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Colouring Pencils-Great For Home or Office

Jul 17, 2008
Colouring pencils allow people to express their inner thoughts and feelings, whilst creating beautiful pieces of art. Colouring pencils are an excellent art medium for drawing and can be enjoyed by people of any age, which is why they make great promotional tools for any business. Easily seen, and always in use, the colouring pencil is a great tool to promote your business.

There are three types of colouring pencils:

1. Oil based which are bound with vegetable oil
2. Wax based which are bound with wax
3. Water-soluble which dissolves in water. These are harder and dryer pencils.

Colouring pencils are manufactured the same way as black writing pencils, except that their cores contain colouring material such as dyes and pigments instead of graphite. Colouring pencils are usually rounded, hexagonal or triangular in shape. There are even scented colouring pencils available in stores.

Drawing with colouring pencils was once something pre-school and school children enjoyed, now many adults are drawing and colouring artwork, allowing beautiful images to come to life.

Colouring pencils provide hours of entertainment for adults and children alike. Working with colour is very healing and is an expression of the soul.

There are many types of colouring pencils and all have their advantages and disadvantages. Cheap colouring pencils break very easily and often continue to break, as you try to sharpen them. Even some of the more expensive brands of colouring pencils can break very easily.

Naturally people purchase the colouring pencils within their budget and also depending on the age of the person using the colouring pencils. A good set of quality colouring pencils may last an adult many years, whereas children loose them very quickly.

Colouring pencils are very easy to use and there are different techniques, which result in beautiful and very unique colours. All that is required is a desire to learn and a willingness to practice. Experimenting with colour and shading can produce beautiful pieces of art.

When colouring with colouring pencils, many different shades of colour can be attained by blending the colour. This is achieved by placing layers of colour over the top of each other. When blending colour with colouring pencils it is best to initially colour lightly and then apply other colours over the top, gradually working to the desired colour. With practice this becomes easy.

Another way to blend your artwork using colouring pencils is a technique called burnishing, which involves layering of multiple colours, and then finishing with a lighter colour, usually white, and then begin blending all the colours together. This techniques often takes time and practice to master.

Drawing is a form of visual expression and is one of the major forms of visual arts. Drawing with colouring pencils is exactly the same as drawing with an ordinary pencil except the initial sketch immediately comes to life.

When drawing or colouring with coloured pencils always keep the tip of the pencil sharp and many colouring pencil experts will tell you to sharpen your pencils, with a sharp knife.

When you first begin colouring with colouring pencils the techniques of layering and burnishing may seen difficult, but with time, practice and patience you will see great improvements and creating magical pieces of artwork. All of these tips and ways to leverage colouring pencils, make them a fun way to promote your relevant business.
About the Author
Matt Franks is director of Fluid Branding, the UK's largest supplier of Promotional Colouring Pencils and Branded Colouring Pencils at www.fluidbranding.com. For Eco Friendly promotional products, including Recycled, Organic and Sustainable items visit www.ecoincentives.com
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