ColorEd Pencil Unit
The Colored Pencil Unit will cover the different uses and techniques of colored pencils and an introduction to color theory.
1. Color Scheme Notes
2. Colored Pencil Layering Grid
3. Colored Pencil Manikin Drawing
4. Colored Pencil Still Life Series
Colored Pencil Manikin Drawing
Students will be able to create a colored pencil drawing using a manikin as a reference and demonstrating the Requirements below.
1. Light & Shadow (Value Change, consistent light source and shadow)
2. Cropping (manikin goes over at least 2 sides)
4. Cross-Contour Shading
5. No Outlines
1. Get a manikin and choose your poses
2. Create at least 5 thumbnail drawings demonstrating cropping
3. Choose best thumbnail based on cropping and composition.
4. Choose you color scheme (warm, cool, analogous, complementary, etc.)
5. Get 9” x 12” piece of paper
6. Create 1” border on drawing paper
7. Lightly sketch in manikin using your manikin reference
8. Use layering and cross contour shading to demonstrate your color scheme on the manikin. Build the layers to create intensity.
9. Fill in the background keeping your color scheme in mind. Keep background less intense to let your manikin pop out.
Colored Pencil Still Life Series
1. Choose at least one object to draw from for your still life.
2. Choose your color scheme (Monochromatic, Warm or Cool, Complementary)
3. Draw your still life in your sketchbook demonstrating the requirements below.
4. Repeat steps until you have 3 total drawings demonstrating the requirements below.
1. 3 Sketches of 4 different objects
2. Light & Shadow
3. Color Schemes (Monochromatic, Warm or Cool, Complementary)
4. Craftsmanship of Medium (Cross contour lines/no outlines)
Examples of Colored Pencil Drawings