How to Draw an Apple- Illustration Technique (Color Pencils and Markers)


bjbjLULU 0:01 This video shows my process
for making an illustration. 0:05 I use prismacolor illustration markers for the first layer and
color pencils (prisma once again) and a wax blending stick for the second layer. 0:13
Take a second to observe the colors lying beneath the surface. 1.)Yellow/green/orange
at the top 2.) Orange top/middle 3.) Brownish purple in the shadow on the left. 4.) Strong
red on the right side. Everywhere else (but the red) is lower in chroma (intensity of
color) 0:20- I start my drawing with the yellowed orange marker from prismacolor. I try to match
the undertone. 0:38 I use marker color Apple Green at the top of the apple 0:48 I use the
color Mahogany Red to add the general shape and color of the shadows 1:02 I use the marker
Poppy Red to create the high chroma red on the area next to the highlight. 1:20 Now I
use Tuscan Red to adjust the shadow. This color is a bot deeper than Mahogany Red. 1:28
I add the color Lemon Yellow (for the stem) 1:38 I use the Colored Pencil: French Grey
30% to drop the intensity of the color for the highlight. Highlights are NOT intense
in color. 1:45 I use the colored pencil Goldenrod to get the yellow values towards the top of
the apple. 2:15 I use the colored pencil White to create the bright highlight. 2:25 I use
the color pencil Carmine Red to get the beautiful bright “fire engine red” hue on the side of
the apple. 2:37 I alternated between the colors Canary Yellow and White to define the top
of the apple. 2:54 Tuscan Red is one of the most important colors that you could get in
your palette. It is strong (intense), dark in tone and purplish brown in hue. It is great
for portraits as well! 3:06 I am using the colored pencil Carmine Red again. I am
using it to start my blending so that my drawing does not look segmented. 3:10 I am using the
Tuscan Red again and for the same reason as the previous color. I am trying to blend and
make smooth color transitions. 3:20 For the first time in this illustration drawing, I
am using the color Olive Green to do the shadow of the stem. 3:26 The colored pencil Magenta
is a purplish red which makes a great bridge between the Tuscan Red and the Carmine Red.
3:31 Now, I am using the color Black Cherry which is a bit darker than the Tuscan Red.
This color will help me define the edges a bit more. 3:42 The Prismacolor Art Stix Colorless
Wax Blender is a very handy tool to finish an illustration. All it is, is the wax (the
binder) for the colored pencils without the color. It is an incredible tool for colored
pencil artists. Notice that I blend in the opposite direction as my cross hatching. 4:13
I use a variety of color pencils such as Black, White, Goldenrod, Carmine Red and Olive Green
to finish my drawing. 4:20 I hope that this tutorial helped, if it did, please subscribe
to my channel for more quality art instruction! Thanks! -Merrill Kazanjian 0:01 This video
shows my process for making an illustration Owner Normal Owner Microsoft Office Word Microsoft
0:01 This video shows my process for making an illustration Title Microsoft Office Word
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100 comments

  • Jørgen Lauvsland

    insanely good! I draw a bit myself. but I'm not that good yet …. you can drop by my channel and comment on what I need to improve myself in and give some tips and tricks? thanks! =)

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  • Josh Green

    nice

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  • li2mcmug

    Insanely realistic. Thanks. 🙂

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  • thekillerponce

    u are the…BEST in the…WORLD

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  • platinum476

    Love to take a bite out of that! 😛

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  • danevati

    Do you happen to have a life? by the way that's a compliment! 😀 hahaha nice job!

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  • SW99

    very realistic! We will be drawing fruits and I think this will be a great help!

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  • Rosie Weir

    if it was 3D and i didn't know better i would most likely eat it =)
    Your Welcome and i <3 your art!

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  • spiritshy

    my love for drawing has been renewed, but now i want an apple… 😉

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  • امير الظلام

    wekk done

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  • HUGH WISH

    what again is the thing u used in blending???

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  • TheUnknown921

    wow thats pretty awesome

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  • Teng Wei Wen

    i drawn 1 using only colour pencil and it also look nice but u more smart, u can use marker lol

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  • Epik_Shawol

    i would rather eat your apple 🙂

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  • Vanessa Hernandez

    were you using regular color pencil or prisma?

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  • popcornmind

    Thank you!!! great!!

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  • john johnny

    @puurplefreak9
    prisma markers and pencils used for this.
    thye are really the ONLY choice for an artist

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  • Gen Ventzke

    i can't see. the shadow of the hand is in the way

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  • Emma Morton

    Awesome!

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  • nealart

    I like them apples.

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  • Kuwait

    I skipped the intro, so i thought u DREW the one on the left before, and showd us how to draw it again on the right.. i was like WTF the one of the left is amazing xD

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  • MontMarteArt

    Fantastic Video. I rarely see pencil over marker but it looks great!

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  • SynneDennis

    I'm an artist as well and it was great to see your video as an introduction to this technique.

    Though for future reference I really would appreciate it if you had the light at a different angle so we can see past the shadow of your hand. Great job though.

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  • FugulordHatch

    your apple looks more real than the one to the left

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  • Allan Selberg

    can i just use crayola that shit you got is expensive

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  • koutziee

    Hi there! So pretty. What paper did you use for this?

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  • Ande Bonnen Maxilom

    woooaah your works are amazing man.. and funny haha

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  • the8ofDiamonds

    Try illustrating something without a reference at all.

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  • PrinceCharrrming

    great job!

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  • chrstilen5

    I likes this so much.. that I un-subscribed, so i couls subscribe ;D

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  • jonte3030

    if i would have u as my art teacher in school… Then i would be as good as you, you are awesome!

