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Getting Started with Colored and Graphite Pencils

with Mary Jane Begin

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    06:44
  •   06 Demo: Explore Colored Pencils

    09:07

Class duration: 1h 17m

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About The Class

Start working with color and graphite pencils today!

Are you interested in drawing with color or graphite pencils but not sure how to get started? In this course artist and illustrator, Mary Jane Begin will introduce you to color or graphite pencils. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of the medium in order to begin a drawing practice. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the know-how to start experimenting and drawing with color or graphite pencils!

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about the different types of color or graphite pencils and how they work
  • Which supplies and papers to use when working with color or graphite pencils
  • How to begin making simple marks and shapes to familiarize yourself with the medium



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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:44
  2. 02

    Demo: Graphite Tools

    10:00
  3. 03

    Demo: Graphite Tonalities

    03:18
  4. 04

    Demo: Surfaces For Graphite

    09:28
  5. 05

    Demo: Shading With Graphite

    10:04
  6. 06

    Demo: Explore Colored Pencils

    09:07
  7. 07

    Demo: Surfaces and Pencil Types

    07:32
  8. 08

    Demo: Gradients With Colored Pencils

    11:53
  9. 09

    Demo: Wax and Water Based Pencils

    08:58

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Mary Jane Begin

As an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s picture books, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and professor in the Illustration Department at RISD…Mary Jane feels INCREDIBLY lucky; she gets to do all the things that she loves to do ... read more

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