|How to produce a deep black with coloured pencils|
When building up layers of colour, I find the method that works best for me is to press gently with a sharp pencil in small circles to ensure that I fill the pits in the paper and to produce a smooth layer of colours. To keep my pencil sharp I keep turning it as I draw and make sure I use a good sharpener often. If you use a blunt pencil it is more difficult to fill the pits in the rough paper and you end up with white flecks (of course this can sometimes be a very useful effect!) If I am working on the fur of an animal I will stroke the pencil in the direction of the fur, rather than the small circles, almost as if I imagine myself stroking the animal. I still work in the same way building up the layers of colours.
|Creating texture on tree bark using coloured pencils|
|The effects of a coloured pencil blender|