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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The Rose

Started by Richard Giordano. Last reply by Richard Giordano Aug 29. 2 Replies

This I did in Coloured Pencil on coloured paper, was done from a black and white photo (unfortunately, I do not have  the photo). This was completed in 2018 (1 day after my mother passed away). I wanted to show you that during my time of grief, I…READ MORE

Color pencil drawing

Started by Deborah. Last reply by Irene Catherine Rego Feb 1. 5 Replies

Ok. I have question. I am working on some drawings, and am doing them with color pencils.They look very "scratchy", and I am trying to blend just using a finger. It is not working real well.How can i make pictures look more blended and smooth?READ MORE


Started by Ms. Karen Klinger. Last reply by Pris Hardy Sep 19, 2018. 14 Replies

Hello, I have a question for you all. When drawing with colored pencils how do you do your backgrounds? Do you spend hours coloring it in with colored pencils or do you use other medium for the background? Maybe like pastels, acrylics,  or…READ MORE

The best pencil?

Started by Deborah. Last reply by Jamie Jonas Jun 29, 2018. 4 Replies

Ok I have several kinds of color pencils. Rose art, Crayola and Berol. What is the best kind to draw with?READ MORE

Watercolour paper suitable for watercolour pencil

Started by Eleanor Van De Bogart. Last reply by Eleanor Van De Bogart Jan 1, 2018. 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

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Comment by Dawn Robertson on November 7, 2013 at 6:20pm

love my pens, markers but would love to learn about colored pencills as a medium..i am a total beginner,Thanks Gail for the invite!

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on November 7, 2013 at 6:13pm
WOW,Gail!! This is amazing !! How do you find the patience ?? I think this is wonderful in black and white.Maybe just a bit of shading but it looks really delicate as is . Wonderful work !!
Comment by Pat on November 7, 2013 at 5:41pm

You have been busy Gail, nice job. I don't have to answer that, you know what my answer would think it would look very nice either way.

Comment by Pat on November 7, 2013 at 5:11pm

 Sounds good to me Gail, see how it goes.

Comment by Marthie Scholer on November 7, 2013 at 5:03pm

What paper you use for your colour pencils?

Comment by Pat on November 7, 2013 at 4:52pm

Good idea Gail. I like the idea of markers also. I like instant results so the markers override the pencils for

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on November 7, 2013 at 4:41pm

For me, markers and pencils would be in the same group since almost all my works are a combo of colored pencil,colored pen and felt tips or markers, So it is a bit difficult for me to say if a separate group for markers will work.

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on November 7, 2013 at 4:26pm

Great idea, Gail !!


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