8 Essential Colored Pencil Techniques That Every Artist Should Know

Rae of SuperRaeDizzle shows you how she creates her colored pencil drawings. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on the burnishing technique…

… And here she is experimenting with paint thinner, oils, and rubbing alcohol.


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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