One of the key factors to creating artwork in any medium is varying the type and style of edges. Sharp, crisp edges move forward visually. Softer edges move into the background visually. It doesn’t matter what your subject. Even with abstract art, edges are vital.

But how many different ways are there to draw edges?

Join me at EmptyEasel.com and find out.

drawing of freehand edge

4 Types of Edges You Can Draw Freehand showcases four ways to draw edges using only your colored pencils. No masking, special tools or fancy techniques.

The article includes samples of each of the four edges and descriptions of how I drew each one. I’ve also included samples of how those edges were used in actual colored pencil drawings.

Click on over to EmptyEasel.com and read 4 Types of Edges You Can Draw Freehand by clicking here.

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