As some of you already know, I work in both oils and colored pencils. My preferred method with oils is a personal adaptation of the Flemish technique, a seven-step process starting with a detailed drawing and going through color glazes and a detailed finishing layer.

How to Adapt the Flemish Method for Colored Pencils - An Oil Painting at the Umber PhaseIt’s a classical method that is slow and careful, producing paintings with a rich, glowing color, life-like detail, and subtle gradations of both color and value. (If you’re interested, here’s a tutorial I wrote on painting with the Flemish technique.)

How to Adapt the Flemish Method for Colored Pencils - A Colored Pencil Drawing at the Umber Phase

However, since I also love working with colored pencils, I’ve attempted to adapt those same seven steps to colored pencil. Here’s how the adaptation looks.

Read How to Adapt the Flemish Method for Colored Pencils.

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