Materials: Chalk-pastel coloring pencils, Charcoal Black Medium, Charcoal Black Medium Dark
Strathmore Bristol 300, Charcoal Primo, uni-ball Signo
Music: Black Panther Inspired Dark Angry Trap Beat By Danson
The first common mistake the beginners make is that when they're doing their initial sketch using graphite they just do it a bit too dark and the problem with this is that if you have a dark initial sketch when you add colored pencil over the top especially in the lighter areas, those pencil lines will really show through. So what you want to do is use an eraser to lighten up your sketch before you add all of the colored pencils. When you're doing hair or portraits it's really important that you layer up lightly rather than going in and burnishing straight away if you burnish straight away it's hard to add layers on top and get that smooth kind of finish. The more layers in the hair you have the more sort of depth your drawing has and that's what gives it that look. It looks like lots of layers of individual hairs. When you're drawing blonde hair, blonde hair isn't yellow so you don't need to go in with really saturated vibrant colors so make sure when you're doing blonde hair you don't go in with a yellow color. Another mistake that I see people make when they using color pencils is that they use their pencils blunt and they can't fill in all of the grain at the paper it just lays on top and you have the white bit showing through so make sure you sharpen that pencil.