COLOR PENCIL LESSON TWO (2)
To continue on where we left off so long ago we will accomplish a new illustration piece by piece. I hope that this illustration of the fish will help you learn to control the color pencil.
We are going to have some fun with color pencil in this lesson. Fish are a source for relaxation in the tank and they can be a great resource for inspiration. They are relatively easy to create and you can be very imaginative in their design. No rules, they can be realistic or just make one up like this one. As usual you will be given a list of the color pencils, paper and supplies used in this lesson. Something new was used in this lesson that HomeSchoolArts has not used before. Sanford Prismacolor has created a colorless blender for the color pencil line and we were happily surprised with the results that we gained using this blender.
Again I used Sanford/Berol Prismacolor pencils in this lesson. All of these pencils are included in the Stanford Prismacolor 24 color set except for the colorless blender.
The pencils I used are:
In step one I rendered a fish image that just popped into my head. Then some more detail was added in the fin bones. I then lightly tinted the whole drawing with a light wash of PC #916 Canary Yellow except for a highlight in the fish's eye.
Now lets add a little more Canary Yellow in the areas indicated in the illustration above. Add some more color to the iris of the fish's eye using (In order from the lightest to the darkest color) Spanish Orange, Goldenrod, Orange, Poppy Red and Crimson Lake. Notice how the colors are all pulled from the lower left of the iris and blended around to create the illusion of reflection in the top right of the iris.
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