Art at Home: Colored Pencil Blending

Local artist Cecily Fergeson, one of CAM’s recurring teaching artists for our monthly Stroller Tour and Morning Play Date series, shares a virtual colored pencil blending tutorial that kids and adults alike can practice at home! Have you ever wondered the best way to choose your colors before starting a drawing? Or how you can blend colors together to appear more realistic?

In the video below, Cecily will show you four methods of colored pencil blending: layering, burnishing, saturation burnishing, and tonal burnishing. Then, you can use these techniques to draw any object from observation.

Grab your colored pencils and let’s get started!