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Old 02-07-2020, 08:21 PM
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What is the best method for getting bright color tones on dark toned papers?

I'm thinking of starting a drawing on black paper, and want to include color. In my previous experience, I can't get a pure tone with colored pencil alone. Any advice or other material suggestions?
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Re: What is the best method for getting bright color tones on dark toned papers?

Have you tried white pastel pencil yet? Or a white gel pen?
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Re: What is the best method for getting bright color tones on dark toned papers?

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Have you tried white pastel pencil yet? Or a white gel pen?

I have, I was more asking in reference to colors you would get out of say, colored pencils. Bright reds, pure blues. Media, preferably dry, that can stand out on the paper.
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Re: What is the best method for getting bright color tones on dark toned papers?

My guts tell me oil pastels are gonna be your best be for dry media
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Re: What is the best method for getting bright color tones on dark toned papers?

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My guts tell me oil pastels are gonna be your best be for dry media
I do have some of those sitting around, thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: What is the best method for getting bright color tones on dark toned papers?

Have a look at this thread here
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Re: What is the best method for getting bright color tones on dark toned papers?

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Have a look at this thread here
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:20 AM
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Re: What is the best method for getting bright color tones on dark toned papers?

Thanks, Christel. And, Lost, thanks for asking the question.
I wish I had seen this several days ago. I've never used black paper, but I do use crayons and Oil Pastels (OPs) on browns and grays papers. Always for studies, but I always watch for ways to improve my work.
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