Coloured Pencil Blog

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Aug 08, 2022

lightfastness and why it is important

Lightfastness and why it is important when picking coloured pencils for your artwork.

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Aug 06, 2022

Line and Wash using watercolour pencils

A line and wash tutorial for beginners in watercolour pencils. Paint a harbour scene of Polperro in Cornwall, UK

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Aug 06, 2022

How to use watercolor pencils

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

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Jul 20, 2022

Watercolour pencil tutorial - Italian Street Scene

A step-by-step demonstration showing how to create an Italian street scene using watercolour pencils from Caran d'Ache

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Jul 18, 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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Jul 08, 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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Jul 07, 2022

Caran d'ache artists coloured pencils review

Learn about the caran d'ache range of artists coloured pencils and watercolour pencils from Switzerland

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Jul 06, 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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Jul 06, 2022

Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils

Prismacolor premier coloured pencils and their availability in the UK. Quality issues?

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Jul 06, 2022

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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Jul 06, 2022

Pastel pencil brands

Pastel pencil brands available in the UK - how do they differ?

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Jul 06, 2022

Coloured pencil on black paper

Demonstrations of using coloured pencil on black paper.

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Jul 06, 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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Jul 06, 2022

Watercolor pencils

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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Jul 06, 2022

Pan pastels

Pan pastels and their addition to your coloured pencil drawings

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Jul 06, 2022

Colored pencil solvent

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

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Jun 28, 2022

High Contrast Drawing

A high contrast drawing helps to show form and dimension in your artwork

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Jun 28, 2022

Underpainting coloured pencil

How to use underpainting to achieve colour density in a coloured pencil painting. We cover various methods of creating an underpainting.

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Jun 28, 2022

Coloured Pencil Brand Differences

Coloured pencil brand differences across the international market. Wax, oil based, watercolour and pastel pencils are included.

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Jun 28, 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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Jun 28, 2022

Using a basic colour wheel for coloured pencil drawings

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

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Jun 23, 2022

Composing a still life pencil drawing - points to consider

Still life pencil drawing - basic concepts to keep in mind when planning your realistic piece of artwork, including negative space

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Jun 23, 2022

Drawing a boat as a focal point in a coloured pencil landscape

Drawing a boat - an easy to follow method of getting the shape of your boat correct in your drawing and how to add a realistic reflection

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Jun 23, 2022

Composing coloured pencil drawings

Composing coloured pencil drawings - a step by step example

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Jun 08, 2022

Wax pencils

An introduction to wax pencils for fine artwork pieces. Learn the best ways to use them

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