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  • What coloured pencils to use for a bay horse

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    01-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Coloured Pencil's Question

I have started using coloured pencils more now and I just had a question. For the dark areas on a lets say bay horse. Do I put a colour like Blue? Or Purple? (if that's the colour I can see underneath) and do a whole layer of it and then go over it with the brown?

That probably makes no sense to anyone haha but I didnt know how exactly to say it.

If anyone has any other advice about using coloured pencils I'm all ears!
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    01-11-2013, 01:37 AM
I just sent you a pretty lengthy private message about the colored pencils, but yes, I do use A LOT of dark purple and navy blue for shading in bays, chestnuts, even palominos. Of course I layer the colors with browns, grays and black so it's more subtle. I kept a WIP album on facebook with one of my colored pencil drawings I did that shows how I progress with the layering effects.

First, I start with light layers of blue and/or purple combined with dark brown or gray to shape the structure of the horse's face. Then, once I have figured out the color combinations I like, I press harder, adding one layer after another until I don't see any more small white flecks. I VERY lightly fill in the highlighted areas with whatever the main color is and then take a lighter pencil (white, cream, light blue, etc.) and fill in the highlighted areas while blending into the darker areas.

Here are some samples of what I am talking about with a colored pencil drawing I did last year. This was one of my first "breakthrough" drawings as far as layer/blending was concerned. It takes more time to complete, but worth it in the end.
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    01-11-2013, 03:28 AM
Oh Thankyou Liz! That makes it really easy to understand how you draw and go about coloured pencils which helps me to see what you can acheive with different layering and colour combinations. Which will help my drawings in the end.

Thankyou again for your time and advice it is much appreciated!

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