Sunday, April 11, 2010

Possibilities With Colored Pencil

While I am working on my Adult Coloring Journal this week, I thought I'd show you some of the wonderful possibilities others have achieved with pro colored pencils. This is a medium that is very precise, rendering wonderful detail. It is especially suited to portraiture and realistic painting such as those shown here.

Coloring is a slow, meditative work. When using wax-based pencils, such as Prismacolor, too much pressure will cause the pigment to smear and glob up. To avoid this, use a very sharp pencil, and go over and over the area with a light touch.

More painterly effects can be achieved in other ways, which I will discuss next time.

The portrait above can be found on
The cat is on
The orange is at

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