We’re in the middle of a step-by-step series demonstrating how you can draw realistic blacks by layering different colors. The subject of the series is a Bouvier, a dog with masses of long, thick hair.

I’ve also written on the subject of drawing realistic blacks for EmptyEasel. This two-part series uses the same methods, but the subject is a black Clydesdale horse. The horse has a smooth, summer coat, so although I’ve used many of the same colors, the end result is a totally different look.

Creating Realistically Dark “True Blacks” with Colored Pencils, Part 1

How to Draw Realistic, Vibrant Shades of Black with Colored Pencils, Part 2

If you’ve missed the first three parts of the dog series, here are the links.

How to Draw a Dog with Colored Pencil, Part 1

How to Draw a Dog with Colored Pencil, Part 2

How to Draw a Dog with Colored Pencil, Part 3

The series continues with Part 4 this Saturday. In the meantime, take a look at drawing realistic blacks on EmptyEasel.

If you have questions, leave them in the comment box below or send me an email in the comment box at the end of this post.