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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 Goldenrod

    Prismacolor Pencil Goldenrod

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  2. Prismacolor Pencil Grass Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Grass Green

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  3. Prismacolor Pencil Green Ochre

    Prismacolor Pencil Green Ochre

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  4. Prismacolor Pencil Grey Green Light

    Prismacolor Pencil Grey Green Light

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  5. Prismacolor Pencil Greyed Lavender

    Prismacolor Pencil Greyed Lavender

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  6. Prismacolor Pencil Henna

    Prismacolor Pencil Henna

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  7. Prismacolor Pencil Hot Pink

    Prismacolor Pencil Hot Pink

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  8. Prismacolor Pencil Idanthrone Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Idanthrone Blue

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  9. Prismacolor Pencil Imperial Violet

    Prismacolor Pencil Imperial Violet

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  10. Prismacolor Pencil Indigo Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Indigo Blue

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  11. Prismacolor Pencil Jade Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Jade Green

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  12. Prismacolor Pencil Jasmine

    Prismacolor Pencil Jasmine

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  13. Prismacolor Pencil Kelly Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Kelly Green

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  14. Prismacolor Pencil Kelp Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Kelp Green

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  15. Prismacolor Pencil Lavender

    Prismacolor Pencil Lavender

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  16. Prismacolor Pencil Lemon Yellow

    Prismacolor Pencil Lemon Yellow

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  17. Prismacolor Pencil Light Aqua

    Prismacolor Pencil Light Aqua

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  18. Prismacolor Pencil Light Cerulean Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Light Cerulean Blue

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  19. Prismacolor Pencil Light Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Light Green

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  20. Prismacolor Pencil Light Peach

    Prismacolor Pencil Light Peach

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  21. Prismacolor Pencil Light Umber

    Prismacolor Pencil Light Umber

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  22. Prismacolor Pencil Lilac

    Prismacolor Pencil Lilac

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  23. Prismacolor Pencil Lime Peel

    Prismacolor Pencil Lime Peel

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  24. Prismacolor Pencil Magenta

    Prismacolor Pencil Magenta

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  25. Prismacolor Pencil Mahogany Red

    Prismacolor Pencil Mahogany Red

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  26. Prismacolor Pencil Marine Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Marine Green

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  27. Prismacolor Pencil Mediterranean Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Mediterranean Blue

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  28. Prismacolor Pencil Metallic Gold

    Prismacolor Pencil Metallic Gold

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  29. Prismacolor Pencil Metallic Silver

    Prismacolor Pencil Metallic Silver

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  30. Prismacolor Pencil Mineral Orange

    Prismacolor Pencil Mineral Orange

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