How to draw realistic looking fur – Tutorial – Bonny Snowdon

Color pencil video tutorial from Bonny Snowdon Fine Art channel:

Part 1. This is the ugly stage, where many people become frustrated because everything looks grainy and there’s no detail. But with perseverance, and patience, you can create beautiful realistic looking fur with such depth of colour.

In this 43 minute real time video with live voice over, I explain how I layer my coloured pencils to create realistic looking fur. This is the first 40 or so minutes, and this is where all the hard work happens and the belief that all the layering will create an amazing base for the more details layers to come.

I’m using Clairefontaine Pastelmat in Dark Grey, and am using mostly Faber Castell Polychromos with some Caran Dache Pablos and Derwent Lightfast.

I have another video to come which take you through a further 40 minutes of layering, and then will add a final video showing how to create the final layers to create soft, realistic looking fur.


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