Students will begin drawing their over-the-top milkshake by first lightly sketching an outline of the milkshake glass and the specific garnishes they have chosen to include in their sweet dessert. Students should use resource images to improve accuracy of scale, proportion, and details when sketching out their milkshake. Before beginning to add any colored pencil, students should make sure their outline drawing fills at least 70% of the drawing paper; if it does not, additional details need to be added.
After students have completed the outline drawing of their milkshake, they will use colored pencils to apply color onto their drawing. (Students will observe a guided demonstration on how to work with colored pencils prior to beginning their own application of color). Students will slowly add color, referencing their inspiration images when necessary.
Important reminders for working with colored pencil:
*Color pencil should be applied in layers for a more dynamic result; it is important to use soft pressure initially.
*Students want to remember that working at a slower, careful pace allows for less errors to be made.
*When working with colored pencil, students should consider how to show a wide range of value within their drawing; specifically, they should focus on included shading and highlighting.
*Color should be added consistently throughout the entire drawing; a high level of craftsmanship should be easily noticeable when the drawing is complete and consistency of color application contributes a great deal to this.