of the watercolour pencils, then you can use the Watercolour Pencil Charts.
All New Watercolour Pencil Conversion and Comparison Charts now available. Using the same format as the original Coloured Pencil charts, these charts convert and compare 8 brands of watercolour pencil including the Faber Castell Albrecht Durer, Prismacolor watercolour pencils, Derwent watercolour pencils, Derwent Inktense, Caran D'ache Supracolors, Caran D'ache Museum Aquarelles, Cretacolor Monolith and Cretacolor Marino. There are colour swatches for all colours in these brands on four different surfaces which include Lanaquarell watercolour paper, Clairefontaine Pastelmat, Colourfix Smooth and Watercolour Canvas.
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So happy to share the launch of my online Craftsy Class entitled Step by Step Photorealistic Coloured Pencil Portraits which takes you through the process for drawing our beautiful model Katie and includes a comprehensive materials list, with all the pencils used, along with a helpful instruction sheet that will assist you in working through the video. You can find out more information here
Here is a sneak preview of the class...
Register here http://craftsy.me/KarenHull_Giveaway for your chance to win my upcoming Craftsy class Step by Step Photorealistic Portraits in Coloured Pencil for free. The winner will be announced on the day the class is launched towards the end of November 2016.
Many of you have contacted me asking for the original coloured pencil conversion charts to be expanded to include more brands of pencils. I am so happy to announce that I have finally been able to create the new extended version of these charts. Now with 55 pages, the new version includes conversions and colour swatch comparisons for the following brands:
I am thrilled to announce that I will be running my first workshop within Australia thanks to the Hawkesbury Gallery. This workshop will be an introduction to using coloured pencils on drafting film and we will be working on the tiger eye image to the left. The workshop will be held on Saturday the 20th August from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
Bookings can be made directly with the gallery at (02) 4560 4441. Cost of the workshop is $75, BYO lunch.
I have lost track over the years of how many times I have been asked to create a tutorial on drawing animals with white fur. This gorgeous little dog called Monty seemed like the perfect candidate. This comprehensive 28 page step by step tutorial is full of high resolution images and simple to follow instructions and explains which colours to use to achieve realistic portraits of animals with white fur. Pencils used in this tutorial include Prismacolors, Polychromos, Lyra Rembrandts and Verithins.
This 30 page information kit road tests 14 different pencils along with the Caran D'ache Neocolor II and shows you which coloured pencils will give you the darkest, most uniform black colour for your backgrounds. We look at whether using a blender or solvent will make the blacks smoother or richer and also how the wax and oil based pencils perform when used over other mediums such as markers and watercolour pencils. Whether you are a purist and prefer working in 100% coloured pencil, or are happy to mix your coloured pencils with other mediums there is a solution in this kit for you. We road test the blacks on a smooth paper surface, a textured one and drafting film. You can find this kit here.
I am super excited to share the release of my latest kit which is a 52 page information kit that answers all the most commonly asked questions by coloured pencil artists: which pencils should I buy, which paper or support will best suit my needs, how do I blend coloured pencils. This kit answers all these questions and so many more.
Coloured Pencil Basics for Artists of All Levels will prove to be a valuable resource with links to coloured pencil societies, books, websites, magazines, videos so that all the information you need about coloured pencils is at your fingertips.
Inside you will also find a thank you code exclusively for anyone who buys this kit which entitles you to 10% off future purchases.
I am very grateful to Ann Kullberg and her team who have arranged for me to travel from Australia to the United States in April to run three two day workshops. This is a dream come true for me and I am so excited to meet and share with other coloured pencil artists in the US. You can find out more information on Ann's site here.
I am happy to share that this wonderful portrait book featuring 29 very talented coloured pencil artists is now available for purchase from Ann Kullberg's site here.
I am honoured to be included as a feature artist and you can find a 10 page comprehensive step by step tutorial of my artwork 'Serenity' which has also been used for the cover image.