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Leaf Drawing Using Color Pencil

Today I was walking my dog and noticed so many leaves on the ground and thought about the many colors autumn has delivered for us in my area. Then quickly my creative mind went off and decided to show how I draw a color a leaf.

It’s really simple. At the end of this post is a video of my demonstration.

Supplies needed:

  • Crayola color pencils
  • Color pencil paper
  • Leaves for inspiration
  • Some good music!

I found a leaf shape I wanted to color. I cut the paper size and placed the leaf on the paper, then took a pencil and traced it. Yes, I certainly did trace it. Why make things hard, there’s too much going on as is.

Then look at the leaves, each one and get inspired by the colors.

I wanted to show you how crayola color pencils can make lovely drawings. The secret, start with a lightly pressured base color and build up using a circular movement and thatching movement. Layer layer layer!

Below is my color palette inspired by the leaves.

I used this color pencil paper

This drawing isn’t about color an exact replica of a leaf. It’s being inspired by the colors of Autumn. Use your artistic permission to be creative and express yourself.

Keep adding colors…

This is my final drawing using crayola color pencils…

Please try it. Using crayola color pencils are less expensive but the drawing can become very beautiful if you take your time and try different layers and techniques. Stay on your artist budget! But create.

More to come…

Caroline