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Colored Pencils

Colored Pencils

Colored pencils offer the same drawing characteristics as regular pencils but include the bonus of color. They're produced in many hues because their colors cannot be mixed on palette to produce different tints or shades. Colored pencil strokes, however can be overlain on each other to achieve a myriad of effects. Woodless pencils are thick pencils with no wood casing but a layer of lacquer to facilitate clean handling. Useful for broad, expressive work and shading over incised detail or where a visible paper tooth is desired. Some colored pencils are water-soluble. These watercolor pencils use a water-soluble binder, which makes them suitable for subtle wash techniques similar to watercolor painting.


Colored Pencil Techniques

The most outstanding feature of colored pencils is their use in subtle optical color mixing. Because colors cannot be mixed prior to applying they must be combined on the support through means of shading and cross-hatching. Colors are built up in layers of continuous single-color shades or crossed lines of different colors creating the tone of the drawing.

Sgrafitto is the technique of laying down one ore more layers of color and cutting through the topmost layer to expose the colors underneath. After building up color, especially dark color, you can gently gouge it with a blade, fingernail, toothpick or any sharp instrument. Scraping the surface with a broad edged tool will expose large amounts of base color.

Frottage is rubbing made by placing a textured object under your paper and rubbing the paper with your pencil.

Glazing is the technique of drawing an image using just one color in a full range of tones and then working over the top using another color. This produces a brilliant range of original and tertiary colors.

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  1. Prismacolor Pencil Beige

    Prismacolor Pencil Beige

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  2. Prismacolor Pencil Beige Sienna

    Prismacolor Pencil Beige Sienna

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  3. Prismacolor Pencil Black

    Prismacolor Pencil Black

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  4. Prismacolor Pencil Black Cherry

    Prismacolor Pencil Black Cherry

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  5. Prismacolor Pencil Black Grape

    Prismacolor Pencil Black Grape

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  6. Prismacolor Pencil Black Raspberry

    Prismacolor Pencil Black Raspberry

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  7. Prismacolor Pencil Blue Lake

    Prismacolor Pencil Blue Lake

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  8. Prismacolor Pencil Blue Slate

    Prismacolor Pencil Blue Slate

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  9. Prismacolor Pencil Blue Violet Lake

    Prismacolor Pencil Blue Violet Lake

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  10. Prismacolor Pencil Blush Pink

    Prismacolor Pencil Blush Pink

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  11. Prismacolor Pencil Bronze

    Prismacolor Pencil Bronze

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  12. Prismacolor Pencil Burnt Ochre

    Prismacolor Pencil Burnt Ochre

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  13. Prismacolor Pencil Canary Yellow

    Prismacolor Pencil Canary Yellow

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  14. Prismacolor Pencil Caribbean Sea

    Prismacolor Pencil Caribbean Sea

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  15. Prismacolor Pencil Carmine Red

    Prismacolor Pencil Carmine Red

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  16. Prismacolor Pencil Celadon Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Celadon Green

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  17. Prismacolor Pencil Chartreuse

    Prismacolor Pencil Chartreuse

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  18. Prismacolor Pencil Chestnut

    Prismacolor Pencil Chestnut

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  19. Prismacolor Pencil China Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil China Blue

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  20. Prismacolor Pencil Chocolate

    Prismacolor Pencil Chocolate

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  21. Prismacolor Pencil Clay Rose

    Prismacolor Pencil Clay Rose

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  22. Prismacolor Pencil Cloud Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Cloud Blue

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  23. Prismacolor Pencil Colorless Blender

    Prismacolor Pencil Colorless Blender

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  24. Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 10%

    Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 10%

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    Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 20%

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  26. Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 30%

    Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 30%

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  27. Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 50%

    Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 50%

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  28. Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 70%

    Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 70%

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  29. Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 90%

    Prismacolor Pencil Cool Grey 90%

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  30. Prismacolor Pencil Copenhagen Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Copenhagen Blue

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