Throughout the year I run 1 day Art Workshops in my old home town of Chesterfield, Derbyshire (UK) and here is the latest news on my up and coming Coloured pencil Workshop which will be run on Saturday the 28th of May starting at 10am until 3:30pm. I work using a layering process for all my Coloured pencil Art to create high detail and realism and it is this technique that I tutor at my Workshops. Each Workshop includes a personal worksheet coupled with regular Step by Step demonstrations and 1 to 1 help for anyone who needs it so you are never left to struggle. Each Workshop attendee is provided with a colour chart if you wish to work with your own products or you can loan a Kit for the day for an extra £5.00 or buy your own home kit for an extra £10.00.
Using the Workshop Coloured pencils of choice, I trialled out this Red Squirrel subject to show you how my technique helps to create fine and realistic detail. This subject was chosen to allow me to tutor how to create realistic fur and how to create tonal backgrounds.
There are only 10 places available for this Workshop and this will be the only Art Workshop I will be tutoring this year due to other work commitments and holidays, so if you wish to attend please get in touch or you book via the Step by Step Art website using the link below:
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Help and advice is at hand if so....
For those who are not aware, I also have an official 'Step by Step Art' website that allows you to check out my current Workshops or take a look through Articles, written and via video (coming soon) on a plethora of Art related things including Coloured pencils, paper reviews and pencil reviews too. The Article section is still in the early stages but will continue to add to it as regular as I possibly can. My latest Article focus's on Coloured pencils and I decided to do a trial on different pencils that I currently have in my collection.
This article shows the 5 most important factors that I look for when selecting my professional pencil range:
The 5 'tests' shown in this article includes:
This article also gives information on the importance of paper weight (gsm), information on each pencil including costs (GBP) and lightfast ratings as well as my own thoughts on 'adapting to coloured pencils' . I hope that this will be of help to all Coloured pencil Artists out there from those starting out looking to buy their first range to those interested in how Coloured pencils compare.
The very popular Prismacolor Premier & Verithin ranges will also be added to this article very soon and an adaptation of this article (with even more information in) will be available to view and purchase (download or hard copy) from the USA's Colored pencil Magazine 'Student' version in the next few months.
Find out more about this magazine here: Colored pencil magazine - Student Edition
Karen M Berisford