VIDEO: Learning to Blend Colored Pencil

By Dan in Art Tutorials > Video Tutorials

Whenever we hear the phrase, “practice makes perfect,” most of us probably think of sports or music—but it’s also very important in art.

In today’s video clip, Janie Gildow demonstrates how she practices her blending skills just by taking two different colored pencils and using them to fill in a strip of paper. As she points out in the video, this isn’t really a mentally challenging task. . . it’s more about training your eyes to see the subtlest shifts of color. Take a look:

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NOTE: You can get Janie’s full colored pencil tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

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