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Tips and Techniques for Colored Pencil Artists

Colored pencils have become a very popular medium for budding new artists. Beginner artists using this medium find it much easier to express their creativity; mainly because of the control and convenience colored pencils offer. Other mediums like oil paint for instance, appear to present much bigger challenges for new artists. Working with colored pencil is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. Let’s begin our exploration of the colored pencil medium by explaining some of the popular techniques many artists use. Hatching: Hatching is […]

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Learning to Draw Youre Gonna Need a Pencil

If you’re going to be doing any pencil drawing you’re going to need a pencil. I know, I know, thank you captain obvious…. But, in this article I want to talk about some of the different options available. Here are some of the options: Mechanical Pencils, Lead Holders, Woodless Graphite, And ofcourse traditional wooden pencils Mechanical Pencils: You’re probably familiar with these. They’re the ones that hold the lead (graphite actually) inside and when you push on the eraser more lead comes out. What you may not […]

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Introduction to Pencil Drawing Supplies and Techniques

Drawing is a wonderful art form in itself, but it is also an excellent exercise for other forms of art, like painting for instance. Learning how to draw will truly open your mind to your surroundings enabling you to really see what is before you. Choosing your drawing supplies There are a variety of different drawing tools available for today’s artists and what you choose to work with is based on your own preference. It comes to down to experimentation. You have to work with a number […]

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