Sketching Pastéis de Belém with Markers

Pastéis de Belém inspires 2 artists: watch a marker drawing done on site in Lisbon, Portugal of these lovely egg custard tarts. the star dessert of the city! Using alcohol based markers, a bright, colorful marker drawing is shown from beginning to end. Drawing by Teaching Artist Cat Huang with commentary from Art Prof Clara […]

Colored Pencil: Drawing Monkey Bread

See a drawing demo on how to draw monkey bread with colored pencil. Learn how to approach a scene with varied textures and layered patterns. Methods for using colored pencil include how to layer and build up color, how to choose what colors to create the sense of light in the scene, and more are […]

Colored Pencil Drawing: Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

See how to draw Sarah Bernhardt cookies with colored pencil! Drawing techniques of how to use several reference photos to create a number of thumbnail sketches in order to figure out the composition, and then transferring this to the final drawing are explained. Methods for using colored pencil include how to layer and build up […]

Colored Pencil Drawing: Sexy Bread

Who knew that there are bread rolls that wear lingerie! Watch this drawing demo of sexy bread rolls, showing how to draw with colored pencil and crayons on black watercolor paper. Techniques for drawing small details like the lace in the “bread lingerie” as well as showing the round form and saturated color of the […]

Colored Pencil Drawing: Tea & Scones

See colored pencil techniques for drawing a scene of tea and scones. Techniques shown in colored pencil include how to layer colors, how to create gradients and blend to get specific colors, and how to create a balance of saturated and muted colors, and more. Demo led by Art Prof Clara Lieu. Watch the 1 […]

Painting Bread: Watercolor

See the process of watercolor painting AND baking sourdough bread! This video weaves together how a grandmother baking sourdough bread inspired a watercolor painting. (Prof Lieu’s mother in law, the “Bread Fairy.”) By showing and explaining the painting process, the artist comes to see that the bread is much more that just a loaf of […]

Food Illustration in Soft Pastel

This video demonstrates how to illustrate a plate of cookies using soft pastel. Starting with a quick thumbnail sketch, decisions about composition, creating depth and emphasis are discussed. Techniques shown in soft pastel include how to layer colors, how to create gradients and blend to get specific colors, and how to create a balance of […]