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Soft Layers & Smooth Transitions

This drawing project showcases the softness that can be achieved with colored pencils when you concentrate on soft layers, taper your edges for smooth transitions, and use soft and hard edges to depict a subject.

MATERIALS USED

Reference photo; sheet of paper (such as Stonehenge); stylus; kneaded erasers; colored pencils (I used Faber-Castell’s Polychromos as well as Prismacolor) in dark sepia, sienna brown, sand, goldenrod, henna, light peach, black, white, putty beige, imperial violet, Copenhagen blue, terra-cotta, and aquamarine; colored marking pencil in white; stiff brush; and ...

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