Coloured Pencil Blog

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Jun 08, 2024

Drawing trees in coloured pencil

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Drawing trees with this step-by-step guide. Learn how to show shape and form through light, shadow, and colour, and draw realistic trees in colored pencil

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Jun 04, 2024

Composition basics - the fundamentals for great coloured pencil art

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Learn composition basics and how to arrange elements in your coloured pencil drawings - we'll cover the rule of thirds, focal points and using contrast

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Jun 04, 2024

Drawing reflections in water with coloured pencils

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Learn all about drawing reflections in water using coloured pencils | Your guide to discovering how they are affected by your viewpoint.

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Jun 04, 2024

Drawing Photo References for Artists - things to keep in mind

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Using drawing photo references with ease! Learn how to create accurate and detailed references from your photos, perfect for artists, sketchers, and designers.

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May 03, 2024

Drawing a Boat - A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Realistic Vessels

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Drawing a boat - this comprehensive guide will teach you how to draw accurate hull shapes, depict water displacement, and understand reflections and ripples.

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Apr 16, 2024

Still Life Objects to Draw That Capture Sentiment and Emotion

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Discover personal still life objects to draw. This list of emotional suggestions will inspire you to draw more than fruit and flowers. Start sketching today!

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Jan 21, 2024

Coloured pencil on black paper

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Demonstrations of using coloured pencil on black paper.

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Jan 19, 2024

Derwent pencils comparison and reviews for serious artists

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Derwent pencils - a variety of coloured pencils suitable for beginners and experts, widely used by artists, illustrators and designers

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Dec 28, 2023

Must-Have Watercolor Pencils Techniques for Beginners

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Watercolor pencils are versatile and can be used in many different ways. Pick up some tips and watch a step by step project take shape.

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Dec 25, 2023

Paper Blending Stumps And Tortillons For Colored Pencil Art

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The use of paper blending stumps in colored pencil art, providing a comprehensive guide to their application, benefits, and maintenance.

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Dec 25, 2023

Perspective Drawing and its Application in Art and Design

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Understanding and applying the principles of perspective drawing - linear and Aerial - in simple terms for the new colored pencil artist

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Dec 21, 2023

The best way to sharpen your pencils to a fine point

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how to sharpen your pencil - the method you choose can make all the difference in the quality of your point and the longevity of your pencil.

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Dec 19, 2023

Painting and drawing tools - typical art supplies and more!

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Painting and drawing tools - a resource for artists looking for ideas to optimize their toolkits along with unconventional uses for common items,

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Dec 19, 2023

A Guide to Choosing the Right Pastel Paper for Artists

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Various types of pastel papers and surfaces for creating artwork, with a focus on how the choice of paper impacts the quality of the finished piece

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Dec 19, 2023

How to Work With Wax Pencils - Layering Blending and Surfaces

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An in-depth guide on the use of wax pencils, also known as colored pencils covering basic techniques and potential issues artists my encounter

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Dec 19, 2023

How to Draw a River with Realistic Rocks in colored pencils

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Learn how to draw a river with Peter Weatherill's step-by-step guide, using Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils and create a realistic landscape

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Dec 07, 2023

Coloured pencil drawing step by step

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

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Dec 07, 2023

Simple coloured pencil still life tutorial of a bowl of fruit

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

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Dec 07, 2023

Draw a garden archway in coloured pencils

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

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Dec 07, 2023

Does wax bloom affect your coloured pencil drawings?

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

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Nov 28, 2023

Choosing watercolour brushes for watercolour pencils

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Explore the impact of watercolour brushes on your art. Learn about sable vs synthetic brushes, brush shapes, techniques, and the benefits of a waterbrush.

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Nov 26, 2023

Best Colored Pencils for Artists: Find The Right Brand For You

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Discover the best colored pencils for artists that bring out vibrant, professional-quality results, with this simple test.

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Nov 13, 2023

What is colour theory for coloured pencil artists

what is colour theory and how it can enhance your colour pencil art? How can it help you choose the best colours for your drawing.

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Oct 31, 2023

How to Use Watercolor Pencils: A Beginner's Guide to the Medium

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How to use watercolor pencils: why this versatile medium should be in every artist's toolkit

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Oct 23, 2023

Mixed media techniques involving colored pencils

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Exploring mixed media techniques that combine colored pencils with other mediums can yield impressive results. Try it and see!

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