Textures - How to Draw Birds Using Color Pencils
By: Murtaza Habib
Color pencil drawings can give beautiful textures. Drawing the beautiful birds using the color pencils may seem little strange, but as you do some of the techniques you shall love the idea of using color pencils. However, if you make any mistake with the color pencils it will be very difficult to cover those mistakes. With regular practice, it will be easy to master the basic techniques. Some of the artists love the portraying of bird using the color pencils as they find it easy.
The Techniques Used For Color Pencils Are:
Using The Grid Method - Using the grids for your drawing is ideal if you are not very sure of the proportions. While using the grid you have to cover your painting with the grid on a reference picture and later layer on the paper. You can make the equivalent squares of 1" or even larger depending on you.
Always use the pencil which is mechanical as it will greatly help you in doing the outline. Color pencil even smudges lesser than the regular pencil.
Perform your drawing with the properly shaped pencils. You might require sharpening your pencils often.
Use layering in your colors. You can complete your drawing with even some of the basic shades of your pencil but layering them in a better way. You need to start with the lightest colors and go on building your drawing.
For lightening of the colors use the pencil erasers. Many of the artists even prefer electric erasers as they are very good in lifting the tiny spaces. They help you in especially creating the bird's speckled feathers. Certain pencils such as the very thin colored pencils are very useful for the detailed drawing of the birds, especially the eyes. They even help you in creating softer effects.
About the Author:
Murtaza Habib wrote from his website page www.paintonmycanvas.com/free_member.html which now seems to be offline.
How to Draw a Bird with Colored Pencils
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