Native of Russia, Veronica Winters was born in 1976 in Smolensk Region. She has spent her childhood living in Zelenograd, a suburb of Moscow known for its electronic industry. Veronica always thought of herself as an artist but with the collapse of the Soviet Union she pursued a different career and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Zelenograd Business College, a joint venture of the Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering and the University of Tulsa. In 1995-1996 she was awarded a full-ride scholarship and studied at the University of Tulsa for two semesters.
Veronica and her husband immigrated to the United States in 1997. Only in the United States Veronica could fully explore her artistic abilities and started taking courses first at the Tulsa Community College and then in 2003 completing her Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree at the Oklahoma State University. From the very beginning colored pencil was Veronica’s medium of choice and she has shown formidable skill. Her colored pencil works has always displayed astonishing detail and vivid colors.
In 2005 Veronica completed her M.F.A. degree in painting at the Pennsylvania State University. Veronica also took figurative art classes at the Art Students League of New York and the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City in 2008-2012. Today Veronica paints in her studio as well as teaches art. Veronica currently teaches at the Art Alliance of Central PA and the Galaxy, art-in-education program in Pennsylvania. She always welcomes new students to study painting and drawing in her studio.
Here is a great step by step colored pencil demonstration by artist Veronica Winters.
During this video tutorial, Veronica will share lots of tips and techniques for creating a stunning colored pencil drawing.
Veronica uses colored paper for her drawings as it speeds up the drawing process and makes her drawings appear brighter and more vibrant.
She uses smooth paper that doesn’t have much tooth to it. She uses Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. These are a high quality colored pencil with a lot of pigment in them. Well worth the investment if you are looking to produce vibrant high quality work like Veronica’s.
She is working from a reference photo that she took in Italy.
She begins with a drawing that she lays out using a graphite 2HB Pencil. She lays in the drawing very lightly as she doesn’t want the graphite to show through in lighter areas of her finished piece. After finishing her initial drawing, she will smooth out harsh lines with a kneaded eraser. While she is creating her initial drawing, she is focusing on creating a great composition.
Prismacolor is a popular brand of professional artist supplies offering a variety of products including colored pencils, markers, pastels, charcoal and graphite. In this post, the folks over at Dick Blick will be discussing the popular colored pencil products that Prismacolor offers: Colored Pencils, Verithin and Art Stix.
The Art Stix are available in 48 colors. The Colored Pencils are available in 132 colors. The Verithin Pencils are available in 32 colors. The great advantage to these products is the consitency. Meaning, an Indigo color in the Art Stix line is the same as an Indigo in the Verithin line.
The Art Stix is essentially a woodless colored pencil. It can be used straight from the box without sharpening. It has the same beautiful consistency as the Colored Pencils. You can produce a variety of different marks with the Art Stix by utilizing the various edges and points. Thin lines, thick lines, delicate or bold are all possible. They are also great when producing large works of art as it is easier to cover larger areas.
The Verithin Pencil is an artist quality hard formulation. This means it will hold a nice sharp point and is excellent for fine lines and detailed work. These would be an ideal pencil if you are a Wildlife Artist for instance and need to draw convincing fur and hair…
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Sheri Lynn Boyer Doty CPSA -Biography 2010
Sheri Doty received a B F A degree in 1972 from the University of Utah with a painting and drawing emphasis. Having experimented with non-representational styles during her student years, Sheri preferred classic realism as thought by professor Alvin Gittons. He and the professors, under whom she studied, emphasized strong drawing and painting skills. Sheri is a faculty member of Salt Lake Community College and Peterson’s Art center where she teaches Fine Art and Design.
Sheri’s paintings have earned her awards in regional, national and international art exhibitions and invitational shows including purchase awards and permanent museum acquisitions. Sanford Corporation has used her artwork to showcase its PRISMACOLOR colored pencil product line internationally. Sheri is a charter member and signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America [C.P.S.A.].
Sheri’s artwork has been published in numerous books including The Encyclopedia of Colored Pencil Techniques by Quarto Publishing, London England;Most of The Best of Colored Pencil series by Rockport Publishers, Creative Colored Pencil Techniques by Rockport Publishers, Creative Colored Pencil Portraits byri’s art work is included is Rockport Publishers and The Best of Portrait Painting by North Light Books, Dear Sisters by Covenant Communications Inc. Sheri’s artwork is published on book covers, in newspapers, periodicals, and exhibit catalogues.
The technique to using water-soluble pencils is up to the individual artist’s imagination. There is no wrong way to use these pencils, except to avoid over saturating paper with water, which can lead to tearing, especially when using light weight paper. Artist grade watercolor paper is recommended, rather than drawing paper.
An alternative to watercolor paper is cold press illustration board, which is a thick, high rag content paper similar in thickness to cardboard. It has what artists call, tooth, which means that the surface is textured and not smooth. The textured surface will absorb water better, allowing for greater artistic control.
I was born and raised in Sacramento, CA, USA, where it gets very very very HOT in the Summer. WAY too hot. I played the piano, took tap dancing lessons, did my homework, and spent a lot of time sitting directly in front of the air conditioner.
I always liked to ‘color’, and in the third grade I won a coloring contest sponsored by a local coffee shop. My prize was a banana split, a bank radio and FIVE whole dollars.
You could make money just for coloring? The seed was planted.
I started drawing back in 2000. One morning I picked up a pencil, some computer paper and started to draw an image from a folder I had by me. This was an Anime (Japanese animation or cartoon) that I liked back then. I was drawing that and other images from reference photos until 2003 when I created my first original character.
During the summer of 2003, I started to work on story lines and comics wile developing more of my style. I went into High School in the fall of 2003 and took more advanced art classes. I learned to improve my realism skills and began to enjoy it more and more. I worked realism into my style as my pencil and colored pencil skills got better. The art classes also taught me to work with watercolors, temperas, pastel, and charcoal. At that time, I developed more characters and stories for my comics.