Drawing/Calligraphy/Cartooning/use of white


I draw with colored pencils and would like to know how to bring the color white out in drawings.  I use a white pencil, but that often doesn't make the factor stand out enough.  How can you use white in colored pencil drawing? Thanks, Joel

Can't say I know how to make white stand out either.   Colored pencils, especially if applied thick, have a tendency to build up a thick waxy surface that after a white becomes hard to put another color on top of.   If you plan on using it fir highlights and such I suggest you plan out in advance where those highlights will appear and use a very light hand when applying color so that when it's time to use the white the paper will accept it.im hoping this makes sense.


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Elgin Bolling


Can answer questions about basic sketching and drawing, caricature drawing, and cartoon character creation and techniques. I cannot answer questions concerning 3D character creation and modeling.


Professional cartoonist, and caricature artist since 1990.

Member of the National Caricaturist Network

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