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Working Techniques for Better Colored Pencil Drawings

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Working Techniques for Better Colored Pencil Drawings
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Here we see the flattened way of holding the coloured pencil so that the largest area of the lead touches the paper, for doing large areas such as the pink in her ears and the background flat color. This method helps cover larger areas all at once and prevents you from having small sharp strokes showing, Many layers can be built up this way and colors blended in a creamy waxy layer. Colored pencil is unique in this soft flexible way of the media sticking to the paper.

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