I first attempted them in March 2014. Then I attempted them 7 more times before I felt like I was kinda starting to get it. It wasn’t until my 14th attempt that I would say I did a successful color pencil portrait. Then my next piece after that was the drawing of Laurent from Les Twins, the guy in my first pic in my photoset that you saw me drawing, with the afro lol.
I surprised myself with that portrait…really…it was so overwhelming cause that was when I realized just how talented I was and I was gonna cry..it was such a weird but good feeling lmao.
So my 15th attempt was when I got good, and I’d say I mastered it by my 22nd attempt in November with my Marley drawing. So about 8 months. Thanks for the question, I never even thought about how long it took me to get good at color pencils. You’ll get it if you practice regularly. Don’t quit if it gets frustrating, cause I was TERRIBLE at first. You should see my first try, it looked like a baby scribbled all over a coloring book. Just be patient :)