Tips On How To Use Colour Pencils


Pencil colours as a medium can create interesting works of art. But not everyone knows about the various techniques that can be used while colouring with colour pencils. When it comes to colour pencils, having a set of pencils that is vibrant, break resistant and yet give an extra smooth finish,
is really helpful.

Camlin Premium Colour Pencils have these qualities and are available in sets of 12 and 24 Pencils. Moreover, they can be easily sharpened to a fine point to allow for exquisite details, while the hexagonal shape gives a better grip.

Here are 5 techniques that you can use alone or in various combinations to create some really interesting effects:

1. Stippling:

Stippling is done by drawing lots of tiny dots on the paper. These dots can be places close to each other, far apart from each other, or anywhere in between! Observe and notice the difference between dots drawn when the pencil is sharp versus when they are drawn when the pencil point is dull. With stippling, you can add some interesting texture to your drawing like the centre of the sunflower in the image below.

2. Hatching:

The hatching technique uses drawing a series of parallel lines. All these lines go in the same direction. The lines can be closer to each other, far apart from each other or shown with any variation in between. You need to remember that in this technique, the pencil is lifted from the paper after drawing each line and then placed down on the paper again to sketch a new line.

3. Cross-hatching:

The cross-hatching involves drawing a series of lines parallel to each other and then sketching another series of parallel lines going in another direction upon the first set of lines. This is one great way to add shading into your sketch.

4. Back and forth stroke:

The back and forth stroke technique is most likely to be the most common of all the coloured pencil techniques there are as of now. It is also probably the way you drew with crayons as a kid! In this technique, all you have to do is just put your pencil on the paper and sketch in a continuous back and forth motion – without lifting your pencil from the paper. This technique works best when it comes to filling different areas of your drawing with solid colour.

5. Scumbling:

The scumbling technique is another method you probably used as a kid without even knowing that it was a legit technique! This technique basically involves making continuous circular marks on the paper, without lifting your pencil off of it. This is another way to fill in the areas you want to make
darker in your drawing.

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