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Colored Pencil Tutorial by vantid Colored Pencil Tutorial by vantid
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I don't know how to submit these towering tutorials very well, so bear with me here. If there is something terribley wrong about it, let me know and I will do my best to fix it.

Ok, I did this many years ago so I don't quite work this way anymore and I don't like how it style bites on [link] kind of art, shame! But, since people do keep requesting this (all three people), I figured I could throw it up for a while. Regardless of the un original style, I feel it has good information about using colored pencils on black paper and interesting ways of applying the medium. Most of the text is the original draft I had up years ago, I edited what typos I could find and added this and that for syntax. Once again, this is not how I work anymore, but I hope it helps people, truly I do!

If I have this in the wrong category, please let me know. I can't make it much smaller, so sorry about that. This isn't graphically impressive or anything, the font is ugly, the color choices bad, but...forgive me? <:3 One bonus is a new step that i found was not in the original tutorial.

The opening I had:

"In the following tutorial I will show you how I color dolphins. I use colored pencils, mostly Prismacolors, but also Verithins, Spectracolors, and Derwent. Perhaps later I will create a tutorial using other mediums, but not for now. In this tutorial, I will try say what color I am using, its serial number, and what kind of paper. An important note!!! Although I will say what strokes I am using and how I am layering, you must have at least a basic know how of colored pencil techniques to be able to correctly follow this tutorial. I will attempt to define the various terms used but if you have never used colored pencils before (coloring maps in school does not count), you should familiarize yourself with them before attempting this tutorial. Also, you cannot follow the tutorial with Crayola, Rose Art, or other such low quality pencils. Well, you can, but not if you want to achieve the same results."

I think that covers everything! Please feel free to advise me on I could better present this (graphic design aside). :D

Edit: I still missed a million typos. *facepalm* How come I don't see them until after uploading, despite having read through it, twice!?
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:iconthat-green-monster:
That-Green-Monster Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can't full view this for some reason :c
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:iconvantid:
vantid Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hit download image. c:
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:iconthat-green-monster:
That-Green-Monster Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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:iconkheekhee:
KheeKhee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
couldnt see anythang,is it my problem?
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:iconvantid:
vantid Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hit download image. c:
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:iconkheekhee:
KheeKhee Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU
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:iconpan-loves:
pan-loves Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is so amazing!
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:iconellofayne:
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is SOOO AMAZING!!! I had no idea that this was colored pencil at first, I am SO impressed an love you :worship:
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Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwee can't wait to try soon as can afford the media xd :rose:
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:iconcindajean:
cindajean Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
That is so cool. I can not wait to try it out.
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spiritfoxhound Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I fav'd this a long time ago knowing it was great, and I knew one day I would try it out. But now that I finally want to give it a try I can't access the tutorial because full view isn't working for some reason. Do you know the reason behind this?
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:iconvantid:
vantid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You have to hit download to view it. :>
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:iconspiritfoxhound:
spiritfoxhound Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Good deal.
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:iconpiece-of-shet:
Piece-of-shet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Fail xD
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Alexiel-chan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Colored pencils are very hard for me to use, so this was very helpul. Thank you!
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shikame Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial :) I did some art using it :) Thank you! :heart:
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:iconweeblez:
Weeblez Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
it wont work for me o.O...which sucks, cuz it looks promising... DOLPHIN!!!!
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sunnyray13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
... Simply astonishing.
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KawaiiNekoMiMi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
The pic is so cool I mistook it for a photo when I first saw it. Job well done!
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meus-dilingo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
this was so helpful thank you for making it.

:floating: I have been drawing for some time but sealife is a new frontier for me,but this dolphin looks like a good place to start! ;)
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:iconcanyx:
Canyx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Thanks for making this tutorial. It helped A LOT : )
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:iconmissmurderfish:
MissMurderFish Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing.
Now I just need the skills and confidence.
>.<
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ToxicBrilliance Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
what a great tutorial!
BTW, I have a question: Can watercolors work on walls?
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:iconvantid:
vantid Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I....don't know I don't use watercolors....I use colored pencils.
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:icontoxicbrilliance:
ToxicBrilliance Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
OH yeh, sorry I got confuesed ><"
So can colored pencils work on walls?
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:icontoxicbrilliance:
ToxicBrilliance Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
what a great tutorial!
BTW, I have a question: Can watercolors work on walls?
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K-llisto Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
aww great! i`m using this for a painting i have to do, for the coloring! that`s a great tutorial!
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11arich Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student
WHOAHHHH!!
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SwiftstarDawn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great, but but I can't see it DD: Might just be my computer, I'll try later
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xCREATIVEx Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
You are the master!!!
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kittycat5121 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
Your style is soooo nice, and very unique. Well done.
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TokioHotel-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
This just awesome:jawdrop:

Thanks for sharing this.
Am sure it will be really useful
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EcaterinaToutok Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this tutorial and used it to draw a dolphin (it does not look EXACTLY like yours, but at least I tryed..) [link]
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ravenclawxwhitewolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007   Writer
Absolutely incredible, you're really good with this black paper! Is it just any regular black paper, like construction paper? Or are there special sheets you use?
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:iconvantid:
vantid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
There are different brands of art paper made for dry media use. The ones I tend to use are Strathmore or Canson, both of which are readily availiable from most all art stores or craft stores.
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ravenclawxwhitewolf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007   Writer
Well then, I'll just have to swing by Michaels or some artsy store, and pick up some paper. Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it!
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veinweb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
woooooo-huuu... thats soo helpfull! i cud keep my art aducation within yr tutorial... just now i learned more than i did for the past 4 years!
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noara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
oooooo really awsome tutorial!! ^^ i cant afford to get all of the different blue colors and stuff (i have the basics in prismacolor) all i got was the 12 pack lol and a few off colors like orange and grey....i also have derwent.....and crayola.....i wondered if i mix em all if it would work almost the same way???
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:iconvantid:
vantid Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Crayola has too much stuff in it, wax or binder or something, for them to be much use. The Derwents might work though! I think they are harder than Prismas. Experiment!
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noara Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
lol ah ok i got like half of the prisma ones so far they never sell most of em seperately but im only missing like 2 colors so it should be ok
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:iconvantid:
vantid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
You can look on ebay and sometimes people sell seperate lots of them, usually a bit used, but somethin's better than nothin's :> If you can, save your money and get teh whole set of them, I got my whoel set on ebay for 60 dollars, plus shipping.
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noara Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
oooooo yea i think i might d o that (i can get em for half off at the Michael's crafts stores lol) they have like 40 to 50% off coupons all the time
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cowmoocher Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
one of the few decent colored pencil tuts
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night-wolfe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
so black paper huh..ill definately have to try this. im a big prismacolor person and i've always been looking on how to improve. i like this alot =D
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skullmage550 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
I am going to try this sometime!
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DuncanMcNicol Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
great tutorial :thumbsup:
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:iconvantid:
vantid Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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ArtOfTheChicken Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
wow i love this tutorial, your dolphins and color used are beautiful excellect work
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:iconloiter:
loiter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
wow this is amazing and helpful +fav : )
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ShadowVester Featured By Owner May 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
This is a great tutorial. I tried it out and I just can't get the water reflections to look right, but I had fun trying it out:D
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