What is your biggest problem when it comes to creating the kind of colored pencil art work you dream of?
Is it getting an accurate initial line drawing?
Maybe your finished pieces have good color, but they look flat. Lifeless.
Or maybe you’re just never sure what colors to use or how to combine them for the best results.
Whatever the problem, one thing is always true.
Your work never quite lives up to your expectations.
I know exactly how you feel!
Every piece I start begins with a vision of a masterpiece, right? What a glorious beginning!
But bringing that masterpiece to life is a challenge, and hard work. Sometimes it looks impossible and you find yourself wanting to trash the current project and start a new one. The one that will be a masterpiece.
Colored pencil is a difficult medium to learn, mostly because it’s a naturally slow medium. But it’s also so different from most other mediums. There’s so much to learn!
You can learn 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.
There is a better way.
Artists of the past learned by apprenticing with 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 it be great if you could learn colored pencil or improve your skills by working with an artist whose work you admire?
Guess what? There is a way you can do something very similar without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Guided Online Colored Pencil Courses
I’m not offering apprenticeships, but I can help you take your artistic ability—and your art—to the next level. 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 project
Focus on the area that most frustrates you
Get personalized instruction and feedback from me whenever you want it
A guided, online colored pencil course helps you improve colored pencil skills more quickly than learning on your own by trial-and-error. Improved skills enable you to create more satisfying pieces.
The best part is that I’ve already done the trial and error, so you don’t have to!
Are you ready to get started making art you can be proud of?
It’s never too soon to take the first step toward better art. Enroll in this course today. You can start with one project, or two, but you have to start somewhere.
Why not here?
If you’re ready now to begin, choose the option that best suits you, then click the Buy Now button to enroll.
One project: $250
Two projects: $450
Want to know more? Keep reading!
About My Online Colored Pencil Courses
Work at your own pace and on your own time. Take as much or as little time to complete the course as you need. The course ends when you’ve completed the artwork.
No matter how long that takes!
Your choice. Submit several photos you would like to work from (any subject matter) and together we’ll choose the best photo for you to learn from.
You’ll receive one-on-one email tutoring covering your strengths and weaknesses, including helpful tips on making your work stronger.
Light and shadow, perspective, composition, colored pencil techniques, and materials will be covered.
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
If you’re just getting started, we’ll 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.
My goal for you is to come to enjoy colored pencils as much as I do.
The Nitty Gritty about My Online Colored Pencil Courses
Two options for study are available. You choose the project with both options.
One project: $250
Two projects: $450
What You Need for the Course
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: The supplies you need depend on the project or projects you want to work on. In most cases, you already have whatever you may need for this course.
However, if you’re new to colored pencils, you can read about everything you need to get started here. The article includes a free, downloadable and printable shopping list.
Are you ready to take your art to the next level?
If so, this course is just what you’re looking for.
It’s easy to get started. Select the course that’s best for you (one project or two,) then click the Buy Now button to enroll.
You’ll receive a welcome email when I receive notification of your enrollment and we’ll begin discussion by talking about your goals for the course.
All payments are made securely through PayPal. I don’t even see your payment details. Just the course in which you enrolled, your name, and email address.
It’s as easy as that!
Carrie has been making art for most of life and painted portraits of horses and other animals for most of that time. Her equine 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.
She also draws landscapes and is particularly fascinated in capturing the beauty and character of the Flint Hills of Kansas.
Her medium of choice is colored pencil. She works on a variety of supports that includes Bristol vellum, Stonehenge and Stonehenge Aqua, Canson Mi-Teintes.
She writes about colored pencils and colored pencil art for the online art magazine, EmptyEasel.com, Ann Kullberg’s COLOR Magazine, and other publications.
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.
Not ready to take the course yet?
That’s okay! It’s a big decision.
Email Carrie and ask any course-related questions you may have. Just send her an email.
You can sign up for Carrie’s course newsletter and get news on new and upcoming courses and classes.