Questions tagged [colored-pencils]

For questions about the selection, maintenance, and use of pencils of different colours. Often used together with the [pencils] tag.

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What are good options in colored pencil blending, especially for a traveller?

I generally use the Faber-Castell Colored Pencils, which are vegetable oil based, but I also use PrismaColor Premier from time to time. I normally use Odorless Mineral Spirits to blend, but it is a ...
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How to get dark colors on paper through pencil colors?

I use these Faber Castell colors for school children: This is what I have tried: Despite after repeatedly coloring the same areas with these pencil colors, I could not get better results. Though I ...
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How to identify the level of tooth a paper has?

I have 145 gsm Cartridge paper in my house. I want to know whether it is great for colored pencil drawing or not. I am told that toothed paper is great for colored pencils. So, I want to know how to ...
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Does it make sense to use water color pencils instead of normal color pencils for dry coloring?

Since water will have to be applied on the colored area, the color will not remain too bright unless the pigment is much high. Is it so? If yes, then do water color pencils have richer pigments as ...
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