Coloured Pencil Blog

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May 21, 2022

How to use watercolour pencils

Learn how to use watercolour pencils and try a simple beginners tutorial

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May 18, 2022

Pan pastels

Pan pastels and their addition to your coloured pencil drawings

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May 07, 2022

Derwent pencils comparison and reviews for artists

Derwent pencils - learn about the variety of coloured pencils from Derwent in the UK and how to use them in your art

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Apr 12, 2022

Fixative spray for coloured pencils. Is it safe?

Cautionary notes to read before using fixative spray on your coloured pencil artwork.

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Apr 12, 2022

What is colour theory for coloured pencil artists

What is colour theory and why should coloured pencil artist be aware of it? How can it help you choose the best colours for your drawing.

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Apr 06, 2022

Landscape drawing in colour pencil

Landscape drawing in colour pencil - tips and tutorials for areas such as skies, trees, bricks, stones and tiles

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Apr 03, 2022

Does wax bloom affect your coloured pencil drawings?

What is wax bloom and how can you prevent and remove it from your coloured pencil drawings?

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Apr 02, 2022

Pastel pencil drawing

Pastel pencil drawing step by step - Annecy Reflections - created for Caran d'Ache

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Mar 30, 2022

Coloured Pencil Brands

A look at the coloured pencil brands available in the UK. How they differ and how lightfast they are.

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Mar 22, 2022

Colour comparison charts for pencils

Colour comparison charts for colour pencil brands - how to follow a tutorial with different brands

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Mar 18, 2022

A realistic drawing of a cat for you to try

Tutorial - try a realistic drawing of a cat using colour pencils and learn how to draw eyes and fur texture

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Mar 14, 2022

Planning a Still life pencil drawing - 8 points to consider

The best way to plan a still life pencil drawing is by starting with the basics - learn how to arrange your objects and create a realistic piece of artwork

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Mar 14, 2022

Coloured pencil techniques

Coloured pencil techniques for manipulating the colour on the paper surface including indenting, resist, scratching, polishing and many more

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Mar 14, 2022

Skills for coloured pencil art

Coloured pencil art - the basic skills required for creating stunning works of art in coloured pencil

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Mar 05, 2022

Using watercolour brushes with aquarelle pencils

Watercolour brushes - which are best for watercolour pencils and how do I use them?

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Jan 02, 2022

How to paint water with coloured pencils

How to paint water with coloured pencils - a discussion and step by step of a woodland stream coloured pencil piece

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Dec 26, 2021

Simple coloured pencil still life tutorial of a bowl of fruit

Beginners coloured pencil still life tutorial - learn the strokes and unique layering technique used in coloured pencil artworks

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Dec 23, 2021

How to use tracing paper to transfer your photo to your drawing

Learn how to use tracing paper to get the outline on your drawing paper ready to draw with coloured pencils

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Dec 23, 2021

How to use the grid method to plot out your drawing

Grid method drawing and other transfer techniques to get the outline onto your drawing paper

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Dec 18, 2021

Three tips for drawing clouds and skies with coloured pencils

Tips for drawing clouds and making them look realistic in your coloured pencil artwork. Discover how felt can help you create fluffy clouds

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Dec 15, 2021

How to use a color wheel for your coloured pencil drawings

How to use a colour wheel to create beautiful coloured pencil art using harmonious colour schemes with contrast in value and colour temperature

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Dec 13, 2021

Pastel pencil sharpening

Pastel pencil sharpening - how to use a craft knife to ensure sharp points on your pastel pencils without wasting pigment

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Dec 13, 2021

What are complementary colours

How to use complementary colours in your coloured pencil artwork to get depth and dimension.

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Dec 12, 2021

How to draw trees in watercolour pencil

Draw trees using watercolour pencil techniques - basic steps for two step by step landscape drawing tutorials

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Nov 06, 2021

Composing coloured pencil drawings

Composing coloured pencil drawings - a step by step example

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