Drawing in Color

Discover the vibrancy and realism you can achieve with color pencil! Topics include descriptive and expressive line quality, color relationships, cross-hatching and layering, capturing light and volume, and working on colored and textured papers. Subjects include still life, the portrait, figure in interiors, live animals, and master copies. Basic drawing experience required.

What you will learn:

  • Training the eye to see color

  • To render light, space, and surface

  • Learning the science of color theory and diverse applications of color pencil

Start the term with these supplies:

  • Prismacolor colored pencil set, assorted colors, set of 12

  • 2H, B and 4B pencils

  • White drawing paper pad, 11×14 in. to 14×17 in. or similar

  • Kneaded eraser

  • White plastic eraser

  • Sharpener

Later in the term you will need:

  • Strathmore 400 series toned mixed media drawing pad, 11×14 in., 15 sheets

  • Prismacolor colorless blender pencil

  • Optional Papers: experiment with different surfaces besides your standard drawing pad to be cut down from 22” x 30” white or cream or black both : (1) Arches Cover, (1) Arches 88 or (1) Stonehenge Smooth Hot Press, Pastel Paper Mi-Tienes Paper (free choice, pastel…all color will have some white mixed in! Choose (1) warm (yellows, oranges, pinks) and (1) cool (blue, greens, violets).

  • Cotton Rags, cut up t-shirts, towels, or leather chamois, masking tape or two office clips to keep paper still

  • Supply box (shoe box, freezer bags), tray to hold pencils (cookie sleeves, enamel tray, rectangular take-away plastic container), portfolio