There. Is a lot I have to learn.
And based on one of the trees last week, I apparently can learn from watching videos, so that is what I am going to try this week. McCrae Fine Art on YouTube has several how-tos with good reviews, and she is working with colored pencils (at least in the series I have started with), which is an area I know I need to improve.
Although she does OK stating which number it is in the video itself, they are not clearly labeled, so it was hard to tell where to start. I did figure it out and started with this video about creating even layers.
Here are my results:
-a better way to do darker shades — by lingering rather than pushing down harder on the pencil
-a better way to HOLD the pencil
I am wondering if some of these – especially in regards to shading – can work with regular pencils as well. I shall have to try it out!
Look, as someone who really has not had good luck in following video tutorials, t his I could do. Is it the best out there? The worst? I have no idea. It probably falls somewhere in between. However, she’s got a lot of good reviews and positive comments, plus I can follow it, and isn’t that a mark of a successful how-to video?
I think there are enough of these that it will carry me through the week, with the next one about layering with additional colors.