COLOR STUDY 2: COLORED PENCIL
Color blending with colored pencils can be very precise and requires a bit more detailing and perseverance. Oh, but it's worth it! Those who enjoy the controlling effects of drawing, love the facility of colored pencil. Why not try this and enjoy the same discovery?
The essence of these 81/2" x 11" study sheets is the same as color with Tempera --learning the color classifications and applying them to simple shapes. However, this practice was designed to challenge introductory students to fulfill the same color requirements using only 3 colored pencils--the primary colors---and much was learned.
The left sample illustrates the first complement practice with 3 intensities in each color group. Layering, explained below, was to be practiced in this way.
This chart of sample LAYERS demonstrates the method used to form and apply color blends in the last sections of the practice sheets. Drawing in "layers" promotes the best aspects of colored pencil work--its ease in application, tremedous tolerance of layer build up and wonderful color possibilities.
The trick of successful layering is in its application. Begin with placing color in one continuous direction. Then, CROSS DIRECTIONS in every successive layer application. This ensures smooth blending of tones in preparation for the one to follow. Careful manipulating of unequal hues establishes the differences between light and darker intensities.
Layering is a very significant aspect of advanced colored pencil drawing which will be seen in other display pages.
|After the practice comes the summary design--applying what was learned in planned compositions. See Introductory and Level 1 students' good work in Color Study 3. Don't miss it!|