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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  • Please keep all discussions relevant to colored pencils, pens and markers, and any art processes related to these mediums.
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Discussion Forum

Watercolour paper suitable for watercolour pencil

Started by Eleanor Van De Bogart. Last reply by Eleanor Van De Bogart Dec 31. 3 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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 Barbara Cullen 10 hours ago

8X10 Watercolour Pencil taken from photo.

Comment by Barbara Cullen yesterday

Hello Paul. Many thanks for your criticism, I do understand what you are saying.

Comment by Paul Alan Roth yesterday

I like it. The only small criticism I have is that reflections in the water should match what is above them.  Like a mirror image.

Comment by Barbara Cullen on Thursday

8x10 worked in watercolour pencils

Comment by Paul Alan Roth on Tuesday

That being looks like it "knows" something...{:-) Nice. I like the subtle coloring.

Comment by Barbara Cullen on Tuesday

My first watercolour pencil piece, have also added black pen. 8x10

Comment by Paul Alan Roth on February 7, 2018 at 2:22pm

@Barbara Cullen: Purrfect! Makes me smile.

Comment by Barbara Cullen on February 7, 2018 at 2:18pm

8x10 pen on watercolour wash background.

Comment by Judith M Mosley on February 5, 2018 at 8:23pm

Thank you Paul.

Comment by Paul Alan Roth on February 2, 2018 at 3:39pm

Getting the colors that vibrant takes a LOT of pressure! Keep creating.


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