How do you get a smooth finish with colored pencils?

The best way to get smooth color with colored pencils is by careful layering. It doesn’t matter what you’re drawing, or what pencils or paper you use. Draw each layer so carefully that the color needs little or no blending. For the smoothest color, use light pressure through several layers.

What is the best liquid to blend colored pencils?

Rubbing alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is a great solvent for colored pencils. It breaks down the wax binder in most colored pencils and allows the pigments to blend more like paint.

What is Scumbling with colored pencils?

Scumbling is a shading technique achieved by overlapping lots of little circles. The texture created with this technique is determined by the size of the circles, and the pressure used on the pencil. Scumbling can also be created with more scribbly, spidery type lines, rather than neat little circles.

Can you use coconut oil to blend colored pencils?

It turns out that there are many ways to blend colored pencils! You can use water or a variety of other liquids including coconut oil and alcohol.

Does baby oil help blend colored pencils?

Baby oil does an excellent job of blending the colored pencil applications with no streaking or color loss. Since baby oil is applied with a brush, larger areas are easily blended in a short amount of time.

Can you use olive oil to blend colored pencils?

No worries, olive oil works just as well with the same results! Alcohol (vodka) – worked best on the artist range but out performed on the Derwents; the blend was a lot smoother. Acetone (pure) – worked on everything but the Crayola.

Who is the Bob Ross of drawing?

Bob Ross, in full Robert Norman Ross, (born October 29, 1942, Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.—died July 4, 1995, New Smyrna Beach, Florida), American painter and television personality whose popular PBS television show The Joy of Painting (1983–94) made him a household name as the painting teacher to the masses.

How do you smudge pencil shading?

Smudging means that you have to work less to achieve shading. You simply put some graphite down and then smear it to cover a larger area much more quickly, thanks to the resulting blurred shadow. Not all smudges produce the same effect – experiment with how you smudge to achieve a range of subtly different effects.