Challenge: Drawing With Cheap Color Pencils – A Woman


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today I will take on a challenge that has been giving to me
many times but recently by Ivan López and by ChristProCool
[laughter]. The challenge is to draw
with cheap color pencils. So I went to the nearest supermarket
and bought the cheapest colors I could find, which where these,
and which costed me $1.50 for the set of 12 [laughter]. Let’s see what we can
do with them, I will try to draw a young sitting woman. Let’s begin by sketching the areas
of light of the head, with a peach color. Which is lighter than the paper. This will be the forehead
and the top of the head… the shoulder, the light source
will be on the right, behind them to the right. Therefore this edge of the right
will be receiving the most illumination while the left side, will be darker. The elements that I want darker
I sketch them with this brown such as the eyebrows, the lashes the shadow of the nose, the hair, etc. Since the color pencils are generally made
with wax or with oil, it is hard to erase them and if I were to sketch the lines
on the light side, with this color, I pretty much would be stocked
with that line. That is why the lines that
are on the right I didn’t directly with the peach. Let’s draw the neck and then pull the angle from the head
to see where the shoulder should be. Good! We do the arm, and a little bit more
detail of the neck and we begin shadowing the face
and the hair. Also the body. Very good! We continue with the peach to sketch the edge that will receive the light, including the leg that in the position that she’s sitting will be up here. All right! The knee, and the lower part which
we should actually draw it with the brown. The light source, as I said, will be to
the right but also toward the back, so we may have a case of back-lighting
and therefore the edge of the lower leg on the left, catches a little glow of that
light. If it looks good, it is an artistic license
that you can take, you can improve your drawing, by taking some such decisions. Remember, in art we are creating
our own realities. As you saw, I used a little purple
for the shadows because I don’t want them to look just brown,
by adding a cool purple or violet, it looks better. It looks more rich. And we can apply white for the highlights. These highlights will be facing to the right. The glow on the left edge, will not be
as bright, and therefore those we get them with the peach. I think I didn’t mention this before
and I should have but I’m drawing on a toned paper, of a greenish color. Again, for the shadows we use a combination
of violet and brown. I have been wondering what color
we should do the dress with… red! Red will be the color. Good! With some white highlights of course and for the shading we can use the violet. There are some shadows that I want darker and those we can achieve them with the black. I’m using a small 12 colors set, so
there is not a lot of choices here. If I had many colors to choose from, for the darker shadows I would
have probably used a very dark purple or blue, but that is ok we can use the black over it lightly with the purple and the brown. When you have less colors
it is usually not a big problem you just have to mix them
a bit more, to get the correct hue. I am enjoying this color set!
they are not bad at all. That’s a surprise to me! To make it look a little bit more
lively, I add just a tad of orange and reinforce some shadows with a sharp
point violet. We can use yellow and peach for the
the lights on the hair and for the darker shading, black and brown and we tone down the orange with the peach. I desire a background of water with the blue and the green. and she will be sitting on a rock a rock that is coming out of the water. I was telling you how surprised I am
of how good these cheap color feel and draw. One thing to keep in mind
though, is that the main difference between the artist quality colors and the student
or children ones, is the quality of the pigment and its light fastness, that is that the
profesional ones, don’t fade with the light as much as the other ones so they are more permanent for the
years to come. And I add a little bit of red to some parts
of the body, reinforce some shadows with the black… and its ready! Please let me know if you think this challenge
was made successfully. …and if you enjoyed it please
give it a LIKE! share it to your friends and subscribe to Fine Art-Tips. And I will see you
on Tuesday 😉 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

100 comments

  • Rens

    There goes my excuse

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  • DEVJANI CHATTERJEE

    As usual excellent

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  • gargi verma

    More than successful!! Just fantastic

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  • Mehedi Hasan

    super… doesn't matter what u use u r best

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  • Shahzaib Herbert

    🇵🇰Pakistan

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  • Steve Lojikim

    Wow… Always amazing!

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  • arina

    Not bad at all. …!! Love and Kiss from the Netherlands xxx

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  • ko2903

    Beautiful woman!!!!!wow!!!!

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  • That Evil Dude From Minecraft

    Simply perfect!!!

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  • That Evil Dude From Minecraft

    Simply perfect!!!

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  • That Evil Dude From Minecraft

    Simply perfect!!!

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  • Sir Katsuragi

    carai n faço isso nem com lapis de cor caro ;-;

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  • Владлен Аверин

    Wow, nice work with color.

