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Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil by Debra Kauffman Yaun

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TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

You don’t need many supplies to get started in colored pencil, so you won’t need to invest a lot of money. All you need to start out are a few basic colors, an eraser, a sharpener, and some paper. (See page 3 for the colors used in this book.) Below are a few recommended tools that are good for beginners. You’ll also find information on using colored pencils—remember that the way you sharpen your pencil, the way you hold the pencil, and the amount of pressure you apply all affect the strokes you create. You can create everything from soft blends to brilliant highlights to realistic animal textures with colored pencil. Once you become familiar with the basics, you’ll be able to decide which tools and techniques will capture ...

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