In a recent colored pencil class, I demonstrated a variety of brands. Each one of them gives a totally different look to your work. Here are examples of my personal favorites.
Colored pencil can create luminous effects and subtle hue shifts. Arlene Steinberg shows how to achieve these with an Icaraus Art heated drawing board.
Scumbling (a colored pencil technique) offers control and very smooth, even application where you don’t see any strokes. Learn more in this free article!
Don’t let the title fool you; even if you’re experienced with this medium, you may learn something new.
Striking. Powerful. Thought-provoking. As I browsed through the seventh edition of Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, I found myself pausing on every page to take it all in--the details, the colors and the depth of the drawings.
G’day mates! While we’ve introduced to you artists and techniques from all over the U.S., it’s always a thrill to go international and feature exciting things going on in the art world in Europe, China, and today, Australia. If you haven’t heard of it yet, allow me to introduce you to a hugely popular...
Congratulations to the 131 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2015 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 8: Expressive Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Strokes 8 Winner Notification” no later than Friday, September...
Love to draw with colored pencils? Lee Hammond shares three unexpected surfaces on which to create colored pencil art.
Kelly Hoernig, author of Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media, explains some basic colored pencil techniques in this exclusive excerpt.
Inspirational and aspirational: Our goal is to be both of those things when we’re putting together an issue of Drawing. Inspirational isn’t usually a problem–we come across so many wonderful artists it’s hard not to be inspired. But the aspirational part can be daunting. Some artists seem so incredibly talented that even thinking about approaching their...
If you plan it well, you could create botanical art en plein air in just about any medium, but colored pencil is a convenient way to capture the beauty of flowers and plants.