ILLUSTRATING A STORY – Coloured Pencil Techniques, Repetition

Students examine the work of several illustrators, write their own story and use a variety of coloured pencil techniques to illustrate part of it.

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ILLUSTRATING A STORY – Coloured Pencil Techniques, Repetition


  • Crayola Coloured Pencils, 24 Count
  • Crayola marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Pencils
  • Ball Point Pens - 1 per student
  • Erasers


Step 1
  1. Select the part of your story you want to illustrate.
  2. Make 4 thumbnail sketches of different ideas.
  3. Choose the idea you like the best.
Step 2
  1. Use a pencil to draw the composition on a piece of paper.
  2. Remember to repeat lines and shapes.
  3. Check to see that your eye travels easily from one part of your drawing to another.
Step 3
  1. Paper clip your drawing to your good paper.
  2. Trace over the details using a ball point pen.
  3. Press hard to make impressed lines on the good paper.
Step 4
  1. You used the impressed line technique to prepare your drawing.
  2. Use at least 4 other coloured pencil techniques to colour the drawing.
Illustrated Crayon Character