HOW I DRAW PORTRAITS WITH COLORED PENCILS | BASIC TIPS


hey guys welcome back today I’m going to
be drawing this picture I found of Amandla and King princess. I also want
to talk about how I currently draw portraits with colored pencils. So I
normally use prismacolor premier color pencils – just their regular set, not the
portrait set or any other special sets they have, because honestly I have the 48
pack and it’s enough colors and I don’t know, it’s it’s honestly enough for me.
and I really like this brand because their lead is soft and so it makes
blending a whole lot easier and it just gives a nice smooth finish to your
drawing. so as you can see here, I already have an outline drawn. so now that I’m
going in with color I usually like to start off by shading in a section of the
face with my base color. so for darker skins this is usually a light brown or a
tannish color, really depending on how dark the skin is. so a good way to gauge
what your base color should be is to look at the lightest shade that you can
find in the person’s skin. it’s always good to start off as a light shade and
to shade lightly because it’s easier to build up layers as you go with Amandla’s portrait, you’ll find me
constantly going in with like light shades of purple and some shades of dark blue and also like some magenta, because I feel like those are her undertones. for
darker skins in general, I would say that they have cooler undertones, I feel like.
I feel like I see more, like, blue and purple, so I try to incorporate that into
the portrait to create and add depth to her face and also to make her skin look
more flesh toned. adding in these undertones really just transforms the
piece from 2d to more 3d and realistic. it also gives some character to the
piece which I like. okay, now on to drawing King princess – so when I draw lighter-skinned times I typically use peachier colors and warmer
tones overall – it’s a contrast. so you’ll see me use a lot of pinks, peach, pastel hues of that sort. and some green. and maybe a little lavender for shadows. When drawing hair, I like to think of it as a mass so I’ll block in the darker colors first. and then go in with lighter colors where the light will hit because I think this produces a more realistic effect. Lastly, I’ll go in and draw the smaller individual strands of
hair. it may also be helpful to divide the hair up into sections so that it’s
easier to tackle. anyways, that’s all I have for now thank
you so much for watching. if you have any comments, feel free to leave them below
and I will get back to you as soon as possible

9 comments

  • lovely luci

    i stan talent 🀩 thank you for always giving us wonderful contentπŸ’›

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  • Liv Karlsson

    looooove it!! πŸ’˜

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  • rose

    could you just make a video ab drawing eyes? lol i really like the way you draw them πŸ’ž

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  • Amy's Arty Corner

    Brilliant video! This really helped me 😊

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  • Studio Mensis

    so cute πŸ™‚

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  • Suga Xiu

    I love your technique with the color pencils… I have to draw a portrait for my art club and I’m gonna try your way out thx <3

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  • Haruni Suresh

    hey, I really loved your artworks ….. you are really a blessed one ……please make some detailed tutorial on how you draw the face and all details …

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  • Bullet Ride

    could you please make a video about how to draw eye …if i got every thing right when i draw portrait but when i draw eyes it ends up in destroying my art…. please help

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