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WHY is needed in drawing white pencil

What is needed in drawing white pencil

One of the most mysterious in the use of pencils for a beginner artist of any age - white.

Why does he need, if the color of the white paper pencil - virtually invisible? But do not immediately write the color in the "useless".

With skillful use of it can be a tool to create very interesting effects!

You will need

  • - Colour pencils
  • - Colored drawing paper



Take a sheet of colored paper on which lightshades of pencils will be clearly visible - for example, a dark blue color. Do not use colored paper for children's creativity - it is intended mainly for applications and other articles made from paper. In the art shop you can purchase special paper for drawing with colored pencils or pastels.


Pick the color pencils, which will, aswhite, quite clearly visible in the dark paper and make paper with color pleasing to the eye color combination. The theme for the artwork tell color of the paper and your imagination. For example, on a dark blue background can be represented by the evening winter landscape, rich green - fairy-tale forest. The white color will help you to represent snow, sun rays, glare and reflections on the water and other surfaces. You can use white pencil for the creation of monochrome compositions, that is, containing only one color on a contrasting background paper.


When you draw a white pencil on colored paperinteresting effects can be achieved by using a feather. This will help create a smooth, translucent color transitions between paper and pencil. As a feather can be used folded into a tight tube piece of paper, cotton swab, or even your own finger. Experiment with different instruments and choose the one that will be more convenient for you.


White pencil is suitable not only for drawing oncolored paper. It can be applied on top of the ordinary pencils to soften and lighten their color, reduce saturation. Also, if you want to achieve a smooth transition between two or more colors, you can also use this white pencil to shade them border between colors. In addition, causing over a base color white highlights - you can give the image below the subject the illusion of volume.

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