In this section of my website I want to share a few simple tips and techniques for using colored pencils. What I am really aiming to do is to keep things simple. I found as I read books and visited websites as I was learning to use colored pencils, that it is often made out to be something incredibly difficult, that you have to do things a certain way or as if you need a degree in science to understand color theory. If you want to go into great depth about any of the tips and techniques I cover there are many, many good sites out there. I just wanted to have a place where someone beginning with colored pencil could find easy to understand tips on how to use colored pencils like a professional. Coloring is simple. We have all done it since childhood. There is no need to be complicated. So I will cover tips such as what pencils to buy, how to blend and burnish, how to mix colors and I will keep adding to these, so do keep checking back for more tips and techniques. Just remember it is not difficult, anyone can do it and it should be fun!
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