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Basics of Color Application

1. Pressure


When it comes to coloring you can work with different pressure.
The stronger the pressure on the paper is, the more intense the color application.
Pay attention, you can get a wax bloom when using the hardest pressure with wax-based pencils.

Wax bloom makes blending more difficult.

 

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2. Layers


By applying multiple layers of one color over another, you can gradually intensify the color.

Depending on the type of the pencil and the texture of the paper you can apply different numbers of possible layers.
Here you should also pay attention to the appearance of a wax bloom when using wax-based pencils.

As I mentioned in „Coloring Supplies“ applying oil on oil generally works better than wax on wax.

 

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3. Many different Possibilities


There are many different possibilities when applying the colored pencil to the paper.

 

On my following examples, you can see the effect of the color application by hatching, crosshatching, circles, dots and gradient.

 

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4. Mixing Colors


There are many different ways to mix colors as well.

The following examples demonstrate how you can mix colors by hatching, crosshatching, circles, dots, gradient and layers.

 

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5. Blending


By blending and smudging your pencil you obtain a beautiful and smooth color transition.
Various tools can be used.

 

On my following examples I have used a blending stump, a colorless blender, a white colored pencil and a cotton swab to show you the different effects.


The blending result is not only dependent on the blending tool, but also on the paper texture.

 

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6. Light and Shadow


The use of light and shadow is important to make something look three dimensional.

 

There are two important types of shadows. On one hand is the form shadow. This is the dark side of an object which reveals the form. On the other hand is the cast shadow, which the object produces.

Shadow is the unlit space behind an illuminated body. Consequently, the shadows are basically always on the opposite side to the light source.

To create the light reflection you can leave these places directly white or you color them with lighter shades, including white pigmented ink or acrylic paint.

 

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