Coloured Pencil Blog

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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 26, 2021

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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Dec 26, 2021

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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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 15, 2021

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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Dec 13, 2021

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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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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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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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

How do I tackle drawing buildings in coloured pencil?

Learn simple techniques for drawing buildings in your landscapes - learn how to tackle bricks, stone and tiles in coloured pencil.

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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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