One way that I like to add interesting or unusual visual texture to my colored pencil art is with “found” texture. This can be any type of texture you encounter in day-to-day life—whether dramatic or subtle, organic or inorganic. All you need to do is transfer the pattern to your paper, and it’s yours!

photo of stone

In this week’s article on, I demonstrate three ways to transfer found texture, including tips on using textures such as this stone. You can read 3 Ways to Capture Texture for Colored Pencil Drawings here.