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COLOURED PENCILS - WATERCOLOUR PENCILS - PASTEL PENCILS

Over 150 detailed pages of information for beginners and improvers to help you develop your skills

PENCIL TOPICS

OCTOBER 2017    

WILL ALL READERS PLEASE NOTE

This is the OLD version of the topics web site.

It has been archived here at www.colouredpenciltopics.co.uk

as it contains old tutorials and charts no longer included in the new build of the site. This site is no longer updated

ANN KULLBERG Books and Tutorials

BOOKS

KITS

DVDs


Over in the USA, a good friend of  ‘Pencil Topics’ runs a superb tuition facility

with a wide range of books, DVDs and Coloured Pencil Kits.


ANN KULLBERG

 is probably the best tutor for anyone wanting more information on portraiture with coloured pencils.

Her web site is worth a good look and includes tutorials by a number of other excellent artists

covering a wide range of  subject matter


She runs a monthly magazine on-line

and also publishes books by other authors

To give you an indication

of the quality of the tuition, Ann has kindly agreed to let me include the first part of a tutorial she has produced to teach the working of

‘Sweethearts’

a still life picture of a pair of cherries.


The complete tutorial is available free from Ann’s web site if you use the link here



You will need to go through the complete checkout procedure

( cost is zero), and give Ann some information about yourself in exchange for the complete tutorial.

Don’t worry, she won’t shower you with Spam mail.

http://annkullberg.com/products/cherry-plum-free-tutorial

Before you start this exercise,, bear in mind that Ann’s teaching is based in the USA where Prismacolor pencils are the ones most easily found in stores.  

The colours she lists are all Prismacolor, a brand which are not readily available in Europe.

Alternative colours are found in other brands like Faber Castell Polychromos and Caran d’Ache Pablo but will not be identical.

There are charts available showing up to date lists of near comparable colours .  Unfortunately, the original Bob Ebdon charts which were featured in ‘Pencil Topics’ are now pretty much out of date.

HOWEVER, I will include a guide to some near equivalents used in this section of the tutorial,  at the foot of this page.

If ever you are working a tutorial in book or kit from authors who use Prismacolor pencils, then the purchase of a set of

up to date comparison charts from someone like  Karen Hull will prove to be money well spent


To see the final stages of this exercise, please log on to Ann Kullberg’s website ( Link to tutorial here )

and see how you can download the complete tutorial and image reference file

If you do not have, and cannot get, the Prismacolor pencils listed above, and you wish to try this exercise using European made / other branded pencils,  the nearest equivalent colours I can trace ( August 2015 ) are as shown below.   Some similar colours are grouped for convenience in listing, but are generally shown in the order used in the tutorial above.

These alternatives have been taken from my own collection and comparative lists I have.  I do not own the full set of Derwent Artists and many of these alternatives are not really close in colour the the Prismacolor original shades anyway .

If you do have a full set of Polychromos, Pablo or Derwent Artists pencils - or any other brand, and want to use those for this exercise,

I suggest you download the colour chart from Prismacolor and do your own match of colours to the pencils you have.  

They won’t be a perfect match for the colours in your box, but they will give you an idea of the colours required..

Alternatively,  

I have saved a hand made listing from 2009 from the  DeviantArt site which is a particularly good one.  See the pdf file here

Prismacolor

F/C Polychromos

CDA Pablo

Derwent Artists







French Grey 30%


Beige

French Grey


French Grey 50%


Brownish Beige



French Grey 70%


Possibly sepia



Light Umber

Bistre

Light Ochre

Bronze


Dark Green


Dark green



Sienna Brown

Burnt Sienna

Cinnamon

Venetian Red


Clay Rose



Clay Rose or Mars Violet

No real equivalent

Dark Umber

Dark Sepia


Chocolate


Black

 Black

Ivory Black

Ivory Black


Burnt Ochre

Sanguine

Russet

Autumn Leaf


Golden Rod

Terracotta

Hazel

Sunset Gold


Lime Peel


Khaki green



Apple Green

Permanent green


moss


Terra Cotta


Brown ochre

claret


Olive Green


Spruce green nearest



Marine Green




No equivalent

Jasmine

Naples yellow

Naples Yellow

Straw Yellow


Peach

Light flesh

Granite rose

Salmon

Pale Vermillion

Chartreuse


Spring green



Spring Green

Possibly light green

Possibly yellow green



Celadon Green


No equivalent



Canary Yellow

Light chrome yellow

canary yellow

Buttercup yellow







Iight green


Jade green








As you will quickly see from the above listing, there are a lot of unique colours in the Prismacolor range, but then there are similar unique colours in all the other pencil ranges, so this is nothing new.

This does not stop you working the picture with Polychromos, Pablo, Derwent Artists, or any other brand.

You simply have to aim for the nearest colours you have.  

Your end result will not be the same, but will be YOUR version of the picture, and you will have learned a lot in the process

Above is the colour range for Prismacolor pencils at the time of preparing this topic

THIS PAGE WILL BE OF PARTICULAR

INTEREST TO OUR USA BASED READERS

THOUGH  ANN’S TEACHING

IS WORLDWIDE