Tag: <span>Materials & Supplies</span>

Tag: Materials & Supplies

Tips for Using Sanded Pastel Paper

Lets talk about sanded pastel paper today. You know, that paper that looks and feels like the sandpaper from the local hardware store. And lets begin with a reader question. I was interested in the brand of sanded paper you prefer to use. I’ve used Uart 800 before but I …

Transitioning from Oil Painting to Colored Pencil Drawing

People come to colored pencil from many different situations. Some artists begin with colored pencils at the beginning. Others add colored pencils to their repertoire after learning other mediums. And sometimes, artists leave a medium they’ve been working with for years and switch to colored pencil. I struggled with transitioning …

Do Colored Pencils Fade over Time? How to Know and What to Do

Do colored pencils fade over time? The short answer is that yes, some of them do. Some colors are notorious for fading. Pinks and purples, for example. It doesn’t seem to matter the brand or type of pencil, these colors are subject to fading. Some brands also seem vulnerable to …

How to Choose the Right Color of Paper for Your Next Drawing

One of the first decisions every colored pencil artist has to make when starting a new project is also one of the most basic: What is the right color of paper for my next subject? How do I choose the right color of paper for every subject? If you always …

My Favorite Drawing Papers

What are your favorite drawing papers? An excellent question! I’ve talked a lot about the pencils I use and how I use them, but haven’t spent much time talking about my favorite drawing papers. I’ve been remiss, so thank you for asking! My Favorite Drawing Papers My favorite papers are …