Colored Pencils, Pens and Markers


Colored Pencils, Pens and Markers

A place to share tips and ideas for those of you who love using colored pencils, gel pens, ink and markers. From beginners to advanced we'll discuss topics such as techniques, tools and answers to your questions. Looking forward to seeing you!

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Discussion Forum

Watercolour paper suitable for watercolour pencil

Started by Eleanor Van De Bogart. Last reply by Pris Hardy Jul 28. 2 Replies

Hi!  I'm looking for a good quality watercolour  paper that will work with watercolour pencil  and still be wettable  with watercolour or acrylic washes, without buckling,  for doing backgrounds.  Can anyone give me  any suggestions?    The 140 lb.…READ MORE

More Berol Prismacolor Pencil drawings

Started by Paul Alan Roth. Last reply by Paul Alan Roth Feb 9. 3 Replies

I created these drawings based on flowers I grew in my yard over the years. I have more floral images  in my T.A.C. portfolios.READ MORE

Berol Prismacolort Pencil Drawings

Started by Paul Alan Roth. Last reply by Paul Alan Roth Feb 9. 3 Replies


Tags: Pencils, Prismacolor, Berol

Sakura Souffle Gel Pens

Started by Linda B. Last reply by karen knapp Sep 17, 2016. 11 Replies

Hi, all.  Is there a way to revive these souffle pens?  Mine seem to have dried up, but I see ink in the 'stem'. Help! :-)sREAD MORE

Mixed Medium

Started by Judie Martinez. Last reply by Aimeslee Winans Nov 22, 2015. 3 Replies

Hello,I'm new to CP & I love trying mixed media in particular  with Folk Art. I purchased "Suzi Blu, Mixed Media Girls" book for the reference. What kind of paper would you suggest to use for Prismacolor pencils for the face that will be cut out…READ MORE

Seeking advice

Started by Alison Brennen. Last reply by Pris Hardy Aug 19, 2015. 12 Replies

This drawing is missing something. Any advice? It seems flat to me. It needs…READ MORE

Seeking advice

Started by Cathy Dempsey. Last reply by Cathy Dempsey Aug 19, 2015. 10 Replies

This is my second piece working with colored pencil. It's all new to me. I've mostly been watching YouTube videos and reading on the web different techniques. This isn't finished I'm wondering what people like to use to blend color. Also I was going…READ MORE

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Comment by Pris Hardy on July 4, 2015 at 8:56pm

Use the pencils over the marker...makes for great results and the markers still work well.  Chalk it up to a lesson learned =]

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on July 3, 2015 at 9:19pm

I'm anxious to see an answer. Have never tried it before. Hoping Mark B. will see this. He is really good with colored pencils, not sure about markers though. I am really getting into "Brush Markers" right now. They cover so smoothly and not blotchy like some markers. I have classic colors, but am going to look for other colors, also. Have you tried them before? Just curious. Good luck, Cathey

Comment by Jenny Lynn on July 3, 2015 at 4:38pm

Question: Has anyone ever used their markers over their colored pencils, and it make the marker work less?  

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on June 19, 2015 at 9:11pm

I guess I actually did something right for a change. It did show up.

Thanks, Mark

Comment by Mark Bedwell on June 19, 2015 at 4:40am

Hi Cath..........try the refresh button.

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on June 19, 2015 at 2:18am

I tried to add some artwork and must have done something wrong. It came up, but must have not completed the transaction. Not sure what to do.

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on June 19, 2015 at 2:17am

Comment by Pris Hardy on October 26, 2014 at 9:52pm

Thanks Mark! I appreciate the offer!  I'll let you know =]

Comment by Mark Bedwell on October 26, 2014 at 4:14am

Hi Pris, thanks for checking things out for me, most appreciated.

After seeing the photo and reading up on the 4 in 1, I had a sneaking suspicion that it might be very like the Mars Plastic eraser, which I already use and find very effective. Staedtler also do another eraser which is similar to their Mars Plastic, called Rasoplast, but to be honest I can't really tell the difference......if anything, the Mars Plastic has the edge. Both these erasers are easily available off Fleabay or Amazon, and come in bundles for just a few dollars.

If you want to try either of these erasers and you find them difficult to get hold of, then let me know and I can send you some.

Comment by Pris Hardy on October 25, 2014 at 11:27pm

Mark, a message from another UK colored pencil artist for you :

She said : A Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser is just as good and not as expensive Pris. Bought from most Office Supply shops 

Hope this helps!  Good luck!  Looking forward to more of your work!


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