Derwent Academy has a series of
art lessons on-line. (click on the top Tool Bar
on the Derwent site to create an account)
This is Lesson 4, Color and Tone-
Blending Colored Pencil.
Some friends recommended the class
because when you've completed the
six lessons, Derwent will send you a
small set of their colored pencils!
Since I don't have any of the
Derwent colored pencils, I used
Crayola brand colored pencils, and
various brands that have accumulated
over the years. They are not as
intense in color, and the scan is a bit light.
Quote from this lesson:
"It's all about describing what's in
front of you by using different marks."
--Dee Cowell, Derwent Academy instructor
I was rather pleased with the outcome
of the sketch of the cockerel,
considering the image on the computer
screen was a bit difficult to see.
The border around the video obscured
the feet so I just had to 'wing-it!'
And the instructor shows how to
layer color over each other for
more depth and variation. (not sure
if you can tell, but there are blue and
purple beneath the black)
A fun exercise!