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Tips & Techniques

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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   1   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   0   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   4   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   4   1   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

finished work

not a tip but a question. for color pencil works what do you use to top the drawing? (example varnish for acrylic)

AriknazArt   2   0   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

Prismacolor Colorless Blender

Sorry but this is an URGENT question. When I use my Blender pencil sometimes when I blend the paper gets kind of blotchy and rough and sometimes it is smooth. Does anyone get the same problem and does anyone know how to stop it? It is very annoying when I am trying to smooth out and blend on a portrait and it gets blotchy. Any advice would be HIGHLY appreciated. :)

zozo2017   2   0   Colorless Blender Pencil

upside down

when have trouble drawing or paintings turning the painting upside down and then checking out the picture you are drawing from gives you a better perception of correcting the problem.

Fantastic   2   0  

Adding Shadows and Highlights

Sorry this is a question not a tip. I am not sure how to add highlights to my coloured drawings. And I am unsure about how to "create" shadows. I am currently drawing a portrait and have not yet added the shadows or highlights. Any advice would be highly appreciated. :)

zozo2017   61   0   Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils