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Tips & Techniques

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Blending

Rather than trying to blend the colours with a blending stick, why not try blending the colours with white slowly mix the colours on the paper until the magic happens and you get the blend you desire. Happy blending

michael1   0   0   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

Burnishing

When putting color on top of color you can use while as a blender it works as good if not better than the colorless. It tends to be a little more harder.

Michigama   0   0   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils, Colorless Blender Pencil

Perfect before permanent

One thing I always do is start a piece in pencil. Once I am happy with it, I move onto the more permanent part of coloring and/or outlining. This way everything is perfect and happy I want it to look before I use something permanent and have no way to erase it.

giancello   0   0  

sharpening

I always sharpen my pencils with an x-acto knife, never a pencil sharpener, and I rarely have any core breakage. It also gives me a much sharper point for fine lines.

DebKarash   1   5   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

Skin Toned Paper

I found this tip on Pinterest, and I'm not calling it my own. If you're drawing human characters, sometimes you can use skin toned paper as a paper instead of white paper. This makes colouring skin a bit easier and the colours really pop.

SmartRedGirl   0   2  

Highlights

Sometimes it's hard to get a good highlight over the top of what is already there and it's not always possible to get the pop you want with a white pencil, get a cheap $1 white gel pen, it glides on so well over the softcore pencils (I haven't used others yet so can't comment sorry) and really does give you that amazing highlight.

amberdesigns   0   2   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

Pop Pop Pop!

Prismacolor soft pencils look amazing on white paper but if you can get hold of some brown paper 100% take the opportunity as they just come out that little bit brighter and bolder, I was amazed when using them!

amberdesigns   1   1   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

How do I become a better artist???

I'm just starting and I'm not very good at all. I do very good at drawing images from "Fun2Draw" they are easy, fun, and so cute. Can someone help please?

Coolio   6   2  

sketching

what I do for sketching, I do little strokes on the paper and go slowly for the coloring when I'm done with everything.

FemaleSans87   0   0   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

White pencil use

When using my white soft core pencil it acts like a blender anyone have a suggestion what to do. Get a harder pencil or use the hard pastel

HawkeH   5   1   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils