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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 Moss Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Moss Green

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  2. Prismacolor Pencil Mulberry

    Prismacolor Pencil Mulberry

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  3. Prismacolor Pencil Muted Turquoise

    Prismacolor Pencil Muted Turquoise

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  4. Prismacolor Pencil Nectar

    Prismacolor Pencil Nectar

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  5. Prismacolor Pencil Neon Orange

    Prismacolor Pencil Neon Orange

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  6. Prismacolor Pencil Neon Pink

    Prismacolor Pencil Neon Pink

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  7. Prismacolor Pencil Neon Yellow

    Prismacolor Pencil Neon Yellow

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  8. Prismacolor Pencil Non-Photo Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Non-Photo Blue

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  9. Prismacolor Pencil Olive Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Olive Green

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  10. Prismacolor Pencil Orange

    Prismacolor Pencil Orange

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  11. Prismacolor Pencil Pale Sage

    Prismacolor Pencil Pale Sage

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  12. Prismacolor Pencil Pale Vermilion

    Prismacolor Pencil Pale Vermilion

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  13. Prismacolor Pencil Parma Violet

    Prismacolor Pencil Parma Violet

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  14. Prismacolor Pencil Parrot Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Parrot Green

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  15. Prismacolor Pencil Peach

    Prismacolor Pencil Peach

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  16. Prismacolor Pencil Peach Beige

    Prismacolor Pencil Peach Beige

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  17. Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Blue

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  18. Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Green

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  19. Prismacolor Pencil Periwinkle

    Prismacolor Pencil Periwinkle

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  20. Prismacolor Pencil Permanent Red

    Prismacolor Pencil Permanent Red

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  21. Prismacolor Pencil Pink

    Prismacolor Pencil Pink

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  22. Prismacolor Pencil Pink Rose

    Prismacolor Pencil Pink Rose

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  23. Prismacolor Pencil Pomegranate

    Prismacolor Pencil Pomegranate

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  24. Prismacolor Pencil Poppy Red

    Prismacolor Pencil Poppy Red

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  25. Prismacolor Pencil Powder Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Powder Blue

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  26. Prismacolor Pencil Process Red

    Prismacolor Pencil Process Red

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  27. Prismacolor Pencil Prussian Green

    Prismacolor Pencil Prussian Green

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  28. Prismacolor Pencil Pumpkin Orange

    Prismacolor Pencil Pumpkin Orange

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  29. Prismacolor Pencil Putty Beige

    Prismacolor Pencil Putty Beige

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  30. Prismacolor Pencil Raspberry

    Prismacolor Pencil Raspberry

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