Project – Drawing Plants and Flowers
Exercise – Plants and Flowers in Coloured Pencil
Successful colour blending with pencils in a drawing can be a hit and miss and requires a practice sample first before committing pencil to paper. To arrive at the desired blended colour some variables have to be considered –
- Which colour to lay first as this will most certainly define the blend colour as the second colour may not take as well as the first.
- The pencil tones should be compatible insofar that a light colour may have little effect against a dark.
- The tooth of the paper together with pencil pressure will affect the manner in which the colours merge.
- Some colours will produce mud when blended.
- The final effect required in the drawing
In addition to those on the following page further noted blending methods, though not tried, were hair dryer, nail varnish and other solvents.