The new Colored Pencil Plus course!

I’ve started the first module of this course. I have watched the first two videos and now have my sketch ready. The first installment in this new course is a still life in watercolor and colored pencils.

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I was delighted to see the new course and got through it earlier this week. As always some great learning to be had. I look forward to the next instalments.

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That looks awesome Jane!!! Good job!

Brenda

Thanks Brenda, looking forward to seeing your progress.

I believe the second lesson will be with Posca Markers. I only have black and white ones and a few acrylic paint pens. I’ll have to see how I’ll adapt to the materials at hand.

Very well done! I am still into graphites (basic for my sketching) but colored pencils combine with watercolors will be definetly the next step for me.

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Very Well done. Love it.

This one almost made it to the trash bin before I decided I must finish it and learn all the things it had to teach me. I really love the whole tomato, but not so much the cut halves. Details are a real challenge for me with watercolor. I think it will eventually come! But, for now, I’ve finished the first lesson in the new course on colored pencils mixed with other media, and I’m glad I didn’t throw it away. It’s not my favorite thing I’ve ever done, but I feel like I’m making watercolor progress with every challenge I complete.

Brenda

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Well done! it looks great to me.

I also hated mine :sweat_smile: but kept going, as you say to “learn all the things”.

Janed,

These are yummy! Nice job!

Teri

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Brenda,

These look really yummy too!

I might have to slice one up to eat, not yours of course but one in my refrigerator!!

Teri

Hi Brenda and Janed -
You guys are doing really good stuff. I already have 5 things that I’ve recently started and not finished. You are making me really want to start this project too - but I must resist for right now. So my focus is on the live lesson - snow dog.

Terri Robichon

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I just had to do this one, but after doing the watercolor part decided to consider it done. I know it’s called “colored pencils plus” but I loved it as just a watercolor. Also, I never painted over the highlights. I decided masking them was better then trying to recover them later.
Terri Robichon

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Hello Terri @robichon if I could pull off a watercolor like that, I wouldn’t touch them with color pencils either!

Lenet

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@Brenda very nice work.

Lenet

Everyone here is doing such awesome work! I will never be able to catch up, but hope to get back in some kind of routine to dedicate some fast and furious time to participate in all this art-ing!! I’m going to try those tomatoes right now. @robichon @janed @Brenda @lenetg137

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All of your paintings look so real and make me want to eat tomatoes! Yummy! Can’t wait to actually do the course, but I’m working through the coloured pencil course and pen and ink, so this one would be too much to carry on just now!

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Thanks lenetg137. You are always so supportive. I’m definitely not great at everything, but I really do like watercolors. I was talking with my husband and he thought I should try to work on some oil paintings (for the county fair next summer) because of how long they take to dry. I agreed and started one yesterday. I’m doing awful and I’m really frustrated. I guess that’s why we are all here. To struggle, and then to learn. Happy New Year to you.

Terri Robichon

Hi Meme5 -
SO VERY NICE to see you here again. You’ve been missed. Hopefully you’ll be able to come to the live lesson this week.

Terri Robichon

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Terri, you did a phantastic job on this. Good decision to stick to the watercolor idea

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Hi KirstenJ -
Thanks for the kind words. I see you just joined The Virtual Instructor a month ago. Welcome and enjoy. There are so many good lessons and kind people here.
Terri Robichon