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  • Autumn Olivia

    Good

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @LuvMySporty22 Thank you so much for watching the video and commenting! -Merrill

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @jonte3030 Thanks jonte3030! Ill do my best to teach you from New York! 🙂

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @chrstilen5 Oh that was SMOOTH!!!!!

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @welcome8784 Thank you so much for watching the video and commenting! -Merrill

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @PrinceCharrrming Thank you so much for watching the video and commenting! -Merrill

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @DamionCrane Thank you so much for watching the video and commenting! -Merrill

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @extremeeXrement1 Its expensive but prismas are worth it!!!!! Sorry about the late reply!

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @SynneDennis Great suggestion and I think that I will try to implement it! Sorry about the late reply! -Merrill

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @LittleMissBanana0 Aww! Thank you so much! And I am sorry for the late reply! 🙂

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @queenofsheba1000 yes, definitely! SORRY about the 5 month late reply. The best place to ask questions in on my latest video. I try to answer everything but it is getting HARD to do that!

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  • Merrill Kazanjian

    @MontMarteArt Thank you SO MUCH. SORRY about the 5 month late reply. I try to answer everything but it is getting HARD to do that! -Merrill 🙂

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  • lol kator

    wow!

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  • SogMosee

    What I really admire about this video besides the fantastically drawn apple is the fact that you take the time to tell us each color and explain the steps. Many great artists on youtube dont that so I humbly thank you for your generosity.

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  • MrRoflcopter87

    Pause at 0:01
    When you see it you will shit bricks.

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  • Euphy Voe

    Apple to Apple

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  • Euphy Voe

    @commonblackman22 dont talk about yourself like that 🙁

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  • Thailahr G

    @commonblackman22 no he doesn't! try to be more nice!

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  • Kenneth Huang

    U know what, at first I have no idea what he is doing with the markers, I think it is not gonna to be realistic. But time proved that I m wrong…what amazing work he had done!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • J. V

    I wanna to eat that apple

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  • Dsh pl

    Will the blender work on crayola

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  • Gregory Bowen Brown

    Wow, that's awesome ! Thanks.

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  • MrDave1208 | Tutorials

    you are the best apple drawer, that's awesome!!!!!

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  • cespedes andrew

    looks like shit to me

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  • Alisha Rodio

    this is the best apple drawing i have seen on youtube so far.. i went out and bought the prismacolor pencils and tried to put the shine on the apple with the white pencil but the white doesnt seem to show at all
    can you tell me why please?

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  • albsurelove

    Simply amazing!!!!

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  • ohbabyohbaby13o489

    Very cool

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  • shauniiixx

    your shadows are wrong :s light comes from the right and your shadow is on the same side :s

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  • honey._b

    :3

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  • Michelle Pha

    8o

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  • Evie Maldonado

    aawesome work and tips dont why i never tried mixing the pencils with the markers lol

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  • Fatima Hussain

    I wonder what ur childhood coloring books looked like?

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  • tyrannus basilton grimm pitch

    wow, i thought it was real

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  • lsmaassable

    idk the edges are too sharp 🙁

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  • aaron balanay

    wow its look like real!

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  • miguel cama levano

    nice

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  • aleksasha

    Что это за фломастеры такие? Никогда не видела таких!

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  • Drexter Pros Garcia

    thanks for sharing. it gives me more idea. =)

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  • Adam Jarvis

    crilley's better

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  • Ghost

    gay

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  • Stefanny Tamara

    love prima colors i would like to know where i could buy them in u.s.a cause i´m from Ecuador and they stopped selling those have no idea why thank you

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  • StarlightKY

    wow…..just..wow

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  • Shinesketches

    Wow thats what a blending stick is? Thats really cool… Imma have to get one one day

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  • Pamela Michel

    You make it look so easy

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  • Tsion Zenebe

    Ae

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  • Glen Derksen

    G'day Mate, Can you tell me what surface you prefer to use with prismacolor pencils?
    Cheers

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  • Lil Ari

    Wow they both look good enough to eat

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  • lavioleteira72

    ADORABLE APPLE

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  • Drawing Stack

    very nice reference!!

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  • Shraboni Sarkar

    Really pause at 4:48 to 4:49

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  • Gtpaokara Tsalko

    bet-juniors.blogspot.gr/

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  • Angel

    Excellent!

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  • Art craft

    Hey Nice video i too have made a tutorial on how to draw a apple please do have a look at it and let us know valuable reviews
    switch on to : "colornpencil" and subscribe to our channel for more videos on various objects and characters

    thank you

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  • Taylor

    Great tutorial, what brand of markers are you using?

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  • Manal hammodi

    So i gotta do mine in colored pencil only , it's not getting dark, i've used different kinds of colored pencil but it's not working !! . What should i do ?

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  • Cass Hall

    Wow that's awesome! so realistic!

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  • HungerGamesVictor

    Reality check: not everyone has a blending stick!!!!

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  • Spinning and Woolcrafts

    You should block in the white shapes first, actually, so they are under the red. Then go back at the end and do them again. Also good paper is just as important as the pencils. He was using a paper with more tooth, so it was easier.

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  • yossef edery

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  • Thuc Vu

    in what direction do you color?

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  • Floyd Mayweather

    cool

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  • Valentino Spadoni

    How i draw olives – Come disegno le olive .mp4

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  • KADLYNAZ UGANDA

    bueatful style of paintin

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  • **

    you re so good! nice!

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  • Afaque Jamal

    ":O

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  • Afaque Jamal

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  • h shafi

    معرکه است مرسی

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  • Alexander Alexandrin

    I really doubt that the real red apple can have so dark shadow on the left :/.

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