Colored Pencil Techniques and Tips

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How to erase colored pencils 
Reader Question: Do you have any tips for erasing colored pencils? I find them very hard to erase if I make a mistake. I am almost afraid of ruining …

Can you mix professional colored pencils with normal ones? 
Reader Question: Can you mix professional colored pencils with normal ones? I noticed on your site you said Prismacolors are the best, and luckily I …

Is Derwent a good artist pencil? 
Reader Question: I currently own a set of watercolour pencils (from the makers of Derwent) and rarely use it for watercolour but just for colouring in. …

What are the basic colors used in colored pencil art? 
Reader Question: Hi, I want to invest in a set of professional quality colored pencils, like the Prismacolors. I would love the set of 120 but I can't …

Paper for colored pencil drawing 
Reader Question: Which paper is good for colored pencil? I have a sketchbook with papers of yellowish texture of 130 gsm. Is this good? Hi Naresh! …

How to draw chrome objects with colored pencils? 
I would like to learn how to draw chrome objects with colored pencils. What combination of colored pencils will achieve the best result for drawing chrome …

Staedtler colored pencils vs. other brands 
Hi, I love working with colored pencils and I recently came across your blog. I have a set of Staedtler - Luna Pencils (24 shades) and I really like these …

What is the difference between professional colored pencils and normal ones? 
Reader Question: What is the difference between professional colored pencils and normal ones? Professional colored pencils, also called Artist …

Using solvents to blend colored pencils 
I have heard that you can use mineral spirits with colored pencils to break it down and make a kind of wash, which gives the affect of a water color. …

What paper should I use for drawing with colored pencils? 
I love your site and cannot wait to invest in color pencils to reignite my passion for sketching in a whole new way. My only question; what kind of paper …