Colored Pencil Tutorials

How To Use Colored Pencils

Colored pencils have been around for a while and they are by far my favorite medium to create art with. However, they can be quite intimidating if you're just starting out. I definitely struggled with them a lot in the beginning, but they turned out to be my favorite medium to draw with in the end. So to save you the struggles I had in the beginning I made this guide on how to use colored pencils.

How to Prevent Colored Pencils from Smudging

Smudging can be a frustrating obstacle that stands in the way of creating clean, polished artwork. But with the right techniques and a little bit of practice, you can prevent smudging and take your colored pencil drawings to the next level. In this article, we'll dive into what smudging is, how it happens, and share four easy tips to help you keep your artwork smudge-free. Let's get started!

How to Make Colored Pencils Look Like Paint

Have you ever wondered how to make your colored pencil drawings look like they were painted? Well, you're in the right place! In this article, we'll explore some awesome techniques that will help you transform your colored pencil art into a painterly masterpiece. We'll cover layering and burnishing, using a solvent, and working with a colorless blender alcohol marker. So, let's dive in and unleash your inner artist with these simple methods!

How To Burnish Colored Pencils: A Step-by-Step Guide

Burnishing is probably one of my most used techniques. I use it all the time to get my drawings to look smooth and finished. And today I'll be sharing how I do this. So let's get started!

How to Use the White Colored Pencil

Have you ever wondered about the purpose of a white colored pencil? What do you even do with it? Well, the white colored pencil is for me one of the most important ones as it allows me to do things you can't easily achieve with the other pencils. So let's dive in and find out what you can do with the white colored pencil and why it's my favorite colored pencil.

How to Create a Smooth Gradient with Colored Pencils

Hey there, fellow artists! As an experienced colored pencil artist, I'm excited to share my tips and techniques for drawing beautiful, seamless gradients with colored pencils. This skill can elevate your art by adding depth and dimension, and with some dedication, you'll be able to perfect it in no time. So, let's jump right in!

How to Prevent Colored Pencil from Breaking When Sharpening

Sharpening colored pencils might seem like a simple task, but if you've ever had a pencil break on you, you know it can be quite frustrating. As someone who's been working with colored pencils for years, I've learned a few tricks along the way to help prevent breakage and get the best results. In this article, I'll share my favorite tips for sharpening colored pencils without breaking the lead. Let's dive in!

How to Remove Colored Pencil from Paper

As an experienced artist, I know the struggle of trying to remove colored pencil marks from paper. Although it can be challenging, I've learned some helpful tricks over the years. In this comprehensive guide, I'll share with you my top tips for removing colored pencils, and offer advice on avoiding mistakes in the first place. So let's dive in!

How to Make Colored Pencils Look Good

If you're a fan of colored pencils and looking to up your game, you've come to the right place. As someone who's spent a considerable amount of time perfecting the art of colored pencils, I'm here to share my secrets and tips for making your colored pencil artwork shine. Let's dive right in!

7 Tips for Achieving Smooth and Streak-Free Colored Pencil Drawings

When I started out with colored pencils (10 years ago) I found it sooo difficult to create a smooth and streak-free finish on my drawings... Since then I learned so much about how to actually achieve this, and in this article, I will share everything I learned about it with you.

How to Blend Colored Pencils with Solvent

Blending colored pencils with a solvent isn't too difficult, but there are some things you need to get right to make it turn out good. To use a solvent you have to first draw the first layer of your drawing. This doesn't have to look good, you just need to get enough pigment down on the paper. But make sure you don't apply too much pigment either.

How to draw textures with colored pencils (Grass, fur, stones)

Drawing textures like grass can be very tedious is you want it to look good, but that doesn't have to be the case. In this article I will show you how to draw wood, grass, fur, cobblestones and asphalt using some very easy and quick techniques.

How to Blend Colored Pencils (7 techniques)

Blending colored pencils can be a pain at first. But there are many techniques that make this a lot easier. In this blog are 7 techniques described on how to blend colored pencils and what colored pencils are the best for blending colored pencils. Blending colored pencils can be achieved by lightly layering colored pencils on top of each other while controlling the amount of pressure to make the colors transition. This can be done by just layering or burnishing, but also by using a solvent to blend the colored pencils.

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