What is your biggest problem when it comes to creating the kind of colored pencil art work you dream of?

Is it getting started? Potential subjects either seem too easy or too difficult?

Or maybe it’s finishing what you start. Starting is easy, but finishing…that’s another story altogether.

The bottom line is the same no matter where on this spectrum you find yourself.

You lack confidence in your artistic ability.

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You can gain confidence the way I did: By trial and error one drawing at a time. Just start and finish as many drawings as you can as fast as you can. It’s a proven fact that you learn more from finishing drawings than from reading about drawing.

And you learn more from finishing a lot of drawings than fretting over one, trying to make it perfect.

But you know what?

It takes a long time to sort through all the basic methods to find the one that suits you best.

Then there’s all the tips, tricks, and tools to learn. The process can seem endless.

And futile.

A Better Way to Learn

There is a better way.

Artists of the past learned by apprenticing with older, more experienced artists. They started with the most basic basics and worked their way to more complex techniques. Eventually, they were participating with their mentors in creating works of art. Wouldn’t that be great?

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Guided Online Colored Pencil Courses

I’m not offering apprenticeships, but I can help you gain confidence in your artistic ability. How?

By working with you one-on-one through an online art colored pencil course.

When you take an online colored pencil course, you:

  • Work at your own pace
  • Work on your own subject
  • Focus on the area that most frustrates you
  • Get personalized instruction and feedback on your drawing

A guided, online art colored pencil course can help you gain confidence by providing instruction in whatever area causes you the most difficulty in creating colored pencil drawings you’re proud of.

The best part is that I’ve already done the trial and error, so you don’t have to!

About Our Online Colored Pencil Courses

Flexible Classes

Work at your own pace and on your own time. Take as much or as little time to complete the course as you need to complete one or two colored pencil artworks. The class will end when you’ve completed the artwork.

Subject Matter

Your choice*. Submit several photos that you would like to work from (any subject matter) and together we will choose the best photo for you to learn from.

You will receive one on one email tutoring, covering your strengths and weaknesses, including helpful tips on making the work stronger. Light and shadow, perspective, composition, colored pencil techniques, and materials will be covered.

Learn

  • How to choose reference photos
  • How to create a dynamic work of art from photos
  • Getting a basic sketch on paper
  • The fundamentals of direct application of color and umber under paintings, and complementary under paintings

For those who are getting started in colored pencil work, we’ll also discuss tools and supplies, as well as the variety of pencils and drawing surfaces available, and a few basic color exercises to show you what you can achieve with colored pencils.

You will receive one-on-one tutoring throughout the process. We will observe national holidays and weekends, as well as illnesses and family events, during which times there may be delays in feedback.

What You Need for the Course

  • Computer
  • Digital camera or scanner
  • DSL or Cable Connection for heavy downloads
  • Digital JPG/Photo Knowledge as well as Computer knowledge. (Technical computer support will not be offered, such as photo resizing, attaching photos to emails, etc., you need to be computer savvy).
  • Email address. Please keep your contact info up to date with the instructor. If your email address changes during the course, please contact us as soon as possible with the changes.
  • Colored Pencil Materials. A materials list is available upon request if you’re new to the medium.

Tuition

Two options for study are available.

One project: $135
Two projects: $225

Once payment is received, you’ll receive a course survey that lets you tell me what you most want help with and that will help me design a course to help you achieve that goal.

Ready to get started? Click here to enroll.

About Carrie

Carrie has been making art for most of life and has been painting portraits of horses and other animals since selling her first portrait in Junior High. She specializes in up-close-and-personal portraits and moment-in-time images, with a special interest in horse racing of all types. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues including Lone Star Park, Arlington, Texas; Remington Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and The Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky.

Her mediums of choice are oils and colored pencil.

She writes two monthly columns on colored pencils and colored pencil art for the online art magazine, EmptyEasel.com. In addition, she taught a local weekly colored pencil course and has offered online help and instruction through a variety of forums and online art groups.

Thank you, and we hope to sign you up today.

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*The artist’s specialties are with horses and other animals and with landscapes. Other subjects will be considered except for nudes and other offensive subjects. If you have a question, please contact Carrie.