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.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

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Discussion Forum

use of Pencil Colour...

Started by Umang Agarwal. Last reply by Pris Hardy Oct 5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

Doggie portraits in Prismacolor Premiers

Started by Jan T Baillie. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle Apr 21. 3 Replies

I love using my Prismacolors, and here are some pictures made with them.…READ MORE

Colored Pencil Questions???

Started by Gail Dennis. Last reply by Jan T Baillie Apr 8. 13 Replies

Here you can ask questions or discuss using colored pencils. Please keep your discussion only to colored pencils here. Thanks!READ MORE

Some of my freehand

Started by Angeliqueds. Last reply by Jan Heck Mar 30. 8 Replies

coloured pencil, made a mandala out of it:)One Of My Freehand , I Hope I Did This Right:)…READ MORE

Tags: mandala, freehand

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Comment by Heather E. on September 28, 2014 at 3:12pm

As suggested, I'm putting the link to one of my posts. It's simply about swatching, practice, and maybe a handy suggestion that I've learned. Nothing much, but it was fun.

Comment by Heather E. on September 28, 2014 at 7:24am

Cathey, after seeing your work, you will certainly be able to transfer that eye to traditional "art" if you like. It will take practice, practice, and more practice, but it is simply a different craft. My issue is that I'm a "reproducer." I have very little actual creative ability, and I am also just starting out. So, you have an advantage.

Comment by Pat on September 28, 2014 at 7:04am

Cathey you're a crafter just let the creative juices flow. Try some designs and shapes, I think you will be surprised.

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on September 28, 2014 at 1:59am

I'm new at this folks and haven't done anything yet. It will be very elementary since I am not an artist but a crafter. However, I love to color to really relax me. I just can't sit and watch TV. So I color. I think because of this I have learned some shapes and designs (I hope). Anyway, when I do something, I'll put it on here. I recognize some of the faces on the members. I love the people on TAC. Thank you for letting me a part of another wonderful AC group! Cathey DeRosa

Comment by Marthie Scholer on May 2, 2014 at 11:43am

Pat, I sometimes feel like giving up on the coloured pencils, but it cost money, and I usually sit for hours to try something out before giving up!

Comment by Pat on May 2, 2014 at 5:09am

Marthie, I use colored pencils once in a while. It takes practice for blending, something that I should be learning

Comment by Marthie Scholer on May 2, 2014 at 4:26am

Thanks Jan!

Comment by Marthie Scholer on May 2, 2014 at 4:14am

Thanks Pat, it looks for me a bit better than the photo. I'm not satisfied by far with my colour pencils trials. One thing I'm not doing right is blending.

Comment by Pat on May 1, 2014 at 6:29pm

Nice Marthie!

Comment by Marthie Scholer on May 1, 2014 at 6:27pm

All done in Derwent Coloursofts.


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