Coloured Pencils

I was using coloured pencils before I discovered pastel pencils because they gave me even more control and detail than using the pastels available at the time.

Artists' coloured pencils have improved greatly over the years and now most brands are very soft and light fast.

I use the same technique as I do with pastels, relying on overlaying colours to get a sense of depth.

I usually use a hot pressed (very smooth) watercolour paper or pastel paper both of which allow layering and the brightness of colour to show through.

But the problem with using soft pencils, particularly on on textured paper, is that the texture wears them down quickly and you spend as much time sharpening as you do working!

[ All prices are for mounted originals. Postage & packaging £10 in the UK only. ]

Contact Jackie Cox

If you have seen any pictures that you would like to purchase, would like to commission a picture or pet portrait, learn more about my current work or even purchase some greetings cards, then please don't hesitate to mail or call me.

If you should find yourself in the Forest of Dean and would like to see some of my work at first hand (there would be some framed pictures available to purchase too) then please telephone to arrange a visit.

07780 877300 |


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