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Sketching with Color
Tinted paper, charcoal and white chalk.

Tinted paper, charcoal and white chalk.

Ed Hall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
If you want to use color to study animals in the field I would suggest using quick drying and quick application mediums such as watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, or colored conte crayon. Oils don’t work very well at the zoo as they are slow drying and can be messy. Instead, use your studies as a color guide post to create a more involved oil painting back at the studio.
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