Colored Pencil Apple Drawing

AppleDid you know that good colored pencils can actually blend together like oil pastels do? I didn’t until I purchased some new supplies.
1. Demonstrate a simple line drawing of an apple sitting on a table and ask your students to draw their own, in pencil.
2. Show students how to “glaze” a drawing by coloring the different layers needed for this apple. Fill the apple shape first with white colored pencil, then a layer of yellow (leave a highlight spot) then orange, and finally red.
3. Add detail such as the stem and background.
This apple was drawn by a second grader.

One Response

  1. Angela
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    I agree on quality pencils! I just splurged on a 72 pencil set from Prismacolor. My husband almost killed me (he knows they cost almost $200), but was relieved to see I got a great deal on Amazon. I showed him how cheap colored pencils make a mess, but my prismacolor pencils are clean and blend beautifully.
    http://satorismiles.com/2009/03/07/family-drawing/

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