Drawing with colored pencil
The use of colored pencils has been around for many years in painting, and in recent years the use of colored pencils for drawing has increased among artists, and nowadays we see more artworks created by colored pencils in collections and museums.
If you want to start the colored pencil drawing experience, this series of tutorials related to colored pencils techniques for drawing and painting will be suitable for you.
To begin with, we would like to remind you of the points made by artists who paint with colored pencils as important points. These topics include creating layers with colors, using brushes and lightening colors of colored pencils, and creating the primary sketches.
1- Arranging the layers in sketching with colored pencils
One advantage of painting with colored pencils is that the colors are compatible and can be combined. The colored pencils are transparent, so the layers we create are transparent and blend together as well. Sometimes you may find it difficult to find exactly the color you need between the colors of your pencils, but you can get other colors through layering, which means putting the colors on top of each other, so the color will be close to what you want as a result.
The next challenge is knowing what effect these layers have on each other.
Here are some tips about this:
• Layers created with complementary colors darken both colors.
• If the hand pressure on the colored pencil is increased, the color concentration will be higher but not darker.
• You can darken a color with the closest dark color to the same color. For example, use purple on red. Or use dark blue or dark brown before black.
• Remember not to use black as the top layer on any color.
• To lighten a color, create a layer with a lighter color on it.
• Combine a color to intensify it.
• Creating a white layer on most colors makes them lighter.
2- Using brushes
Some tutorials use a brush to create base or background color, which speeds up the work. You can use powdered pencil or pastel or even cosmetic shadows to paint the background. But it is preferable not to use too much brush on the surface layers of pencil painting, as this will reduce the freshness and gloss of the colors.
In this method, you need colored pencils that have a high pigment. If there is not enough pigment so that the brush can move it, nothing will happen.
Only if there are too many pigments, they can be transferred to the required parts with a brush.
3- Precise sketch of the primary sketch with graphite pencil
When you apply the components with a graphite pencil, it will be easier to paint and shape the sketch. The pencil suitable for creating the primary sketch is a regular B2 pencil, that the softness and opacity of which is suitable for creating the primary sketch, or you can create the primary sketch with a pencil that is close to or slightly lighter than the background color, so there won't be a need for erasing the pencil lines.
If you use a graphite pencil, be sure to erase the perimeter lines slowly before painting.
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