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Online Colored Pencil Class Update

Wrapping up the 6-lesson online colored pencil class I’ve been enrolled in for the past several months comes with a feeling of accomplishment. I’m currently looking forward to the instructor’s critique of my rendering for the final lesson tomorrow.

This online class has afforded me a golden opportunity to further my artistic skills while ensuring that my full-time job and personal life weren’t compromised. It allowed for lesson completion flexibility as I worked simultaneously on a major graphics project for KS/Enrichment. I’m very pleased with my teacher’s knowledgeable instruction as well as her gracious and encouraging communication. Learning new techniques in color use and layering are helping me to efficiently complete complex drawings in less time.

You may view Bet Borgenson Studio for online information and to view student galleries at:  http://www.borgesonstudio.com/

Several examples from my lessons follow:

Lesson #2: Juxtapose a variety of colors using only a single layer.


Artwork copyright by Robin Y. Racoma




Lesson #3: Use color to position objects in space.



Artwork copyright by Robin Y. Racoma


Lesson #5-6: Create a drawing for final critique.
Drawing concept (per instructor):
Make a drawing of a table-top still life near an open window or door, and include something in the view beyond.

Include 7 components:
1.  Basic idea
2.  Composition
3.  Draftsmanship
4.  Color
5.  Textural character
6.  Mood
7.  Unity



"The Next Chapter"
Artwork copyright by Robin Y. Racoma

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