Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Color Pencil Drawing - Basic Coloring Technique

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The Value Scale
Perhaps the single most important principle in learning to make pictures is understanding the value scale. It is simply a series of tones ranging from the very darkest to the very lightest. It is very helpful to number these values, ten being black, one being white and two through nine being the shades of grey in between. You don't necessarily have to draw it out. Just keep it in your mind. After first making your line drawing, you use it to determine the relationship between the dark and the light areas of your picture. Then, while looking at the scene you wish to draw, decide what area is the darkest and make that area the darkest value of your drawing. Next, decide which is the lightest, and leave that part of your drawing white. Then logically decide where the rest of the values go by looking at your subject and thinking about what you see. It is much simpler than it sounds. Remember, the human eye sees more in terms of dark and light than it does in terms of color.


Basic Layering Technique 
This demonstration below is to illustrate the basic layering technique when rendering with colored pencils. Colors are applied in layers, then burnished over with White , and then reapplied . In areas A through I, Indigo Blue has been applied. Then in areas B through, I, Tuscan Red has been added.
In areas C through I, the colors have been burnished and blended of White . Then in areas D, E, and F, Indigo Blue was again applied . Then in areas G, H and I Tuscan Red weas applied . Next areas E, F and H, I were burnished over with another layer of White. Then areas E and H have a layer of Orange , and areas F and I each have a layer of Apple Green. In this manner, you can create any number of colors. Notice that the colors in D through I seem to go well together. This is because they were all made on a foundation of Indigo Blue and Tuscan Red. Try this on your own. First hand experience will show you the true richness of these colors.


Use of white and other opaque colors
In areas A through M (below), Indigo Blue was evenly applied with the point of the pencil. In areas B through E, F through I, J through M, the same basic technique was used. The difference is that in areas B through E, a cream color was used; in areas F through I, white was used; and in areas J through M, a grey color was used. White, cream, and grey are opaque colors.

The technique works as follows :

Indigo Blue is first applied. Then the opaque colors are applied, in areas B through M, over the blue. This also blends the blue. Then the blue is reapplied in areas C through E, G through I, and K through M. The opaques are again applied in areas D and E, H and I, and L and M to blend and smooth the blue. Once again, the blue is reapplied in areas E, I and M. This final application gives a glazed and textured effect.