Tips from top colored pencil artists on the best tools, creating luminous drawings and utilizing unusual techniques to create vivid and compelling effects.
The following article by Dan Gheno, about the pros and cons of various drawing materials, appears in the winter 2017 issue of Drawing magazine. You can see the full list of articles in the issue, and you can get your copy here or download a digital version here. You can also subscribe to Drawing. ~~~ How Different Materials...
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.
Mark Menendez, who teaches colored pencil techniques at ArtistsNetworkTV, is here to share some tips on how to draw a cat.
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.
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!