Colored pencils were once considered to be primarily for kids, throughout the years they have been steadily gaining respect amongst artists, galleries, and collectors. You probably used colored pencils when you were a kid, so you already have some degree of familiarity with them. But there is a big difference between artist grade colored pencils and the colored pencils made for children.
Professional artist-quality colored pencils contain a higher degree of wax and pigment than the colored pencils used by children. These pencils allow for a really rich, deep and luminescent color. Finished drawings can be so smooth and pigmented that they resemble paintings even more when they are used on wood.
This particular way to draw colored pencils on wood was developed by my super talented Mom, A.K.A one of the most amazing artists I've known ...and allows you to learn and control easily the pressure of the core into the wood, something much harder to do on paper. The warmth generated by the friction of the pencil on the wood makes the wax of the colored pencil penetrate the wood grain resulting in a painting like effect that is simply beautiful.
My favorite brand of colored pencils, which I used to teach and to create the drawings you see on this page, are Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. This is the link to my Amazon store, when you buy from my store I get a bit of credit from Amazon but also they will start noticing what we are doing so, the more you buy the greater support you give to me and to the art we love, thanks!!! PRISMACOLOR PREMIER COLORED PENCILS.
Colored pencils have many advantages: they are extremely lightweight and portable, they don't require any intensive set-up and you can just take them any where you go. Give them a try, I know you will love this technique.
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This is a Regular Painting Classes (3 Days each) SUBJECT OF YOUR CHOICE. 10am-5pm
OFFER 1 (Pay as you go Plan): Buy one class (3 days each) at $360
OFFER 2 (Get a free day regular class): Buy two classes (3 days each) at $720 and get a full day regular class for FREE.
OFFER 3 (Get a free regular class): Buy four classes (3 days each) at $1440 and get a FREE 3 days regular class
OFFER 4 (BEST VALUE): Buy 8 classes (3 days each) at $1440
(This is a 50% off of the original price) plus you get a hand painted gift by Mariela.
-Offers are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
-Offers are not transferable.
-Classes will be booked on a 1st comes 1st served basis.
-Supplies are not included.
-Students can combine mediums/techniques in the same class ex: acrylics and oils or porcelain and watercolors or just stick to one