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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. Coloursoft Pencil 12 Color Tin

    Coloursoft Pencil 12 Color Tin

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  2. Coloursoft Pencil 24 Color Tin

    Coloursoft Pencil 24 Color Tin

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  3. Coloursoft Pencil 36 Color Tin

    Coloursoft Pencil 36 Color Tin

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  4. Coloursoft Pencil 72 Color Tin

    Coloursoft Pencil 72 Color Tin

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  5. Coloursoft Pencil Acid Yellow

    Coloursoft Pencil Acid Yellow

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  6. Coloursoft Pencil Black

    Coloursoft Pencil Black

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  7. Coloursoft Pencil Blue

    Coloursoft Pencil Blue

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  8. Coloursoft Pencil Blush Pink

    Coloursoft Pencil Blush Pink

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  9. Coloursoft Pencil Bright Lilac

    Coloursoft Pencil Bright Lilac

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  10. Coloursoft Pencil Bright Orange

    Coloursoft Pencil Bright Orange

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  11. Coloursoft Pencil Brown Earth

    Coloursoft Pencil Brown Earth

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  12. Coloursoft Pencil Cloud Blue

    Coloursoft Pencil Cloud Blue

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  13. Coloursoft Pencil Dark Brown

    Coloursoft Pencil Dark Brown

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  14. Coloursoft Pencil Dark Terracotta

    Coloursoft Pencil Dark Terracotta

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  15. Coloursoft Pencil Deep Cadmium

    Coloursoft Pencil Deep Cadmium

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  16. Coloursoft Pencil Deep Fuchsia

    Coloursoft Pencil Deep Fuchsia

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  17. Coloursoft Pencil Dove Grey

    Coloursoft Pencil Dove Grey

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  18. Coloursoft Pencil Electric Blue

    Coloursoft Pencil Electric Blue

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  19. Coloursoft Pencil Green

    Coloursoft Pencil Green

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  20. Coloursoft Pencil Grey Green

    Coloursoft Pencil Grey Green

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  21. Coloursoft Pencil Grey Lavender

    Coloursoft Pencil Grey Lavender

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  22. Coloursoft Pencil Indigo

    Coloursoft Pencil Indigo

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  23. Coloursoft Pencil Lichen Green

    Coloursoft Pencil Lichen Green

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  24. Coloursoft Pencil Light Green

    Coloursoft Pencil Light Green

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  25. Coloursoft Pencil Lime Green

    Coloursoft Pencil Lime Green

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  26. Coloursoft Pencil Loganberry

    Coloursoft Pencil Loganberry

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  27. Coloursoft Pencil Mint

    Coloursoft Pencil Mint

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  28. Coloursoft Pencil Ochre

    Coloursoft Pencil Ochre

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  29. Coloursoft Pencil Orange

    Coloursoft Pencil Orange

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  30. Coloursoft Pencil Pale Blue

    Coloursoft Pencil Pale Blue

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