This chapter deals with two different drawing media: colored pencil and pastel. This chapter is not meant to be a color theory or painting class, but rather a simple introduction to the beauty and pleasure that color can bring, as well as an introductory lesson in color application with drawing media. As we learned in the previous chapter, value can add drama to a drawing, and in the last chapter, we’ll see how perspective is the mathematics of drawing. But in this chapter, we’ll explore how color is the magic in drawing.


Colored Pencil

Colored pencil is a versatile drawing medium that can emulate watercolor, oil, or pastel effects. It ...

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