Colorful Drawings
by D Fox


Let me introduce you to D Fox from South Carolina and his nice colorful gallery. All his drawings are made on a dark natural paper which is a perfect background for creating a great color contrast.

I love the idea of two parrots sitting on a tree, for instance. The vivid green and bright red color of parrot’s feathers perfectly contrast with the dark background.

I really want you to look at these subtle details with colors because they are too important not to be noticed. D Fox gave us a perfect example that choosing a colored paper can sometimes be a great choice. Thank you for this cool idea!



It is OK sometimes to choose a colored paper for your drawing. Most of us automatically draw on white paper, which is correct because the black graphite creates absolute clarity of pencil strokes on the white paper. This is especially important if you are beginner or just practicing drawing.

Let’s observe the bird’s white heads on another drawing which are also perfectly shining on the black background. I would say, using dark background may require a little experience in drawing and may not be perfectly suitable for a total beginner, but I encourage you to try it anyway.

On a white paper you naturally draw the dark strokes and create outlines of the image, while on black paper the dark background is set, and you draw only the brighter parts leaving the dark parts almost untouched. This may not be so easy as it sounds.

It is just a theory, so far, and we need to try everything to see how it really works. It is OK to mess it up, so go ahead and mess it up a couple of times because that’s the way you learn best. By your own experience, by your own mistakes, by your own try and error approach.

I have to say again; D Fox gave us a perfect example that drawing on dark background paper is cool idea and you can try it too.

Look at the “Owl Drawing”. It is a very good example how to gradually fill up with color the entire surface of the dark paper.

On colored paper (dark or brighter) you work mainly with color pencils, crayons or other medium, etc. You can, of course, outline the contours using graphite pencil, but if the paper is black, the graphite pencil strokes will be difficult to see and follow.

Go ahead and give it a try, get yourself a colored paper and draw something. If you feel uncertain, start to draw a snowman or a spruce covered with snow, something similar you see below. By drawing a snowman on a black paper you cannot make a lot of mistakes.

Have a fun and make as many mistakes as possible. You will get better in a very short time.

Enjoy These Colored Drawings by D Fox


First Yorkie

Black paper pastel artist

First birds

56 years old drawing for as long as I can remember retired now spending a lot of time drawing like pastels and nature

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  1. Another imaginary art.

    Dec 11, 19 03:50 AM

    Again, its with a ballpen and not pointed pen. I dont have a pointed pen so I did it with a normal ballpen. Its more time consuming.

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  2. Imaginary practice

    Dec 11, 19 03:46 AM

    Done mostly with a gel ink pen except some minor places where I used a ballpoint pen.

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  3. Imaginative art

    Dec 11, 19 03:45 AM

    Even though may be for many people it will appear as a work of off-hand flourishing done with a traditional pointed pen, yet, the reality is that its with

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  4. Moonlight drawing

    Dec 10, 19 09:00 PM

    There is a couple where the moonlight is there. Pencil shading

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  5. Sanjay besra belghutu

    Dec 10, 19 03:12 AM

    I am very simly boy.One day i can try drawing own our home and i start drawing see to i can drawing this portrait

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  6. Drawings things I hate drawing

    Dec 10, 19 03:08 AM

    I love to draw and decided to do a challenge of drawing things I find hard to draw but with no pencil or rubber I only used a red and blue ballpoint pen

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  7. Imaginary art, ballpen

    Dec 07, 19 03:45 AM

    So I went directly with the pen and no use of pencil.

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  8. Imaginary art.

    Dec 07, 19 03:42 AM

    So it is an imaginary art except the tiger which I have observed from a real photo. I used black ballpoint pen and some colored gel ink pen. Except the

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  9. Imaginary art with ballpen

    Dec 07, 19 03:38 AM

    So I went directly with the pen and no use of pencil first. That is why there are errors in symmetry. But no problem as it was just a rough artwork.

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  10. My first perfect sketch

    Dec 06, 19 03:39 AM

    I first drew this sketch as a rough one but then after that I started to like it a lot so i gave an outline with a black pen and then coloured it with

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  11. Groot

    Dec 06, 19 03:36 AM

    Big fan of Groot.so, tried to draw him(quick sketch):)

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  12. Imaginary and quick art

    Dec 05, 19 03:33 AM

    Gel ink pen. I wanted to give a live demo to a friend. So I did this.

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  13. Completed art

    Dec 04, 19 07:41 PM

    So here is the completed imaginary art where I just added some details on the left. Except the eagle on the top left which is not from my imagination

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  14. The Coffin

    Dec 04, 19 07:28 PM

    A little late for Halloween but better late than never. Watch out! Dracula is on the prowl. Lots of details in this drawing, the pipe with fittings, the

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  15. Marilyn Monroe Drawing By Andy Leslie

    Dec 02, 19 06:13 AM

    My latest drawing in my legends collection

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