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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 Peach

    Prismacolor Pencil Peach

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  2. Prismacolor Pencil Peach Beige

    Prismacolor Pencil Peach Beige

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  3. Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Blue

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  4. Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Green

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  5. Prismacolor Pencil Periwinkle

    Prismacolor Pencil Periwinkle

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  6. Prismacolor Pencil Pink

    Prismacolor Pencil Pink

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  7. Prismacolor Pencil Pink Rose

    Prismacolor Pencil Pink Rose

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  8. Prismacolor Pencil Poppy Red

    Prismacolor Pencil Poppy Red

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  9. Prismacolor Pencil Powder Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Powder Blue

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  10. Prismacolor Pencil Process Red

    Prismacolor Pencil Process Red

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  11. Prismacolor Pencil Pumpkin Orange

    Prismacolor Pencil Pumpkin Orange

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  12. Prismacolor Pencil Putty Beige

    Prismacolor Pencil Putty Beige

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  13. Prismacolor Pencil Raspberry

    Prismacolor Pencil Raspberry

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  14. Prismacolor Pencil Rosy Beige

    Prismacolor Pencil Rosy Beige

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  15. Prismacolor Pencil Salmon Pink

    Prismacolor Pencil Salmon Pink

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  16. Prismacolor Pencil Sand

    Prismacolor Pencil Sand

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  17. Prismacolor Pencil Sandbar Brown

    Prismacolor Pencil Sandbar Brown

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  18. Prismacolor Pencil Scarlet Lake

    Prismacolor Pencil Scarlet Lake

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  19. Prismacolor Pencil Seashell Pink

    Prismacolor Pencil Seashell Pink

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  20. Prismacolor Pencil Sepia

    Prismacolor Pencil Sepia

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  21. Prismacolor Pencil Set of 12

    Prismacolor Pencil Set of 12

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  22. Prismacolor Pencil Set of 132

    Prismacolor Pencil Set of 132

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  23. Prismacolor Pencil Set of 24

    Prismacolor Pencil Set of 24

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  24. Prismacolor Pencil Set of 24 Portrait

    Prismacolor Pencil Set of 24 Portrait

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  25. Prismacolor Pencil Set of 36

    Prismacolor Pencil Set of 36

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  26. Prismacolor Pencil Set of 48

    Prismacolor Pencil Set of 48

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  27. Prismacolor Pencil Set of 60

    Prismacolor Pencil Set of 60

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  28. Prismacolor Pencil Set of 72

    Prismacolor Pencil Set of 72

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  29. Prismacolor Pencil Sienna Brown

    Prismacolor Pencil Sienna Brown

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  30. Prismacolor Pencil Sky Blue Light

    Prismacolor Pencil Sky Blue Light

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