The versatility of colored pencils is one of many reasons I enjoy the medium. Not only can you combine brands of pencils; you can combine types of pencils and the methods with which you use them. Traditional wax-based pencils, oil based pencils, and water soluble pencils can be combined. You can use water soluble pencils like traditional pencils or you can use them wet in a variety of ways. The possibilities are endless. And fun!

EmptyEasel.com recently published a two-part demonstration in which I combined the features of wax-based and water soluble pencils to draw a morning landscape complete with fog and sunbeams.

The first article (which you can read here) lays the groundwork and walks you through the under drawing. In the second article (which you can read here), I describe how I finished the drawing.