Draw a Rose - Learn How to Draw a Rose in Colored Pencil
By Helen South
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Colored Pencil Layering - Adding More Undertones
H South, licensed to About.com, Inc.
There's some very deep, dark areas on this rose, so I continue to build layers. To add variation and coolness, I'm using a bit of Violet Blue PC933 and Indigo Blue, PC901. I shade quite lightly at first, working over the area first in one pencil then the other, overlapping. I've used some directional shading to suggest the curve and texture of the petals. Notice that the edges of the petals are barely outlined.By bringing the shadows up to them, the 'outline' will be formed by the contrast between the lighter petal and the dark shadow.