Some of you may know the fact that there was a time when coloured pencils were only used for marking important things either in paintings or content. It was not until the 20th century that artists actually started using coloured pencils along with wax-based crayons for colouring and sketching. Faber Castle was the very first legal company that started producing coloured pencils for drawing and sketching. This happened in the year 1908, and since then, there is no looking back. In 1938, another company called the Berol Primascolor entered the market, along with Faber Castle who started bringing different shades of colour pencils for drawing and sketching.
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Now that you have fixed your mind on Speaking Colored Pencil Drawings, before you proceed to your very first sketch with these pencils, here are some MUST have with you, for a complete enhanced experience
Speaking Colored Pencil Drawings
A Storage Box
A one-stop box for all your equipment – ranging from pencils, erasers and sharpeners, a coloured pencil storage box will have dedicated spaces for everything required. You will have space to store all your coloured pencils and all other small materials that you will require. You can either make a storage box by yourself or can buy a sturdy one from the market.
This is a MUST have, and you can postpone the purchase of this. You can either invest in a hand-held sharpener or an electric one. Whatever is the type, do not compromise on the quality, as the preciseness of your drawings depend mainly on how good the sharpener is.
An advantage with Speaking Colored Pencil Drawings is that you can eliminate the mistakes that you make. You can do this partially by using plastic erasers that aid in removing or manipulating the marks. On the other hand, eraser sticks, or pencils can help you concise the erasure itself. Based on your need, have them handy with you.
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Swabs Of Cotton
This can be procured locally or from your first aid kit itself as just, neat cotton balls are enough. This is highly recommended as a MUST have because you will need this to merge colours or lighten a dark shade of drawing.
A Blender Of Transparent Color
These pencils have the core that is made of pigment less wax or similar material. It basically does not have any colour base and is regarded as a transparent colour. This is highly useful as you may need it to add a transparent shade to your object, or it can also be used to lighten certain colours. You can also soften your edges with this blender and thus is highly recommended as a MUST have.
This is required at the end of your drawing. It usually comes as a spray, that is to be used at the end of the drawing – spray this on your finished drawing to protect any spillovers of colours, or for it to be in the open, and react with chemicals and oil in the air – which may cause certain colours to change.
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Be Aware Of Wax Blooms While Using Colored Pencils For Drawing
Before we tell you how to prevent wax blooming, let us tell us what this term means…
Coloured pencils are made out of two different types of binders – oil based, and wax based. They are used to hold the pigments together. The wax-based binders are less expensive and can help an artist to add multiple layers into the drawing and that is why most manufacturers and artists prefer this binding method as well.
Now, when you use the wax-based binding as your colour pencil, there may be chances that there is wax built up at certain layers of your drawing. This is also called efflorescence, where a thick layer of wax is built upon the same area of the drawing. This may happen when the artist inserts a lot of pressure on the colour pencil, or there is oxidation of the wax, causing a wax blooming.
How To Identify A Wax Bloom?
When you observe that a certain area of your drawing has a strange film like thing (usually white in colour), appearing over a darkly pigmented area, then that is referred to as wax bloom. It can also cause that particular area to appear grey, which might make the drawing look odd.
How To Avoid Wax Blooming?
While there are several ways to get rid of this situation, the most common ones are stated below…
Take a cotton swab and gently rub it over the affected area. If you do not seem to find cotton on the go, you can also use a neat tissue or cloth for the purpose. Ensure you are not going to hard on the rubbing as it may disintegrate the other original colours.
You can have external heat applied to it – you can do this by getting a hair dryer on the affected area or bringing a candle near it. It will melt up the extra wax.
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Now that we have brought to you some basics related to Speaking Colored Pencil Drawings, what are you waiting for? Get a grip on the essentials and start off today!