Tag: <span>Backgrounds for Colored Pencil</span>

Tag: Backgrounds for Colored Pencil

Making Dark Backgrounds with Watercolor Pencils

This post continues a series on making dark backgrounds for colored pencil work. We’ve already looked at simply drawing the background or drawing on black or dark papers. The most recent post on the subject was about using India ink to under paint a dark background. So it’s time to …

India Ink and Colored Pencils for Dark Backgrounds

Dark backgrounds are great for putting emphasis on light-colored, brightly lighted subjects. You can draw dark backgrounds with colored pencil, but in this post, I want to show you  how to speed up the process with India ink and colored pencils. A Few Notes on India Ink India ink (also …

How to Draw a Bokeh Background with Colored Pencil

I’m wanting to do a bokeh/blurred background in colored pencil for an image I’m working on…. Do you happen to have a tutorial on bokeh-like backgrounds in colored pencil? For the sake of this tutorial, I’m using the word “bokeh” as being different from a simple blurred background. I’ll also …

What Is Bokeh and How Can I Use it with Colored Pencil?

I’m wanting to do a bokeh/blurred background in colored pencil for an image I’m working on, but the tutorials seem to range greatly between methods, and none of my practice samples look right. Some say all the circles much be the same size, some say different sizes, and still others …

What is the Best Background for Your Next Drawing?

[Backgrounds are] my weakness. I have a little confidence in drawing and painting subjects but have no confidence at all with backgrounds and don’t seem to have many ideas as to what to do. How can I tell what is the best background? All too often, artists tend to think …

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