Colored Pencil
chickadee bird sitting on a branch graphite drawing on white paper
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If there's anything we love just as much as drawing, it's animals. And we mean all kinds — from dogs and cats to birds and bears. No matter your medium of choice, we've got a critter just waiting to inspire you!
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drawing of a cat with blue eyes and nose colored in with colored pencil
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Let's be real: you can make the most gorgeous kitty drawing, but if you don't get the eyes just right, the whole thing can look a bit off. Don't be a scaredy cat — perfecting feline eyes is easy if you know how to tackle the task.
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top view of flowers and pitcher still life painting surrounded by paint, brushes, palette, color wheel
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Whether you're a watercolorist, acrylic maven or colored pencil crazy, we've got the perf flower-fabulous project for you to tackle! Don't sweat it if you've got a black thumb — these blooms will never wilt and will always brighten your mood.
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mixed media red and pink flowers
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If you can't decide between painting and drawing, ask yourself: why choose? This mixed-media project combines the best of watercolors and colored pencils for the prettiest blooms.
Beginner
hands drawing a colored pencil tulip on white paper
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When you hear "colored pencils," you might tend to think about elementary school. But you're all grown up now, and so is this versatile medium. In fact, you'll be amazed at the sophisticated effects you can create once you master a few key techniques.
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colored pencil persimmon drawing on white paper
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overhead shot of glass jar filled with colored pencils
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Sure, you could make beautiful art without ever learning how to blend your colored pencils. But blending takes things to a whole other level: it lets you smooth out hues and eliminate lines so your finished work looks more like a painting. Worth it.
Veronica Winters
realistic portrait work in progress with scattered colored pencils on the table
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Here's what's so great about colored pencils: they make even simple drawings look totally profesh. And once you get skilled in this medium, whoa. The photo-realistic effects you can create are absolutely incredible.
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optical illusion drawing of a hand with cool colors
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You don’t have to be a magician (David Copperfield, David Blaine, David ... you get the idea) to fool the eye into seeing something that isn't there. In fact, all you need to pull off a mind-bending, look-twice trick is a piece of paper, some colored pencils or markers and the fun op-art technique I'm about to teach you.
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zombie woman graphite portrait with red colorings
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You gotta love zombies: the spooky trope that just won't die. Get it? Here's everything you need to know to turn an ordinary portrait into an image of the living dead... if you dare.
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