21 Jan 2022Mont Marte
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Create a wine glass drawing with pencils and graphic fineliners

In this tutorial, we will guide you through how to draw an awesome wine glass that is almost realistic enough to sip on! So, grab some coloured pencils and graphic liners, and follow along as we bring this drawing to life.

Firstly, create the key line using the printable reference drawing under “Resources” on the tutorial webpage. Flip the sheet over and shade the backside with the 6B pencil.

Then, place it shaded side down and tape it into position. Retrace all of the linework onto a sheet of the A3 sketch pad. Be careful not to press too hard as it will cause furrows in the paper that the coloured pencils will not cover very smoothly.

Lightly shade the top portion of the glass with the 6B pencil and gently smooth it into the surface of the paper with a finger.  Remove some of the graphite in the opening of the glass with an eraser and add a highlight line on the right side of the glass using the edge of the eraser.

Next, refine the drawing with a fine ink liner and re-lay all the linework that was transferred. Lay in any extra details as you wish. We have also supplied an image of the finished drawing under the “Resources” tab that you can print and refer to for the colouring stage of this project. 

Lay in the dark tones with the black coloured pencil. Add this tone to the shadows in the bottle, the edges of the trail of wine coming out of the bottle, the dark areas of the wine in the glass and the edges of the glass.

Moving onto the colouring stage, the first colour will be the green of the bottle. The best way to make this shade is by layering the colours to create the tone.  This is sort of like glazing with paint and is called optical blending. 

Start by laying on some Moss green, building the colour up gently for even consistency. For any areas that need to be lighter, just apply a thinner coat of the initial colour. Once the Moss Green is on, you can then lay some Cadmium Yellow over the top.

To create the red in the bottle, you can use a mix of Scarlet and Ultramarine Blue blended over the top. The red wine will look a different shade here as the bottle is green. 

The wine pouring out of the bottle can be laid in with Scarlet. Draw the tone lightly at first and then build it up for the darker areas.

Referring to the colour guide, lay Black in any very dark areas.  Finally, colour the stem of the glass in and shade the bottom side with varying weights of tone.

If you try this project, we'd love to see it! Snap a photo and #montmarteart or tag us on  Instagram or Facebook @montmarteart.

Material List

  • Colour Pencils Signature 24pc
  • Graphic Fineliners Set Premium 7pc
  • Drawing Set Signature 8pc
  • Sketch Pad Signature 150gsm 25 Sheet A3 297 x 420mm (11.7 x 15.5in)

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