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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Hello and welcome to the Colored Pencils, Pens and Markers Group!

You can start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button near the middle of this page. You can ask questions, share tips, and share your art! You can also ask for feedback on specific pieces.

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Just a few simple rules:

  • 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

Marker over Colored Pencils

Started by Jenny Hallgarth White. Last reply by Jenny Hallgarth White 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hey, I have plain Sharpie Ultra fine  markers, that I  had at one point  used overtop of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils.   Is   there  a reason  after I  did  this the marker/pen doesnt work the same?  How could I fix this problem?READ MORE

choosing a colored marker

Started by Ilah Barnes. Last reply by Ilah Barnes Dec 4, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello, I am new here.  My choice of media are pens, markers and colored pencils.I like the portability of them.  And I like that I can work on paper instead of canvas.I am currently pondering choices in markers.  I prefer the alcohol markers.  They…READ MORE

Is Staedtler Luna ABS Color Pencil good for water coloring?

Started by Harpreet Kaur. Last reply by Harpreet Kaur Oct 29, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello friends!                   I am a beginner and wish to use water color pencils in my projects of mixed media, canvas and so on. Please suggest a set of 36 shades good for water coloring and dry coloring. I came across some of the sets as…READ MORE

use of Pencil Colour...

Started by Umang Agarwal. Last reply by Pris Hardy Oct 5, 2014. 15 Replies

Hi Guys,Here's a question to everyone.When I color a drawing with pencil colours, thers white patches every where. LIKE ON THE DRAWING which I dont like..could u give me some tips on How to reduce it ..READ MORE

Black sheet

Started by Maha Elakad. Last reply by Mark Bedwell Oct 5, 2014. 2 Replies

Another question How can I use black sheets for drawing ? Can I use color pencils or I should use chalk which I don't prefer or like .For color pencils I don't use all colors ; some of them I use more than half while others are still as they are .…READ MORE

Polychormos colored pencils....are they "all that"?

Started by Christine A. Earle. Last reply by Pris Hardy Sep 20, 2014. 15 Replies

I've been using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils (and their VeryThin brothers) which are wax pencils. (wax bloom and all). But I've been seeing some great works with oil pencils like Polychromos and Lyra. I find them harder to locate...all I have…READ MORE

Question about Prismacolor Premiers

Started by Chelsea Rae. Last reply by Pris Hardy Sep 20, 2014. 12 Replies

Hi there!I know that this question might seem a bit odd but I'm just staring out using Prismacolor Premiers, and I was wondering if it was possible to warm the cores by rolling the pencil in your hand, the way you would warm nail polish? As I'm sure…READ MORE


Started by Maha Elakad. Last reply by Jayne Somogy Jun 27, 2014. 2 Replies

Iam sorry but what do you mean by prismacolor ?READ MORE

HElp...ASAP..with colour pencils

Started by Madhumitha. Last reply by Madhumitha May 8, 2014. 5 Replies

Im in this competition....its topic is  related to space i am done with the drawing but i dunno how to get the starry night background as the picture is based on space and aliens :DPlz tell me how to capture that effect of the space's background :D…READ MORE

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Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa 21 hours ago

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 Hallgarth White yesterday

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!

Comment by Pris Hardy on October 25, 2014 at 11:37am

Good luck Mark!  A fellow CP artist in the UK managed to get some connections to get a supply of pencils etc. shipped to him.  Maybe he can get the Vanish erasers too.  I'll see what I can find out for you.


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