It's not hard to see the similarities between drawing with colored art pencils and drawing with graphite pencils.
Here is a partial list as to how they differ:
Some of the topics that I will discuss here are...
Look through a few art supply stores and you soon see the massive range of colors that are available to colored pencil artists.
Colored pencil sets can have from 6 to 500 different colors.
additionally, they come in different types...
You can see how a person who is new to colored pencils might be overwhelmed.
Can I recommend a colored pencil?
...there are just to many variables to consider.
Some people like the "feel" of an oil-based colored pencil, while others prefer wax-based pencils.
An artist may find that their favorite colored pencil technique is easier to perform with a specific type of pencil.
So to "recommend" a particular type of pencil would be silly...since it's completely a matter of preference.
Being that you may be new to the world of colored pencils, I would suggest that you go on-line and look at as many examples of colored pencil art as you can.
If the artists explain their colored pencil techniques, read how they used their pencils to produce certain effects.
Read some good books on the subject.
Then get one set each of the different types of pencils that you think you'd like to try-out and experiment with them.
Spend a lot of time with them. You will most likely find that you can use more than one type of colored pencil to complete a piece.
Needing something to draw on is of course...obvious....,and I'm guessing that paper will be the most popular surface you'll draw on.
You can use any type of paper that you want. You will soon find that you prefer certain types, for certain techniques. Experiment until you find your favorites.
You don't have to limit yourself to just papers. any porous material can be drawn on, including...
If you're new to colored pencils you will have to experiment with different materials to find the ones that you feel comfortable with.
Most of the tools you use for colored pencils are the same ones used for graphite pencils, however, the results are going to be different.
The standard tools are...
The tools unique to colored art pencils are...
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