Draw with Me – Session 5


In this session we’ll work with coloured pencils. Using just yellow, red and blue we’ll make a study of a floral subject focussing on how we can layer and colour mix with those pencils. Work onto your sketchbook page or drawing paper, or if you prefer to use toned paper you can add a white pencil for those highlights and pale areas. Don’t forget, if you prefer to grid for accuracy of your initial drawing that’s fine, just keep that grid nice and light and rub it out before you begin to add layers of colour.

Approximate run time: 1 hours 11 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

In this session we'll work with coloured pencils to make a floral study full of colourful shadows.
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You will need:

To work along with Laura you’ll need:

Your sketchbook or drawing paper.

Coloured pencils in yellow, blue and red (plus white if you’re working on toned paper)

Eraser and sharpener

Print out of your reference image

Ruler (if you’re gridding)

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Draw with Me – Session 6

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Draw with Me – Session 4

In this lesson we’ll look at drawing contrasting textures – something very shiny and something softer. We’ll also explore using a toned background and white pencil.

Draw with Me – Session 3

In this lesson we’ll work creating an arrangement of several objects in a single composition then we’ll make a drawing.

Draw with Me – Session 2

In this lesson we’ll look at how using a grid can help with confidently making an accurate drawing of a complicated subject and also how it can be used to explore scale in your work.

Draw with Me – Session 1

Make a start with the first session of the Draw with Me course. In this lesson you’ll work along with Laura to make an observational drawing of a coffee cup.

Draw with Me – Welcome

Join Laura for an introduction to the course, find out a bit more about how it’s going to work and what you’ll need to get started.