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  • Eric Duchesnes

    Thanks Leonardo for this beautiful drawing !.. 👍 💖 🕊

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  • L3ks4

    It's not the pencil,but the artist himself,that's my theory,and you proved it! Excellente! Aldo i don't draw,i love to watch your videos,keep it up Leonardo!

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  • ramesh patel

    good sir

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  • screamingmimi90

    You are such a wonderful teacher and person.❤️

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  • ASA ALLY

    Excellent Leonardo…..i will stick to my cheap color pencils for more practice.. Thank you for the tutorial

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  • MEVA LAL

    Thank

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  • no name

    Real art is being able to do beautiful things with anything.
    You're the best.

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  • Mike Esders

    your channel is the first one to inspire me to pick up a pencil and draw again after many years without.
    You are an inspiration even to an older person such as myself who has rekindled my passion for drawing.
    Thank you for sharing your talent,

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  • waqar malik

    Definitely a success, made me wanna get my expensive colored pencil set and actually use them. 😅

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  • Bi traeger

    Thank You each and every time

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  • Sascha Ferda

    Really nice!

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  • TheKuddle

    Great piece of art! Wondering how many years of practice it would take to draw like this.

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  • Mateusz Nowak

    Challange: make a drawing using only IKEA pencils :7

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  • Alan Kilkenny

    Great vid Leo.. I'd like to see you do a picture with black to white shading pastel's

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  • richard keller

    Awesome as always. I believe you could take a rusty nail and scratch out a beautiful picture on a flat rock!!

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  • INSPIRED SKILL

    WHEN YOU ARE GOOD IN ART IT DOESN'T REALY METTER WHAT SUPPLIES YOU USE!..BEAUTIFUL DRAWING😍😍👍👏😍👍👍

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  • David Towsey

    You could draw a beautiful picture with a crayon!!!!!! Nice.

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  • becky quick

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her, cheap art supplies in the hands of a skilled artist can work wonders!!!!!!!!!! your proof of it.

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  • Arturo Medina

    ¡Jo, qué guapo! Tienes que dibujar más con lápices baratos.

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  • Allan Engelhardt

    Beautifully executed. It is not the tool, but the artist that makes the art.

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  • Brad Settle

    Me gusta Leonardo. Qué bonito lo dejaste.

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  • C rose Z

    She is regally beautiful! I so enjoy your tutorials…..

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  • Via Von

    Absolutely stunning! I’ve got the highest end CP’s on the market and could never begin to do even an 1/8th as well as what you’ve accomplished here. Well done!! ❤️👏🏻❤️

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  • Doug G

    Daaaaaaaamn! Looks great!

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  • Aleksander Zabadała

    This is quite amazing, proof that not the pencils draw a picture.

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  • Step-by-Step Drawings

    Hi✋ We have a channel with drawings too, come to look🤗😎 sorry for spam😅😊 Your work is awesome!!!😊😲👍

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  • The Art Adventure

    Excellent…
    You used them very well 👌
    Me to trying now to work with limited color…
    This practice is really very good…
    Thanks for sharing…🤗

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  • Christine Bussimaus

    Awesome, it’s not about the tools, it‘s the artist that matters as we can see here again impressively.

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  • lanigirognithemos

    Oh come on you know very well this challenge was met successfully.

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  • Alan Horwell

    Just goes to show, it's not the tools but the person using them

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  • I ran

    cheap but not useless.
    that's what cheap materials should always be like.

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  • Denice K

    Wow, you could draw with mud and it would stunning! You have perfected your craft sir! Well done!!

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  • wasbeen978

    Merci pour la traduction françaises 🙂

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  • Sohni Khan

    You inspired me a lot hats off 🎩

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  • Michael Sherck

    It's the artist more than the tools. Very enjoyable presentation, thank you.

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  • Thistle

    Hey Leonardo , can you do a tutorial on how to draw an oriental Dragon

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  • Jesus Gives Beauty for Ashes

    Just wonderful! Thank you always for your videos, Leonardo! : )

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  • Freya Aldrnari

    I want to study under you…

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  • Lawrence Ambrose

    That was inspirational. It seems some that techniques for pastel painting would easily translate to colored pencil. Yes?

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  • Anna Jordan

    An excellent video ! No reason not to enjoy drawing with colored pencils . Thank you !

