Practice with Colored Pencil
Bananas on White Paper
In this colored pencil lesson, you'll be applying the techniques learned in
to a still life drawing of bananas. Here's what you'll need:
• White drawing paper or bristol paper
• Pencils: brown, white, light yellow, dark yellow, light green, and light blue
• Regular drawing pencils
• Pink pearl eraser
• 3-5 bananas
2. To color the bananas, begin by using the yellow pencil. You may even choose several different shades of yellow and blend them together.
3. Next, begin applying the other colors you see in the bananas. Chances are the bananas aren't perfectly yellow; most have varying shades of brown and green as well. You can use any of the techniques you practiced: hatching, cross-hatching, contour hatching, stippling, etc. to apply the color.
The bananas in the drawing below have been colored by laying down alternate layers of yellow, brown, green, and even white. Be sure to indicate the shadows between the bananas as well as the shadow on the surface under the bananas. You can color the surface shadow light blue.
You did it! Great job!! Don’t forget to sign your artwork! Choose a color that’s in your drawing and sign your name in the lower right or left-hand corner.