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The Difference Between Polychromos and Luminance Colored Pencils

If you have been using colored pencils to draw, you should also become aware of the different types of colored pencils which may vary in terms of color intensity and hardness or softness of lead. When it comes to choosing the best colored pencils and knowing the difference between one brand and another, Emmy certainly knows a lot because she is an accomplished artist herself.

Emmy started drawing in 2014, and she has been using a wide range of colored pencils to create beautiful images and portraits.

In this video tutorial, Emmy talks about the difference between Faber Castel Polychromos VS Caran d’ache Luminance colored pencils. She shows you how the colors from these two pencils blend together and how they vary in terms of color saturation. She also uses a pencil eraser and a sharp blade to reveal more differences between the two colored pencils in question.

Watch the video to know and learn more!

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Caran d’ache luminance pencils, White uni posca 0.7mm]

How to Draw the Fur of a Cat with Colored Pencils

Using colored pencils to create beautiful drawings is a lot of fun, isn’t it? But what if you wanted to draw a cat’s fur? Emmy does that so beautifully. If you are struggling to learn how to draw the fur of a cat, this video tutorial by Emmy can be a great help. In this video, you’ll see how to use both darker and lighter colors to create fur that looks as good as natural.

Key tips Emmy shares in the video include:

Start with a layer of the lightest color
Color in the same direction the fur is going
Build up the color with the next shade
Blend the layers together with a white pencil

Emmy uses a white uni posca pen to draw the lightest hairs. It’s also interesting to see how she uses an electric eraser to create some wonderful strokes for the white hair and then draws over it with pencils to create thin hair strokes.

Watch the video now to learn, practice and finally draw the fur of a cat with colored pencils – and wow your friends with your skills.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Derwent electric eraser, White uni posca 0.7mm]

How to Draw Natural-Looking Eyes, Nose and Lips with Graphite Pencils

Everyone has their own style of drawing. Emmy has her own!

If drawing is your passion, this tutorial will show you how you can shade and draw eyes, nose and lips that look amazingly real, with graphite pencils. Emmy learned to draw by practicing more and I hope you’ll feel happy to learn something from the drawing process she follows in the video.

You too can draw like Emmy, if you take a closer look at pictures of eyes to gather ideas, follow her process and practice more.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell graphite pencils 2h-8b, CretaColor nero black, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Kneaded eraser, White uni posca 0.7mm, Blending stump and soft tissue.]

 

coloring skin with colored pencils

How to Color Skin with Colored Pencils

Coloring skin is a pretty challenging task for those who are learning to draw. Different people have different skin colors. Right? If you use colored pencils, you would certainly want to learn how to create a great skin tone. Emmy, an adept artist from the Netherlands, is a master at coloring skin. She makes the process look simple and yet create a portrait that looks so fantastic.

In this video tutorial, Emmy will show you how to color skin to create a nice tone using colored pencils. You should learn her layering and blending techniques so that you too can draw and color like she does.

Watch the video to find out how Emmy creates a beautiful portrait of Anna Nooshin and learn the art of coloring skin.

[Materials Used:  Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Caran d’ache luminance pencils, White uni posca 0.7mm]

drawing and shading hands with faber castell graphite pencils

How to Draw and Shade Hands with Graphite Pencils

A person’s hands speak a lot about their age, personality and even their lifestyle. When it comes to judging a person through their body language, hands can give you some good indications. If you like playing with colored pencils, you can also draw hands to convey a number of things.

But how do you actually draw and shade hands?

Well, Emmy can prove to be a great mentor to learn that and a lot more. Before she embarks on her drawing, she know exactly what she wants. In the video tutorial given below, she uses graphite pencils to draw and shade hands beautifully. If you watch her closely as she draws, you can learn some good skills and be able to draw the hands of a kid or an adult.

So, watch the video without wasting any minute!

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell graphite pencils 2h-8b,CretaColor nero black, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Kneaded eraser, White uni posca 0.7mm, Blending stump and soft tissue]

How to Draw a Realistic Eye with Colored Pencils

You can’t imagine what colored pencils can do. They aren’t just for sketching; you can use colored pencils to create incredibly beautiful, natural looking images. If you use colored pencils already, you’d definitely like to learn how to draw a realistic eye. Emmy Kalia is a wonderful artist to learn from. She started drawing in 2014, and today she is an inspiration for countless budding artists.

In this video tutorial, Emmy shows you how to draw an eye that looks as natural as anything.

