Realistic portrait in colored pencil – Art lesson w/ Lachri

In this painting of a little girl, I’m going to walk you through some important tips that you want to remember when doing your own colored pencil portraits or drawings. I’ve used Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran d’Ache Luminance over an airbrushed background.


My reference photo is from

For this portrait, I airbrushed my background with createx airbrush paint thinned down with water.

The colors that I used for the skin were:
Luminance: Burt Ochre 10%, Burnt Sienna 50%, French Grey 10%, French Grey 30%, French Grey 100%, White, sepia 50%, Violet Grey

Polychromos: Dark Flesh, Walnut brown, Paynes Grey 30%, Bistre, Burnt Sienna, Mauve


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Time lapse and speed painting tutorials and demonstrations by award winning artist Lachri. Learn how to paint portraits, surreal landscapes, pets, lions, tigers, and birds…pretty sure a Wizard of OZ reference should be made right about now. Get tips and watch techniques for working in acrylic and oil paint, carbon pencil, graphite and colored pencil.

This video was shot using the Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD camcorder.


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