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Whether you're using colored pencil for original artwork or using them on adult coloring books, here are three tips that will help you create richer, more vibrant colored pencil work.
This first tip was taught to me by Marie Browning, and I’ve been using it ever since! Whip out your Tombow Dual Brush Pen Colorless Blender and use it on top of your colored pencil. This will ‘burnish’ it and help work the color into the paper for a more even look, with less of the white showing through.
Here's a closer look. The petal at the bottom of the picture is just colored pencil. The other petals have been burnished with the colorless blender.
Ok, here's my last tip for using colored pencils. To add more depth and interest to your colored pencil work try layering different colors over each other and blending them together on the paper. Here I used three different shades of purple, two cool tones and one warm to blend and add more interest than using a single color.
If you use any of these tips in your own colored pencil work I'd love to see! Tag @BrownPaperBunny on social media!