How to Create a Colored Pencil Landscape Under Painting. Part 1 of a 2-part landscape demonstration with an umber under painting.
Color Glazing a Landscape Painting with Colored Pencils. Part 2 of 2. See how a landscape is finished with color glazes over an umber under painting.
How to Fix Mistakes Made with Water Soluble Colored Pencils. A step-by-step ‘remedy’ for water soluble colored pencil mistakes. See how I repaired damage done to the background of a portrait in colored pencil.
Using a Sandpaper Surface for a Colored Pencil Drawing. Exploring UART sanded pastel paper as a support for colored pencil work.
Fast & Easy Background Options for Colored Pencil Drawings. Includes discussions of colored supports, tints, heavy color, and other options.
Drawing with Colored Pencil over India Ink. A mixed media demonstration featuring an under painting of India ink. Part 1 of a 2-part series.
Drawing with Colored Pencil over India Ink, Part 2. Part 2 of a 2-part series on mixed media with colored pencil and India ink.
How to Blend Colored Pencil Drawings with Rubbing Alcohol. Using rubbing alcohol as a solvent for colored pencils.
Drawing with Colored Pencils on Wood. Have you ever used colored pencils on wood? If not, you will want to read this article and see a landscape drawn on wood. Step-by-step demonstration.
5 Basic Colored Pencil Strokes. Identifying and defining pencil strokes. This is a great article for beginners and a good refresher for more advanced artists.
Drawing Wood with Colored Pencils. Want to learn how to create convincing wood grain in colored pencil? This is a must read.
Colored Pencil Terms & Techniques. A few basic colored pencil terms and techniques. Includes illustrations on how techniques are used.
Using a Limited Palette and Colored Paper with Colored Pencil. A step-by-step dog portrait demonstration using a limited selection of colors. Part 1 of 2 parts.
Creating a “Limited Palette” Colored Pencil Portrait on Colored Paper Part 2. Part 2 of 2 parts in the creation of a portrait using a limited palette.
How to Use “Found” Texture to Create Visual Interest in your Colored Pencil Drawings. Learn how to capture and use ‘found’ textures. The focus in this article is wood flooring.
Colored Pencils: The Perfect Medium for Miniature Art. Take a look at how colored pencils and miniature and small format art are suited to each other.