Patreon – Hands in Colored Pencil

Blending Colored Pencil with Powder Blender Lesson

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While I normally don’t list out all of the colors I use (there are far too many and the colors aren’t really what’s important, the values are what you want to focus more on), because this lesson covers skin tones I do think it was worth listing out so that you can understand how many colors are used.

Polychromos: Medium Flesh, Red-Violet, Cold Grey IV, White, Light Flesh, Cinnamon, Caput Mortuum, Dark Red, Burnt Ochre, Warm Grey II, Terracotta, Light Cadmium Red, Cold Grey VI, Blue Violet, Cold Grey III, Warm Grey III, Walnut Brown (for the hair on the arm only), Bistre, Sky Blue, Ultramarine, Cadmium Orange, Dark Flesh (this was the light color I used on the red of the flag), Hellioblue- reddish, Venetian Red, Sanguine, Indianthrene Blue, Delft Blue, Pale Geranium Lake, Permanent Carmine, Dark Indigo, Caput Mortuum Violet, Black, Middle Cadmium Red, Mauve, Burnt Carmine, Warm Grey I, Ivory

Luminance: Burnt Ochre 10%, Apricot, Crimson Aubergine, Burnt Sienna 50%, Burnt Ocher 50%


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Reference photo taken by me, free for you to use!

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I am always happy to have you copy my work for your own practice. Be aware of what reference photo I used, sometimes you will need to purchase the photo from the photographer to use even for practice. I will let you know when that is the case. As a general rule, you can not copy my work and make prints/sell that work. I retain copyright of the work I complete.

If you follow one of my lessons, you are more than welcome to post your work on social media to share what you’ve done, as long as you include in your post that you followed one of my lessons.

You have a bit more freedom this time though. This piece was completed using my own photo.  You can use that photo to create your own work that you do have rights to sell/make prints.