This is a 49 page comprehensive coloured pencil tutorial with full step-by-step instructions on how to draw these beautiful Northern Cardinal Birds.


Learn my coloured pencil techniques and tips in creating this beautiful drawing. I share an array of coloured pencil knowledge and my personal technique in creating a lifelike and vibrant drawing. I provide a detailed and comprehensive step-by-step instructional approach ideal for both beginners and intermediate artists looking to improve their techniques.


The tutorial is supplemented with a full 6+ hour video (no audio) demonstrating the entire tutorial so you can watch along and see for yourself following the steps that I took within the booklet.


This drawing was created using Caran d'Ache Pablos, Caran d'Ache Museum Aquarelle, Caran d'Ache Luminance and Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. If you dont have these pencils I have provided a colour swatch guide so you can easily indentify and substitute for your own favourite brand.


This digital download tutorial includes a 49 page PDF tutorial booklet with full step-by-step instructions, and:

- List of materials used Colour swatches (to match up colours to your own chosen brand)

- A guide to pencil strokes and pressures

- Line drawing

- Methods of transferring the line drawing

- Reference photo

- Access to two separate videos demonstrating the tutorial in action, all in 'real time' (nothing sped up) totally over 6 hours.


This is a digital download (no physical product will be shipped) and upon completing checkout you will instantly receive links (as well as by email) enabling you to download your digital products.


The downloaded files consists of:

1) The PDF tutorial booklet

2) Line drawing JPEG

3) High resolution 300dpi reference photo JPEG

4) PDF document with links to access the supplementary videos I hope you enjoy this tutorial.


(Please note: Upon checkout, you will receive a message saying you have 30 days to download your goods. Dont worry if you miss the deadilne - the files are available forever so you can simply email me and I will resend the files to you).

Cardinals Tutorial (#2)

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    All rights reserved. No part of this publication and the accompanying video may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods without prior written permission of the artist.

    Book design, artwork and video produced by Claire Milligan

    Due to the nature of this product, no refunds will be given.