Coloured Pencil Blog

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Aug 19, 2021

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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Aug 01, 2021

Nesting Swans step by step

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Jul 05, 2021

Coloured pencil backgrounds

coloured pencil backgrounds that add to your artwork. Various methods of creating interesting backgrounds.

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Jul 05, 2021

Aquarelle background tutorial

Aquarelle background tutorial - Scottish Hillside Scene - using watercolour pencils

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Jun 08, 2021

Composing coloured pencil drawings

Composing coloured pencil drawings - a step by step example

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May 10, 2021

How to draw a roof on a building in your coloured pencil landscapes

Knowing how to draw a roof will help when adding houses and other buildings to your coloured pencil landscapes

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May 10, 2021

Drawing buildings in coloured pencil

Drawing buildings in the landscape - learn how to tackle bricks, stone and tiles in coloured pencil.

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May 08, 2021

Coloured pencil still life tutorial

Coloured pencil still life beginners tutorial of a bowl of fruit

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May 08, 2021

Draw a garden archway in coloured pencils

How to draw a garden archway in coloured pencils. Tackle greenery, a brick arch and flowers

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Apr 27, 2021

Watercolour pencil and their techniques

Various watercolour pencil techniques were used to depict this canal scene.

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Mar 02, 2021

Photo References

Using photo references for your art - should you or shouldn't you?

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Feb 21, 2021

Drawing papers for coloured pencil art

How to choose from all the drawing papers available which is the best surface for your coloured pencil work

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Feb 21, 2021

Coloured pencil drawing step by step

Coloured pencil drawing step by step demonstrations by Peter Weatherill - watch how he tackles different drawings

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Feb 15, 2021

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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Feb 04, 2021

Coloured pencil - the ideal medium?

Coloured pencil hub - get the basics of working with this medium here

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Feb 04, 2021

Coloured pencil solvent

Using coloured pencil solvent to move the pigment on the paper after layering

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Feb 04, 2021

Perspective Drawing

How to get your head around Perspective drawing and all those lines!

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Feb 04, 2021

Pastel pencils basics

Pastel pencils - how they differ from normal coloured pencils and how to use them to create detailed works of art.

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Nov 30, 2020

Mark making with coloured pencils

Mark making - the strokes we use when creating coloured pencil art. How to pick the best strokes to depict the subject of your drawing.

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Nov 30, 2020

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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Nov 30, 2020

Still life pencil drawing

Still life pencil drawing tips and tutorials

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Nov 30, 2020

Using paper blending stumps for coloured pencil

All about paper blending stumps and how you can use them for blending coloured pencils

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Nov 29, 2020

Burnishing coloured pencil

Burnishing coloured pencil to produce a polished finished artwork.

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Nov 29, 2020

Coloured pencil layering technique

Learn the important coloured pencil layering technique and why the order you apply the colour layers matters.

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Nov 28, 2020

Pan pastels

Pan pastels and their addition to your coloured pencil drawings

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