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Using Colour Pencils -TUTORIAL by A-Xofia Using Colour Pencils -TUTORIAL by A-Xofia
Ok, since people seem to like the way I use colour pencils so much here goes a little tutorial! :aww:
Just as I promised! =) I hope it is helpful! ^^

PLEASE READ:
- IF YOU EVER RESORT TO THIS TUTORIAL OR USE TIPS FROM IT LET ME KNOW! ^^ I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE RESULTS! :XD:
- Sorry for the poor quality of the photos...:P
- This is just a SUGGESTION! I don't really know how to use pencils properly: this is just merely stuff I've learned from my own personal experience using this medium and I'm completely self-taught! =) I'm not saying that my way of colouring is better then any other!


Finished deviation HERE ---> [link]





Also check out:
Using Watercolours -TUTORIAL--> [link]






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:iconsensationcookie:
SensationCookie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
This is really helpful. 
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CyanEclipse Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm what pencils do you use :P
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Sup3rsaiyan Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think this'll be better than photoshop! Thanks for the tutorial :) I'll send a link when I'm done with the technique.
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TTtheSkunk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is going to be really usefull to me ^^
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JssTheGreat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Nice Finishing :)
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:iconxhappyello:
xHappyello Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was really helpful Thank you for making this!
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured here
Consider giving the article a :+fav: :heart:
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:iconknighthyena:
kNightHyena Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooooow
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:iconserdimaaka:
SerdiMaaka Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was very helpful :la:
A question: what Kind of paper do you use?
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:iconwarnawani:
warnawani Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for this!
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:iconbloodhunter99:
BloodHunter99 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
my friend recommended this to teach me how to color. and i am taught and ready to go. you sir (or ma'am) are amazing!
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:iconkevindoom:
KevinDooM Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love it!
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:icongeminis-rin:
geminis-rin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome.
thanks ^^!!!
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:iconashkittie:
Ashkittie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
0-0 WHOA! It-it's AWESOME! I'm bad with shading digitally, never mind colouring pencils! You done this exceptionally :)
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:icon2947:
2947 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for sharing :)
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:iconendlessvoidofdispair:
Wow this is great and helpful for colour pencils, but what set of colour pencils do you recommend
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:icongeorge-anims:
George-anims Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow, so amazing!! Can't believe that colour pencils can produce such effect, texture, and shading! Well, thanks for this tutorial, this is exactly what i needed!
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Senwe45 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems a good way to colour with pencils, I think I will actually try it :meow:
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:icondaydreamotaku:
DaydreamOtaku Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I used just one pencil orange for the skin. i can shade with it too.. Is that bad?
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:iconkuiji:
Kuiji Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the result would be too bland and one-sided. Real skin is made out of many different shades and often varies from very light peachy (hightlights) to very dark brown (shadows). ^^
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:icondaydreamotaku:
DaydreamOtaku Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I need to learn how to use them though.
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:iconmiyori999:
Miyori999 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   General Artist
If I had more than 24 in a pack, this would be awesome. Thankyou I shall use this to help me.
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silentclearlite Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a good tutorial! thank you for sharing this!

but, by any chance, i only got 24 colors pencils, could that work like you did? or should i buy more?
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A-Xofia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
24 is a pretty good number to start at ;) you don't need that much more to get an effect like the one i described in the tut!
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:iconsilentclearlite:
silentclearlite Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for your advice! :D
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:iconxxangelsofchaosxx:
xXAngelsofChaosXx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfect~! :D
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:iconjhonenfan777:
Jhonenfan777 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! This will help me so much with coloring! :) Thank you!
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:iconocelotxiii:
OcelotXIII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stupid me when i was 10. i always wondered why the paper was fighting with me the whole way when i was colouring my pictures. (used Printing Paper) LOL ''Facepalm''
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sonicelerizo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
beautifull!
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:iconc00kie-m0nstr:
C00kie-M0nstr Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow you are such a talented artist! I'm amazing at the number of color pencils you have xD
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, a great tutorial :clap:
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:iconevil-melody:
evil-melody Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I might never thank you enough for this :heart:
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:iconlorna-rosefox:
Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really mint
will enjoy getting back to old style colouring ^^
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:iconlittlewhitefawn:
LittleWhiteFawn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Please read, I'm desperate!

Okay...so, whenever I use pencils it never seems vivid enough, and I have these commissions where the commissioners want it really vivid. How do you make it vivid?
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A-Xofia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
umm i guess it's all about the pressure control and the use of many layers. many people colour really lightly or don't layer enough to get a nice 3d vivid effect. hope it helps!
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:iconotakueinjeru:
OtakuEinjeru Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COLOR PENCILSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Only got 24 watercolor pencils here. T.T
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:iconsimmons-art:
simmons-art Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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WatchaMaDoodle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome! :la:
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:iconprincecandyy:
PrinceCandyy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This pencil tutorial is amazing!
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:iconhajare:
Hajare Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm new in drawing.what is kind of paper is suitable for drawing..for all this while I'm using printer paper.
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A-Xofia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
umm by good quality paper like i say in the tut, i mean the type of paper that isn't glossy (like most printer paper). but i don't like the type that has to much texture either because that can get in the way of getting a nice smooth effect in the coloring.hope it helps!
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Heriplayer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
What kind of paper would be a good quality paper?
I apologize if my question is offensive to someone
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A-Xofia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
umm i guess what i mean by good quality paper is the type of paper that isn't glossy (like most printer paper), but i don't like the type that has to much texture either because that can get in the way of getting a nice smooth effect in the coloring.
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LittleWhiteFawn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to an art store to the drawing and painting section. XL paper by Canson is good, they're spiral-bound notebooks full of paper. It's pretty cheap and there's a lot of it, and it's pretty good paper for drawing.
Canson is generally a good brand for this sorta thing.
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UnderTheTableSketch Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I really needed his thank you!
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H3LlsinG-p3rS0N Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped me alot!!!! Thank u!!!!
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ninjaneko93 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Question(s)
Which colors do you automatically know what to use and do you have any tips on shading and such?
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A-Xofia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
well there is always the main colour that you want the area to be (for example: if you want blond hair you'll have to use yellow, or an apple you know you'll need red, that sort of thing) and then u usually need at least on lighter colour and one darker colour to to make a light to dark effect. hope it helps!
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simwicky Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Wow this is amazing! The tones in the hair are beautiful. :+fav: Might try colouring like this one day :)
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YellowWatermelon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to really thank you for making this tutorial! It's so easy-to-follow, makes sense, and left me feeling so inspired after going through it. While I can't say I totally used it in the colouring of this pic [link] since I did it completely digitally and used digital acrylics to try to mimic coloured pencils, I tried a bunch of your advice and it was still helpful. I still have a lot to work on in colouring (especially my pitiful shading skills...), but this style was really fun and I can't wait to experiment some more with it. Thank you!
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