Coloured Pencil Blog

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Jan 03, 2021

Coloured pencil - the ideal medium?

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

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Dec 14, 2020

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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Dec 14, 2020

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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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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Nov 28, 2020

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 28, 2020

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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Nov 28, 2020

Sharpen your pencil

How to sharpen your pencil to get the best results. Great coloured pencil artwork depends on it!

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Nov 28, 2020

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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Nov 28, 2020

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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Nov 28, 2020

Pencil test comparison

Doing a pencil test with a restricted range of colours and comparing coloured pencil brands against each other.

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Nov 28, 2020

Mixed media techniques

Mixed media techniques that involve coloured pencil with something else can be effective. We look at some options.

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Nov 28, 2020

coloured pencil and pastel drawing

Try a coloured pencil and pastel drawing of a landscape - see how they work together to create a work of art

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Nov 28, 2020

Pastel pencil brands

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

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Nov 28, 2020

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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Nov 28, 2020

Coloured pencil on black paper

Demonstrations of using coloured pencil on black paper.

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Nov 28, 2020

Pastel paper

Pastel paper - choosing the surface for your pastel pencil artwork

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Nov 28, 2020

What is the best paper for coloured pencils

The best paper for coloured pencils is a personal choice. We test the same pencils and image on different papers to see the results

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Nov 28, 2020

coloured pencil paper and pencil tests

Paper and pencil tests to see how 3 brands of coloured pencil behave on different papers

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Nov 28, 2020

Stretching watercolour paper

Stretching watercolour paper - how to do it and why we do it

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