Carrie L. Lewis, Artist & Teacher

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How to Correct Mistakes or Rework a Finished Colored Pencil Drawing

No matter how carefully you plan and render a composition, not every drawing turns out as you expect. Even among those drawings that do turn out well, every now and again, you’ll have occasion to wish there was a way to make changes or improvements.

Today on, I describe the step-by-step process I used to make changes to a finished landscape in colored pencil.

Click here to read How to Correct Mistakes or Rework a Finished Colored Pencil Drawing.


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  1. Hi Carrie,

    Great article! I didn’t know you could restore the paper tooth with fixative, good to know.
    The added path really improves the composition and gives your eyes a path to follow.
    Thanks for sharing!


    • Carrie


      Thanks for reading the blog post and the article.

      Yes, you can restore a limited amount of paper tooth with workable fixative. Retouch varnish actually works even better, but I didn’t have any at the time. Use retouch varnish the same way, let the drawing air thoroughly, and you’re good for another few layers of color.

      I was very happy with the improvements in the landscape. That path was exactly what it needed.

      Thanks again!


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