Color Techniques for Drawing
with Cleo Papanikolas
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01 Color Introduction06:25
03 How to Apply Color Using Gouache07:06
Class duration: 2h 42mSee all 17 lessons
About The Class
Add Dynamic Color Combinations to your Drawings
- Load and Apply color with your brush
- Use different mediums: watercolor, gouache, brush pens and colored pencil
- Create harmonious color palettes
How to Apply Color Using Watercolor11:42
How to Apply Color Using Gouache07:06
Color Materials & Setup04:33
Color Style #1: Pen and Watercolor sketch06:05
Color Style #2: Doodle style using Pen07:01
Color Style #3: Brushpen06:26
Color Style #4: Chalkboard Technique15:23
Color Style #5: Spot Coloring Book07:44
Color Style #6: Add Color with Your Background03:07
Color Style #7: Create Color Combinations with Metallics07:01
Color Style #8: One Color Value Study06:25
Using Multiple Colors for Shading & Highlights19:56
Develop your Style by Showing Your Work06:04
Ways to Display Your Art22:03
Turn Your Drawing into a Digital Product09:16
Paper Crafts with Your Drawings15:50
Cleo Papanikolas is a painter, author, illustrator, and maker of Cleomade products. She has a BFA in printmaking from California College of Arts (and Crafts), and an MFA in painting from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author and illustrator of Cook Until Desired Tenderness (North Atlantic Books). She illustrated The Comfort Queens Guide To Life (Random House) and a line of over 100 licensed products based on the book. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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A great student for this class is someone who is newer to art and just wants to try a bunch of different mediums. The course is not the right fit for me personally. It's more of a "here's an interesting medium" class than a technique class. It scratches the surface but doesn't have the depth I'd like to see. One way I'd suggest improving the class would be letting students see the process from start to finish using slightly sped-up frames with narration in the background. I'd like more information about the technical parts -- just more depth. I'd like variations for more advanced students including color mixing or other more difficult techniques. I wish I could rate this with stars instead of just thumbs-up or thumbs-down. It's not just one or the other.
Cleo does start quite nervous, and not very clear in her explanations. Thanks to the guy asking the questions throughout the class…I guess he was as confused as us in the beginning. BUT…the class does get better!! She gets more confident and does give good examples to take your simple drawing to a colorful piece of art you can sell on products or share on social media. I really enjoyed later lessons. And I always say-if I can get a least ONE good advice or trick – then it was not a waste of my $20.
So sad to say this, but I was expecting MUCH more. Cleo is really fun and creative but I thought I was going to learn some new and exquisit artistic technics but instead I saw things I could discover by myself on Youtube :( I´m very disappointed. Thanks, Carmen
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