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page-14a                                       Landscape <> colored pencil on paper 6-1/2" x 10-1/2"
landscape in colored pencil
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You can blend colored pencil using paint thinner. At times, it makes the colors more intense. I didn't know the technique when drawing this picture. I was using high pressure on the pencil to blend colors. Interest was lost before completion <> I was trying to finish each detail before moving forward to the next section. I work better when the whole picture evolves at once.

The picture somehow looks okay unfinished.

Blending colored pencil with paint thinner will darken the color, especially with a dirty brush. Paint thinner doesn't work well over yellows and whites. The technique lets you blend colored pencil, chalk, oil pastel, graphite etc on a single picture. I fournd the trick is moderation and clean the brush constantly.