Signs of Spring Sketching Tutorial
Posted on April 06 2021
A sketching tutorial with Goldfaber Color Pencils!
Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial for a sketchbook entry creating observational drawing using Pitt Artist Pens and Goldfaber Color Pencils. I have made a complete materials list for you.
Mixed Media paper, cut to 9 x 6 inches
For today’s tutorial, I chose to draw a birdhouse hung from a tree branch in front of a forsythia bush, a scene from my walk around my neighborhood.
Start with a basic light sketch of outlines using the Grip pencil.
Observe the colors of the tree branches. You'll notice that trees are not just shades of brown. Play with various colors. I chose blue and a reddish brown.
Weathered wood often has very interesting shades. Choose colors based on what you are observing rather than what you think it should be. Use the white Goldfaber pencil to blend the colors.
Start adding the forsythia blooms to the branches. In peak bloom, these bushes are mostly vibrant yellow with tiny bits of green from the small leaves. Choose several shades of yellow and draw the simple droopy petal shapes with the color pencils.
Add some foliage to the base of the page with greens. I like to keep these parts undefined but you can create grassy looks if that’s what you see.
Add a title and some field notes with the black Soft Brush (SB tip) and Extra Superfine (XS Tip) Pitt Artist Pens to finish.
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial with Pitt Artist Pens and Goldfaber Color Pencils. The more you observe, the more you’ll notice unique play of colors. Capture those colors to create rich