Colour Your World Pretty with Colour Pencils


There’s no doubt that Camlin colour pencils are one of the most popular and versatile artistic tools available today. Not only are these great for little kids who are beginning to venture into the world of art and painting, but they are also extremely useful for accomplished artists.

This is because there are many different techniques to using colour pencils that, when mastered, can give your artwork stunning results. Listed below are some techniques you can try for yourself.


Perfect for creating fine details like leaf veins, animal whiskers, fur etc., indenting is a technique that involves adding thin white lines to dark values. For this, you have to place wax or tracing paper over the drawing you want to indent. With a graphite pencil or ball point pen, trace the lines that you want indented. When you’re done, take off the transparent paper and shade over the indented area with colour pencils to give your drawing some texture.

Cross Hatching
Hatching and cross-hatching are two other techniques of using colour pencils. The first involves drawing parallel lines in the same direction. The latter involves drawing a series of lines going in the opposite direction over the initial set. Cross hatching is great for creating textures in your drawing and for shading.

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This is one of the most basic and easy-to-learn colour pencil techniques. Stippling is important because it can add an interesting texture to your drawing. It involves making many tiny dots on the paper and depending on your artwork, these dots can be placed as close together or as far apart as you need. It is also important to note that the dots will appear different if a pencil tip is sharp or dull.

These are the lightest areas in colour pencil drawings. Highlights depend on the kind of paper you are drawing on. For instance, if you are drawing on white paper, it is best to leave space for highlights so that you get the original paper’s white tone.

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Use a cream or any other light coloured pencil to outline the lightest areas of your drawing. On the other hand, if you are drawing on toned paper, you should shade highlights with a white pencil.

Now that you know a few colour pencil techniques, go master them to create beautiful artworks for your home.

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