She shows you:

How to use light and dark colors
How to draw different parts of an eye
How to shade and blend
How to add more naturalness

In fact, she has a lot of drawing tips to share with you. Watch the video tutorial now to find out more and learn how to draw a natural-looking eye using colored pencils and impress your friends with your skills later.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Caran d’ache luminance pencils, White uni posca 0.7mm]

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How to draw realistic hari with colored pencils

How to Draw Realistic Hair with Colored Pencils

Do you use color pencils to draw? If yes, you would certainly like to learn how to draw realistic hair. Imagine being able to create beautiful and natural-looking hair and your friends admiring you with words like – “Wow! You’re amazing.” You’ll feel so delighted, won’t you?

The good news is it can happen to you, if you are ready to learn and practice enough.

In this video, Emmy Kalia, an expert drawing artist from the Netherlands, shows you how to draw hair that look realistic. Her drawing process is inspiring, and it can help you learn the art in minutes. Emmy uses four colors – Cream, Bistre, Van Dyke Brown and Walnut Brown – to draw naturalistic hair.

She teaches you the process in simple steps, so you will be able to follow her style without any effort. She starts the process with the most important tip: Always draw in the same direction the hair is going.

Watch the video now to become a true artist.

[Materials Used:Bristol smooth surface paperFaber Castell polychromos pencilsFaber Castell pencil eraser]

How to Draw Zentangles (Doodle Art)

You might have done something like this while you were in grade school – without ever realizing this was a thing! Yes, we are talking about Zentangle; it’s an art of creating beautiful images and patterns. But Zentangle is much more than that. You can draw Zentangle for entertainment, education, relaxation, motivation etc. Sounds interesting? Well, it actually is.

The ancient origin of zentangling

Though the term Zentangle may be relatively new, but the basic principles of this art date back centuries. The symbols and design patterns in the Zentangle Art belong to many different cultures of the world – Mayan, Celtic, Maori, American, Indian. What makes Zentangle drawing interesting is that it is based on human behavior; lines and shapes are not planned and they emerge unintentionally. The process of drawing this Doodle art may look complex, but the process is simple. Zentangle Art is one of simplest and easiest paths that lead to relaxation.

Some key qualities (or benefits) of Zentangle Art are as follows:

> It is very soothing for the mind.
> It is simple enough for anyone to learn.
> It teaches you how to adjust to imperfections.
> It improves self-esteem.
> It boosts creativity and problem solving skills.
> It helps you manage anger and stress.

And you don’t need much to draw Zentangle or Doodle Art . A pencil, a black pen and a piece of heavy white drawing paper and you’re good to go and have fun.

Creativity flow booster

Drawing Zentagles is proven to let your creative juices flowing. If you are an artist, you can use this drawing technique to develop an array of beautiful designs or patterns that can applied to areas like quilting or jewelry design. Through this art, you can even express your personal feelings and then gift your Zentangle tile to a family member or close friends in place of greeting cards.

Great for all age groups

The best part about drawing Zentangles (Doodle Art) is that it’s not limited to a particular age group. Simply anyone can use Zentangle Art to enjoy a wide range of benefits. Depending on what you like, you can draw Zentangles either alone or in a group of like-minded people.

Given below is a video which shows you how to get started with the Zentangle Art. It features a Mandala with Zentangles.

how to draw a minimalist face using graphite pencils

How to Draw a Minimalist Face Using Graphite Pencils

Do you like to draw human faces with graphite pencils? If yes, you may like to draw a minimalist face at some point of time as well. Just like Emmy, you too can create a natural looking face. Emmy, a drawing enthusiast from the Netherlands, started drawing in 2014 and now she’s an accomplished artist. She uses pencils to create figures and pictures that look as real as you or I. She’s always ready to share practical tips with those who want to draw like she does.

In this video tutorial, Emmy walks you through simple and easy steps to draw a minimalistic face using graphite pencils. It’s interesting to see how she uses pencil eraser, blending stump and soft tissue to add more naturalness to the picture. She beautifully shows how to draw, shade and blend a face. You’d love to follow the process and learn how to draw like an artist.

Start watching the video now!

[Materials Used:Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell graphite pencils 2h-8b, CretaColor nero black, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Kneaded eraser, White uni posca 0.7mm, Blending stump and soft tissue.]

 

How to draw a realistic eye with colored pencils

How to Draw a Beautiful, Natural-Looking Eye with Colored Pencils

If you use colored pencils, you may want to draw a beautiful, natural-looking eye at some point of time. Well, the time is now. You can learn the art of drawing an eye which looks as good as a real eye – using colored pencils.

In this video tutorial, Emmy Kalia teaches you:

How to color the pupil
How to color the iris
How to create reflections in the eye
How to create depth in the eye
How to define the eye lashes

And finally, how to create a realistic eye. It’s great to learn how Emmy uses dark brown, dark blue, yellow, some orange, some green, blue and gray to create a fantastic, realistic eye. She starts with lighter colors and adds the dark colors later on. She never uses black in her drawings because it makes the eye look unrealistic.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Caran d’ache luminance pencils, White uni posca 0.7mm]