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  • DjaRodney Art

    you're so good at it mannn👏👏👏

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  • Bringidon

    hmmmm, lets see how you do using a carrot and a parsnip… to make it easier you can use organic ones.

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  • Alkhami Dess

    Nice

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  • response207

    im not impressed, you've probably used colouring pencils ONCE before =)

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  • Jes Si

    Y is there no LOVE button?

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  • Eddie Nkosi

    Please draw Venom…and it's looks very good and I see u never disappoint. U good man I love your work reminds me of the old paintings

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  • فن مرايا

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  • Gary Baas

    I think you exceeded the challenge. Your talent shines through regardless of the medium.

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  • Eileen Lohrer

    Wonderful. No excuses right!

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  • Art with DM

    try the cheapest indian pencil cause they will be a real challenge the reason why i say htis is because they suck……

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  • E CB

    I enjoyed this video, great work.

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  • Zarah Boeters

    Was this even a challenge for you? So inspiring! Love from a dutch fan

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  • Jamie Ferguson

    Wowza YT channel – slingshot/scared guys #34, first clip, I thought the guy on the left of the screen was you. 😂🤣😂
    Keep up the great tutorials.

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  • Spartan 117

    This hurts from the inside 💔

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  • Manuel Mad Illustrator

    This challenge WAS SUCCESSFUL!! Wonderful job and I'm sorry for the late comment.

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  • Robby Rattu Art

    Mr. Leonardo, I followed your channel for 3 years and now I can draw my own art.. thank you for the inspiring videos you made.. I also made my own art channel now. Greetings from Indonesia.

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  • Keshihan-do けしはん道

    I only carve, but drawing in your style seems intriguing.  Please stop by and see my works.  Hello from Japan!!!

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  • Mike Rodrick

    Watching your drawings come to life never hesitates to make me smile. I doubt there's a challenge you can't fulfill but watching is still a pleasure.

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  • Mohd Sheikh

    I like the simple and clear explanation but can you draw something with ink and a shaving brush.

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  • Sônia Oliveira

    Gostei! Você faz parecer fácil! Brasil

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  • Vormulac1

    Incredible.

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  • EVRY DAY USE

    Very good mate.

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  • Sayan Deb

    Sir i have a request for you

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  • Barbara Von Eitzen

    That was so amazing. I need to practice much more.🤗

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  • John Shaffer

    Very nice

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  • Adelina Abbiati

    here's my challenge to you can you draw a human face using permanent marker?

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  • smoothjazzaxe

    It's very masterful how you use the violet as profusely as you do. It seems like the violet helps make your shadows and shading more natural. That seems to be the case more so than if one had employed grey or black. I shall have to try that. Thank you for sharing

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  • Linda Smith

    success

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  • lavonne carrick

    Beautiful work, however just wondering when and if water is used with w/c pencils. Also was the paper smooth?

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  • Shayma Orabi

    This is amazing .. I enjoy watching your vedios , thank you very much

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  • Walt Pierluissi

    ART IS NOT IN THE SUPPLIES…. Como bien dijera mi abuelo, la enfermedad no esta en la sabana sino en quien esta bajo de ella.!!!! Bueno MUY bueno…

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  • Sidhanth.m Sidhu

    Ossum

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  • Tules G

    Amazing!🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  • Some White

    Impressive!

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  • Arnold Mountain

    Beautiful

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  • DanielTsachev

    Is great

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  • becky quick

    I rewatch this as I am amazed of what can be done with cheaper colored pencils. Please get a 24 or 36 pack of cheaper pencils and do more please. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

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  • becky quick

    Just had to add, this reminds me of a pastel drawing. I like that your not using solvent just the pencil.

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  • I like painting deepika

    you are the great artist😊😊👍👍👏👏🔝🔝

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  • NibillZ Z

    Ggreat

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  • Sketches & Diagrams Art

    It was realy owsom…!!!!!
    You are great sir!!!

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  • Zakee Mirza

    what bequase is this

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  • Syrdk

    You Spanish?

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  • vasiliki Bouzopoulou

    A masterpiece does not depend on the quality of the pencils that are used but on the hand that holds them. So this means you are more than talented

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  • not me

    I could have a billion dollar set and still draw badly 🙁 XD

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  • W H Thomas

    Well done!

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  • N Ξ I K O S

    Mas allá de la calidad de los lápices, todo esta en saber manejar la mano y dominar los colores, todo un maestro!

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