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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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  5. Col-Erase Blue

    Col-Erase Blue

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    Col-Erase Indigo Blue

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    Col-Erase Light Blue

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  9. Coloursoft Pencil Blue

    Coloursoft Pencil Blue

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  10. Coloursoft Pencil Cloud Blue

    Coloursoft Pencil Cloud Blue

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  11. Coloursoft Pencil Electric Blue

    Coloursoft Pencil Electric Blue

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  12. Coloursoft Pencil Indigo

    Coloursoft Pencil Indigo

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  13. Coloursoft Pencil Pale Blue

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  14. Prismacolor Pencil Aquamarine

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  15. Prismacolor Pencil Blue Lake

    Prismacolor Pencil Blue Lake

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  16. Prismacolor Pencil Blue Slate

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  17. Prismacolor Pencil Blue Violet Lake

    Prismacolor Pencil Blue Violet Lake

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  18. Prismacolor Pencil Caribbean Sea

    Prismacolor Pencil Caribbean Sea

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  19. Prismacolor Pencil China Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil China Blue

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  20. Prismacolor Pencil Cloud Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Cloud Blue

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  21. Prismacolor Pencil Copenhagen Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Copenhagen Blue

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  22. Prismacolor Pencil Denim Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Denim Blue

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  23. Prismacolor Pencil Electric Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Electric Blue

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  24. Prismacolor Pencil Indigo Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Indigo Blue

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  25. Prismacolor Pencil Light Aqua

    Prismacolor Pencil Light Aqua

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  26. Prismacolor Pencil Light Cerulean Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Light Cerulean Blue

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  27. Prismacolor Pencil Mediterranean Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Mediterranean Blue

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  28. Prismacolor Pencil Muted Turquoise

    Prismacolor Pencil Muted Turquoise

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  29. Prismacolor Pencil Non-Photo Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Non-Photo Blue

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  30. Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Blue

    Prismacolor Pencil Peacock Blue

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