Art Journal: Sketch Book Project - Depth

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One of my favorite things to do is use colored pencil to add depth and definition to a page.

If you compare today’s image with the one posted yesterday, you can see how the page is coming to life.

I used Koh-I-Noor Hardmuth Polycolor pencils. They tend to be a bit more opaque than some of the others. In addition, they will blend a bit if rubbed with a stump.

I apply the colored pencil, then use the stump. Then I use Copic clear blending fluid and rub again with the stump. This generally results in a nice, smooth color layer.

The word “texture” has also had some shading, but something special is being added, so I want to wait until that layer is done before I add more.

Stay tuned!