Colored Pencil Favorite Things: Preclass

Welcome to the preclass lesson!

You may find yourself humming along with Julie Andrews, even if just in your head, as we go through our lessons. And that’s not such a bad thing, right?

Before we start…a little housekeeping

I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…

  1. Do not sell or give away the concepts from my classes – you may not re-teach my instruction contained or created within these lessons.
  2. Do not post a video tutorial or step by step photo tutorial of your own redraw of class content.
  3. Do not repost any handouts you receive in class.

However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.

  1. DO make your own designs and develop your own style! I love that!
  2. DO gift your creations made with these techniques, of course!

At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.


In this course, Faber Castell’s Polychromos colored pencils  are used – you can use other brands, and even other colors than the ones shown!

The colors in this course are pictured below, so if you have another brand, you can find compatible colors. Or if you’ve always wanted to try these pencils, I kept the list down to a minimum for you!

You don’t have to swatch your colors but in case you’d like to, the file below is downloadable here.

Class supplies

  1. Colored pencils:
    1. Polychromos / Polychromos Hex Chart
    2. Prismacolor/ Prismacolor Hex  Chart
    3. Luminance / Luminance Hex  Chart
  2. Paper: Stonehenge BLICK AMZ  
  3. White snow options:
    1. White Signo Uniball Pen BLICKAMZ
    2. Presto Jumbo
  4. Kneaded Eraser
  5. A few sharpener options:
    1. Afmat Long Point Pencil Sharpener 
    2. Dahle Chubby Pencil Sharpener
    3. Quietsharp Pencil Sharpener:  BLICK  • AMZ 
  6. White artist tape, 3/4”


Quick links to share your work wherever you like:

Artventure Community

An active art community run by Sandy – and you’ll be right in her pocket for quick feedback and answers to questions! Free to join.

Student Facebook Group

Our closed group is a safe place to share for those in all our classes who love the ‘book! Activity isn’t as high there, since most moved to Artventure.

Social media & blogs

Post wherever you like to share, and let your friends know which class you’re taking. They might like it too!