The Red Chair Tutorial

The Red Chair Tutorial

From Jana Botkin: The The Red Chair Tutorial.

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Jana shows you how to combine graphite work with colored pencil accents in this striking tutorial.

She also shares tips for drawing glass, wood, and metal using graphite.

About the Red Chair Tutorial

Jana Botkin has always enjoyed drawing, and she openly admits to preferring graphite to colored pencils.

But there comes a time in the life of every artist when a little bit of color is a good thing!

“A little bit of color adds enough zing to keep me happy,” Jana says.

Combining colored pencils with graphite was Jana’s solution. She adds just enough color to enliven her regular pencil drawings. Those splashes of color also grab people’s attention and sells her artwork.

“It also scratches my itch to use colored pencils without reigniting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” she says.

Maybe it will scratch yours, too.

Jana’s demo drawing is on Strathmore 400 series, Bristol, smooth. That’s the paper and surface she prefers for her detailed graphite work, but it’s also a great surface for colored pencils.

The tutorial also includes a full supply list, a full-size reference photo, and a full-size line drawing.

Want to take a look at the supplies before you buy the tutorial?

A free downloadable supply list is available for download here before you buy the tutorial.

Learn How to Draw:

Glass and wood with graphite

Create a full range of values

Rustic details

Skill Level

Intermediate and higher.

Are you a beginner? You can successfully complete this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of layering and understand the different pencil strokes. It’s also a great to challenge yourself and push your art to the next level.

What You Need to Complete this Tutorial

Jana used Tombow drawing pencils, Blackwing Colors colored pencils, and Strathmore 400 series, Bristol, smooth paper for this tutorial. You will almost always get the best results by using the tools and supplies listed with this tutorial.

But your favorite graphite and colored pencils can be substituted for the pencils Jana’s used. However, please note that your results may differ depending on the pencils you use and the colors you choose for your project.

If you would like a complete supply list before purchasing this tutorial, you can download the supply list for free here.

All tutorials are available as digital downloads only.