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Luminous Landscapes in Graphite & Colored Pencil

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Item # 15069958
Instructor : Amy Lindenberger
$39.99 $29.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Learn how to draw colored pencil landscapes in mixed media, with lifetime access to video lessons from artist and renowned instructor Amy Lindenberger. Start by learning how to create a value underpainting using powdered graphite and Amy's techniques for "drawing" with erasers on Claybord — an inexpensive, easy-to-find drawing surface. Then, pick up your pencil as Amy teaches you how to add graphite back to your work to isolate darker values and enhance the contrast and texture of your piece. Ready to bring your landscape to life in breathtaking color? Find out how by combining solvent with your colored pencils to create beautiful blended washes. Plus, Amy will guide you through evaluating and enhancing your color washes using dry pencils. Learn how to draw colored pencil landscapes in mixed media, with lifetime access to video lessons from artist and renowned instructor Amy Lindenberger. Start by learning how to create a value underpainting using powdered graphite and Amy's techniques for "drawing" with erasers on Claybord — an inexpensive, easy-to-find drawing surface. Then, pick up your pencil as Amy teaches you how to add graphite back to your work to isolate darker values and enhance the contrast and texture of your piece. Ready to bring your landscape to life in breathtaking color? Find out how by combining solvent with your colored pencils to create beautiful blended washes. Plus, Amy will guide you through evaluating and enhancing your color washes using dry pencils. More
Create dreamy, soft-focus landscape drawings. Use unique mixed media techniques to achieve painterly effects that lend an enchanting quality to your work.

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Learn how to draw colored pencil landscapes in mixed media, with lifetime access to video lessons from artist and renowned instructor Amy Lindenberger. Start by learning how to create a value underpainting using powdered graphite and Amy's techniques for "drawing" with erasers on Claybord — an inexpensive, easy-to-find drawing surface. Then, pick up your pencil as Amy teaches you how to add graphite back to your work to isolate darker values and enhance the contrast and texture of your piece. Ready to bring your landscape to life in breathtaking color? Find out how by combining solvent with your colored pencils to create beautiful blended washes. Plus, Amy will guide you through evaluating and enhancing your color washes using dry pencils. Learn how to draw colored pencil landscapes in mixed media, with lifetime access to video lessons from artist and renowned instructor Amy Lindenberger. Start by learning how to create a value underpainting using powdered graphite and Amy's techniques for "drawing" with erasers on Claybord — an inexpensive, easy-to-find drawing surface. Then, pick up your pencil as Amy teaches you how to add graphite back to your work to isolate darker values and enhance the contrast and texture of your piece. Ready to bring your landscape to life in breathtaking color? Find out how by combining solvent with your colored pencils to create beautiful blended washes. Plus, Amy will guide you through evaluating and enhancing your color washes using dry pencils.
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   Amy Lindenberger

After graduating from the University of Akron with a BFA in drawing, Amy became a portrait artist, completing more than 600 privately commissioned pieces between 1981 and 1996. From 1985 to 2009, Amy owned The Linden Tree Fine Art Studio in North Canton, Ohio, where she taught classes in drawing and colored pencil techniques to students of all ages. Amy has also taught at the University of Akron Department of Drawing, the Colored Pencil Society of America, and Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Look for Amy's work in books including "CP Treasures" Volumes I and II.

Materials: What you Need

1 . 8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) Ampersand Claybord 
2 . Wax-free graphite transfer paper
3 . Erasers
4 . Powdered graphite
5 . 1" (2.5 cm) foam brush
6 . Drafting, dusting or other soft brush
7 . HB pencil or No. 2 mechanical pencil
8 . 9B pencil
9 . Cotton swabs or makeup applicators
10 . Workable fixative
11 . Prismacolor Premier pencils (preferred) or other artist-grade, soft lead pencils
12 . Solvent 
13 . Fine-line permanent black marker 
14 . Spray varnish 

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Setting Up Your Claybord
00:25:49

Meet your instructor, Amy Lindenberger and learn about her unique approach to using colored pencils. In this lesson, you'll explore the properties of Claybord, an inexpensive, easy-to-find surface for your soft focused landscape. Amy will also help you get your project set up with a line drawing and a coat of powdered graphite.

Lesson 2 : Kneaded Eraser
00:22:21

Learn how to identify the different value ranges in your reference photo. Then get Amy's tips for "drawing" with your kneaded eraser, which allows you to remove graphite for the lightest and brightest areas of your drawing as well as areas with mid-light values.

Lesson 3 : Rigid Erasers
00:19:15

Pick up new techniques for "drawing" with a variety of more rigid erasers. You'll find out how to use these tools to bring more detailed areas of your landscape to life. Amy will also guide you through using both rigid and kneaded erasers to create a range of values, along with edges such as soft gradations and clear-cut lines.

Lesson 4 : Adding Detail & Texture
00:24:01

Find out how to add graphite back to your drawing surface to isolate darker values and bring contrast and drama to your scene. Along the way, Amy will help you add detail and texture to your scene and expand your understanding of aerial perspective.

Lesson 5 : Color Washes
00:33:32

Bring your landscape to life with color! Amy will teach you how to use a 12-step color wheel to capture maximum value and intensity in your colors. And learn the proper strokes for applying color to this unique surface. Complete this lesson with tips for using solvent to blend colors and create stunning washes.

Lesson 6 : Color Enhancements
00:23:10

Discover how to evaluate and refine your color washes with a round of enhancements. Get tips and tricks for emphasizing different aspects of your piece with dry pencils. Ultimately, finalize your project with a coat of protective varnish and you're ready to hang it on the wall!



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