Saturday, November 02, 2013

Playing with Colored Pencils

I've been experimenting with a pretty cool technique for getting really soft blending/coloring with colored pencils: spill the shavings from sharpening a woodless colored pencil onto the paper, and rub it gently in with a cloth or rag. The more pressure applied, the darker the color will be, but it gets a nice smooth application regardless.  It ends up looking similar to pastel chalk drawings.  Take a look at some of the early results: