Tips from top colored pencil artists on the best tools, creating luminous drawings and utilizing unusual techniques to create vivid and compelling effects.
If you want to take your colored pencil art to the next level, there are a variety of tools and techniques you'll want to use to improve your work.
Learn how you can use colored pencil and pastel together for drawing realistic birds and butterflies.
Artist Janie Gildow offers a step-by-step demonstration of colored pencil techniques for drawing an owl on a black surface.
A quick tip for painting with acrylics for beginners! Learn two ways to thin acrylic paint for art in this snippet from Nancy Reyner.
Colored pencil artist Gary Greene demonstrates how to render an orchid step by step, using underpainting with solvents and burnishing.
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.
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!
An art critique of the colored pencil still life, Back Porch Memories, by artist Cheryl Metzger. Learn what works, and apply it to your art.
Don’t let the title fool you; even if you’re experienced with this medium, you may learn something new.