Hi friends, I have been playing with Derwent Lightfast pencils a lot over the past couple of months. I started off with the more affordable set of 12 colors to see if I liked them before investing in more. I thought it would be good to share a finished drawing using only 8 colors from the 12 set. That way if you are also curious about these pencils you could have a project to try without a huge investment. Feel free to use ANY colored pencils you have though, I just thought it would be helpful for those considering the lightfast range (the price is not for the faint of heart LOL!)
This took about an hour and a half to draw. If you are interested, a real time narrated tutorial is up in Critique Club. Critique Club is a group were you have access to dozens of real time tutorials in various media that are longer and more advanced than what I post on my blog and YouTube and I add 2 new lessons every month! Plus you can upload up to 2 paintings a month for a critique from me. If you are interested in growing your artistic skills this year please consider joining!
Supplies (Affiliate links used)
- Derwent Lightfast Pencils (set of 12)
- Stonehenge Paper 5″x7″
- Brush & Pencil Titanium White and Touch Up Texture
- Solvent (Gamsol)
- The pencil sharpener I tried
- Reference photo
More Fun Stuff Happening Today!
If you are online at 2pm Eastern time I am doing a live premiere of a cardmaking workshop! It’s free, you can check out the watch page on YouTube. You will be able to chat with me and other crafty friends in the live chat area. I already have a detailed supply list in the video description over there if you want to gather supplies and craft along too! It should be a good time! This free workshop will be all about using what you have (stickers, stencils, stamps etc.) to create some beautiful, vintage inspired greeting cards. These techniques can be used for art journal pages and collage too! You can always hang out and chat during the live time (2-3:30pm ET) and craft later as well! I’ll be there to answer any questions you might have about substituting products because I’m sure you have stuff that will work instead. Hope to see you there and happy crafting!