Tutorial Downloads

Welcome! The following step-by-step projects are fully illustrated and include the reference photo, line drawing, and clear directions. I hope you enjoy working on the project(s) of your choice as you proceed from outline to finished artwork.  Thank you! -Cynthia

Notes: Once you complete your payment, you’ll receive an email from SendOwl with a link for you to download the tutorial.  (You may download the file up to 3 times.)  If after a few minutes you do not receive an email, please check your junk folders for it.  Files are PDF format. Be sure that the “.pdf” is included as part of the file name. ALSO: it is recommended that the file be downloaded via a computer attached to a printer if you wish to make a paper copy of the tutorial. (If you are downloading the file using a mobile device such as an iphone, ipad, cell phone, the device needs to have a PDF reader application on it. The applications are available to download through Google Play or the Apple store.) If you have any problems, just contact me at cknox1@nycap.rr.com.

Prismacolor Premier pencils are used for all of my projects.  However, if you prefer to use a different brand, NO WORRIES!   Karen Hull sells a pencil conversion chart that matches colors within all of the major brands.  This chart is a great resource for ANY CP TUTORIAL by ANY ARTIST!  Check it out at:  https://www.karenhullart.com/Coloured-Pencil-Conversion-and-Comparison-Charts.php


Wonderment Tutorial – 32 pages – $12.00
The sense of wonder in a child’s eyes when viewing the ocean’s expanse is a treasure for us to behold.  This young girl appears awestruck by nature’s beauty, and it was my pleasure to create a portrait from the visual.  Join me as I show you how to render skin, hair, fabric, and a blurred background.  Included are clear step-by-step directions, a supply list, the project outline, and detailed instruction to advance your current skill level.  Bring this adorable child to life and tag me on social media when you complete it!


Owliver Portrait Small Cover

Owliver Tutorial – 36 pages – $12.00
Meet Owliver!  This elegant owl portrait is set against a beautiful autumn background and would look stunning in your art portfolio any time of year.  Learn how to use Pan Pastels along with colored pencils to create the soft, dreamy background.  We’ll work with just the pencils to render the Ural owl and tree branches.  I’ll take you step by step, feather by feather from beginning to end to create this striking owl and will teach you a variety of techniques along the way.  Included are clear directions with extensive visuals, a supply list, the project line drawing, and detailed instruction to advance your current skill level. 


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Lemonade Tutorial – 24 pages – $12.00
This sweet still life evokes thoughts and memories of hot summer days and children’s lemonade stands.  The white background simplifies the composition and process, and there are some unique and fun textures to bring to life with our pencils.  Join me as I show you how to render lemon interiors and exteriors, the glass pitcher with lemonade inside, leaves, and reflections on a table surface.  Included are clear step-by-step directions, a supply list, the project outline, and extensive instruction to advance your current skill level.  Beat the heat with this cool project!








Alisha Tutorial – 40 pages – $12.00
This sweet young lady’s name is Alisha, and she lives in Nepal.  I was recently asked to draw her portrait by my friends at The Timothy Initiative (www.ttionline.org), a ministry that shares the love of God through its gospel outreach.  I created this tutorial during that process, and there are a lot of textures to be explored throughout this composition.  You’ll learn how to render blurred backgrounds, dark skin with highlights and shadows, sunlit hair, facial features, detailed fabric with folds and patterns, and animal fur.  Included are clear step-by-step directions, a supply list, the project outline, and extensive instruction to advance your current skill level.  I believe you’ll enjoy bringing this adorable young lady and her goat to life and would love for you to tag me if you post it on social media!


Tulips and Lemons Tutorial – 20 pages – $12.00

Lighting, lemons, and loads of textures! This still life offers up vibrant colors along with glossy, grainy, and dimpled surfaces. Join me as I show you how to blend, burnish, and transition colors while you create this lovely colored pencil artwork. Included are clear step-by-step instructions and photos, a supply list, the line drawing, and lots of tips to advance your current skill level. Enjoy working on this vibrant colored pencil project and tag me on social media when you’re done!


Bikul Tutorial – 28 pages – $12.00

Meet Bikul from Nepal! I was recently asked to draw his portrait by my friends at The Timothy Initiative (www.ttionline.org), a ministry that shares the love of God through its gospel outreach. I created this tutorial during that process, and it is packed with all sorts of portrait tips and techniques. You’ll learn how to draw wrinkles, facial hair, different clothing textures, hands, and a blurred background. Included are clear step-by-step instructions, a supply list, the project outline, and lots of info to advance your current skill level. I believe you’ll enjoy bringing this endearing man to life and would love for you to tag me if you post it on social media!



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Ehani Tutorial – 32 pages – $12.00

This adorable little lady’s name is Ehani, and she lives in Nepal.  She is the first of many portraits I will be doing for The Timothy Initiative (www.ttionline.org), a ministry that shares the love of God through its gospel outreach.  For each portrait there will be a step-by-step instructional booklet that I will offer online and at my workshops.  In this portrait project you will learn in 12 steps how to blur backgrounds, create realistic skin and hair textures, contour and highlight facial features, and render a patterned dress with folds and pleats.  Included are clear step-by-step instructions, a supply list, the project outline, and lots of tips to advance your current skill level. I believe you’ll enjoy bringing this sweet young girl to life and would love for you to tag me if you post it on social media sites!


Fly By’s Tutorial – 28 pages – $12.00

This colorful bird portrait is an absolute joy to render with colored pencils!  And if you’ve wanted to try the new creamy PanPastels, here’s your chance since only three PanPastel colors are needed for the entire background.  I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love with this dreamy pastel medium.  Learn how to create fluffy feathers, realistic wood, and facial features with colored pencils as you work your way through the 28-page tutorial.  Included are clear step-by-step instructions, a supply list, the project outline, and lots of tips to advance your current skill level.


Flame Tutorial – 20 pages – $12.00

Dahlias are beautiful flowers to paint, and this one from a castle garden in Ireland is no exception.  Learn how to render each petal, the detailed center, and the jet black background with 15 colored pencils.  Included are clear, step-by-step instructions, a supply list, the project outline, and tips to help you create your own floral masterpiece.


Paws Before Play Tutorial – 24 pages – $12

If you love puppies and kittens, this project is for you!  We’ll work together creating fur that grows in every possible direction.  Short, wispy fur and longer, sleek fur are developed step by step throughout this 24-page tutorial, and I know you’ll be delighted with the outcome.  Included are clear directions with color photos, a supply list, the project outline, and tips to advance your current skill level.


Summer Vacation Tutorial – 20 pages – $12

Ahhh, can you just feel the sun on that sandy beach?!  If you’re in the mood for the seashore and not anywhere near one, join me and create this lovely beachscape in colored pencil.  I’ll lead you through the project step by step and show you how to create clouds, sea grass, sand, flip flops, towel fabric, and that lovely sunlit straw hat.  Included are clear directions with color photos, a supply list, the project outline, and tips to advance your current skill level.


Throwback in Time Tutorial – 12 pages – $12

Do you know any baseball fans who would love to receive this from you?  I’ll lead you through the project step by step and show you how to create soft, distressed leather over the glove and smoothly stretched leather with lace stitching over the ball.  We’ll create a dramatic background and soft wood surface to stage this nostalgic subject properly.  Included are clear directions with color photos, a supply list, the project outline, and tips to advance your current skill level.