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Considering the age of the art world, colored pencils are fairly new. Encased in wood, these pigments are used in various ways. Most commonly, an initial layer is drawn on the surface and then a final layer is added on top to create the proper shadings and look to the image. Different techniques used include hatching, cross-hatching, scumbling, directional marking, incised marks, and burnishing. Below are a few examples of drawings produced from colored pencils.
The drawing of a river at the left shows how different colors were blended to exhibit reflections of the trees in the water.
These flowers show contrast of darks and lights within the creation by using white over top of the purple tones.
This portrait, drawn on a different texture of paper, exhibits how the different skin tones are portrayed with various amounts of color.



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