Derwent has a new tin of 6 Coloursoft pencils perfect for creating a variety of flesh tones for portrait drawing. The pencils have been selected from the Coloursoft range, their softest ever colour pencils. Derwent worked closely with Bob Ebdon, a professional artist, to create unique projects for three different skin tones using just 6 pencils.
Here is what Derwent say about the Skin Tones set:
It is an ideal set for anyone who has found drawing portraits to be too daunting. The pencils have been carefully chosen to provide balance and versatility, as well as good mixing capabilities. The projects are broken down into easy steps, providing full instructions at every stage for all three of the portraits from the different ethnic backgrounds. There is an outline which can be traced or drawn freestyle for each portrait. Detail is then given on how to build up tone, blend and mix colours. Trying out the techniques time and again will re-enforce the learning and better results will be achieved. The real pleasure is that once the theory has been mastered, the techniques can be transferred to other drawings and projects, the possibilities then become endless!