Tips for drawing a face in Colored Pencil – Lachri

In this tutorial I’m showing you how to draw skin in colored pencil on my fan art portrait. I’m going to explain how I get smoothly blended skin tones with my pencils and blending with Odorless Mineral Spirits.

Supplies used:
Stonehenge paper (sold in the individual sheets, not the one that comes in the pad, that one has a different texture),

Polychromos Colored Pencils

light flesh, medium flesh, cinnamon, sanguine, venetian red, middle cadmium red, burnt ochre, nougat, bistre, caput mortuum, cold grey IV, warm grey V, warm grey IV, paynes grey, delft blue, olive green yellowish, dark sepia, warm grey VI, walnut brown

Luminance Colored Pencils

light cobalt blue, paynes grey 30%, raw umber 10%, burnt ochre 10%, olive brown 10%, brown ochre 50%, silver grey, french grey 10%, paynes grey 60%, steel grey, cassel earth, burnt sienna 10%, french grey 30%, violet grey, burnt sienna 10%, burnt sienna 50%, burnt ochre 50%, sepia 10%, french grey, burnt ochre 10%, brown ochre, sepia 50%, light aubergine, white

Derwent Drawing Chinese White

Colored Pencil Touch-Up Texture mixed with Colored Pencil Titanium White from (this is how I’m painting my white details at the end)

See my full list of colored pencil supplies here


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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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