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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. Col-Erase Light Peach

    Col-Erase Light Peach

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  2. Col-Erase Non-Photo Blue

    Col-Erase Non-Photo Blue

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  3. Col-Erase Orange

    Col-Erase Orange

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  4. Col-Erase Pencil Set of 12

    Col-Erase Pencil Set of 12

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  5. Col-Erase Pencil Set of 24

    Col-Erase Pencil Set of 24

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  6. Col-Erase Pink

    Col-Erase Pink

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  7. Col-Erase Purple

    Col-Erase Purple

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  8. Col-Erase Rose

    Col-Erase Rose

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  9. Col-Erase Scarlet Red

    Col-Erase Scarlet Red

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  10. Col-Erase Terra Cotta

    Col-Erase Terra Cotta

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  11. Col-Erase Tuscan Red

    Col-Erase Tuscan Red

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  12. Col-Erase Vermilion

    Col-Erase Vermilion

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  13. Col-Erase Violet

    Col-Erase Violet

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  14. Col-Erase White

    Col-Erase White

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  15. Col-Erase Yellow

    Col-Erase Yellow

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  16. Conte Carbon Pencil 2B

    Conte Carbon Pencil 2B

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  17. Conte Carbon Pencil 3B

    Conte Carbon Pencil 3B

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  18. Conte Carbon Pencil HB

    Conte Carbon Pencil HB

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  19. Conte Charcoal Pencil 2B

    Conte Charcoal Pencil 2B

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  20. Conte Charcoal Pencil HB

    Conte Charcoal Pencil HB

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  21. Conte Sketching Pencil Pierre Noir 2B

    Conte Sketching Pencil Pierre Noir 2B

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  22. Conte Sketching Pencil Pierre Noir 3B

    Conte Sketching Pencil Pierre Noir 3B

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  23. Conte Sketching Pencil Pierre Noir B

    Conte Sketching Pencil Pierre Noir B

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  24. Conte Sketching Pencil Pierre Noir HB

    Conte Sketching Pencil Pierre Noir HB

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  25. Conte Sketching Pencil Sanguine

    Conte Sketching Pencil Sanguine

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  26. Conte Sketching Pencil Sepia

    Conte Sketching Pencil Sepia

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  27. Conte Sketching Pencil White

    Conte Sketching Pencil White

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  28. Daler-Rowney Watercolor Pencils Tin of 12

    Daler-Rowney Watercolor Pencils Tin of 12

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  29. Daler-Rowney Watercolor Pencils Tin of 24

    Daler-Rowney Watercolor Pencils Tin of 24

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  30. Daler-Rowney Watercolor Pencils Tin of 36

    Daler-Rowney Watercolor Pencils Tin of 36

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    Regular Price: $68.09

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