Val Webb - House Sparrow1

Online course:
Birds in Colored Pencil
Starting August 23
8 Lessons – work at your own pace

With step-by-step guidance, learn to create “gentle pencil” foundation drawings and then layer rich colors on top to create elegantly detailed, illustration-quality colored pencil images. This course uses detailed video demonstrations of technique, step-by-step illustrated printables and personal feedback on completed projects. New lessons post every Tuesday on our class website for eight weeks, but you have four full months to complete the material. We’ll mix up classical drawing theory with a dose of natural history, with topics including drawing feather texture, drawing birds in flight, shading for highlights and shadows, color blending, basic bird anatomy, drawing birds of prey, drawing backgrounds and habitat, drawing birds’ eggs.ย  No experience necessary, and the supply list is quite basic — the list will be available for printing or download by June 1. Pre-registration is required, and is payable by check or PayPal. To sign up, email me directly at

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