5 The Toulouse-Lautrec figure in the fur-trimmed evening coat is done with far less texture, keeping everything very spare and lightly drawn. This creates a sort of delicacy which is quite elegant.

Coloured pencils are best used where you would rather create soft or delicate images.


One way of making a distinction between the different effects of light falling on both sides of the face or figure is to make one side of the face a warm, bright colour - a pink or light yellow; and the other side, a cool blue or green colour. This effect of warm and cool colours on the edge of a form helps to create an effect of roundness.

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