Colored Sketches

colored pencils are a fun and versatile medium. They’re great for capturing fine detail and give the artist a great degree of control. Sometimes they can be pigeonholed as time-consuming or requiring lots of patience, but it all depends on your approach. With the right techniques, coloured pencils can work easily for almost any age level with stunning results. Tape your paper to your work surface to prevent curling. Then, cover big areas with a light watercolour wash. After your paper is totally dry, layer coloured pencil over the background colour for awesome results in less time. There are so many different effects you can create. Don’t be afraid to try out other mixed media combinations as well. For example, a white gel pen or white acrylic paint can be a great way to add highlights to finished work. The possibilities are endless, so make sure to encourage experimentation!

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