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


Visitors Personal Gallery Pages

Please see and enjoy the following collection of personal galleries. We all believe you will have a lot of fun. Observing other’s art work is always, always very inspirational. You may get some new ideas for your own drawings.

Portraits of Dogs by Lynn

Realistic Portraits by Andy Leslie

Portrait Drawings by Lela Stankovic

Various Drawings by Betty Chavis

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Cute Drawings by Christie

Manga Drawings by Chi

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Carly

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Original Pokemons by Johan

Original Manga by Grace

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Creative Anime by Celia

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Sketches by Amanda

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork Gallery


Theme Based Visitors Galleries

The following Theme Based Galleries are a collection of selected drawings from various authors based on a certain theme. I would like you to get as much inspiration as possible for your own drawings.


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  1. Imaginary art: a place of tranquillity

    Apr 19, 21 03:08 AM

    Here it is not direct pen art since I made plans especially for the buildings. Sometimes Am confused as to whether I will share here or in nature section..Because

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  2. Theatrical masks

    Apr 18, 21 10:13 PM

    Nothing is permanent..neither happiness nor sadness..!!

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  3. Imaginary art: abandoned house

    Apr 18, 21 10:08 PM

    This type of scene is common in Mauritius, especially where sugar factories have been closed. So there are many small houses resembling each other. And

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  4. Coloring Pages for Kids

    Apr 17, 21 08:41 AM

    Downloadcoloring pages for kids and have a good time. Adding new content every week, so check it regularly.

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  5. Imaginary art: near a small hill

    Apr 16, 21 03:54 AM

    Ballpoint pen art. This type of place exist not far from my village. But here it is different. As you see, it has a sense of realism. I like that my

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  6. cute puppy

    Apr 14, 21 09:22 PM

    this dog reminds me of the dog from a movie, so i drew it in cartoon.

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  7. Drawing of Ganesh

    Apr 14, 21 09:21 PM

    Ganesh is most worshiped deity in Hindu pantheon. He is the god of beginning. That’s why I draw his image to symbolize start of the new year 2078 in Nepal

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  8. Angel island

    Apr 14, 21 01:25 AM

    This art piece has a combination of all possible art like I. Unicorns 2. Black shadow drawing of a park 3. An imaginary house on a tree 4.Flowing river

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  9. Imaginary art: Far from crowded cities

    Apr 13, 21 07:48 AM

    Art is like an ocean where we never see its bottom. I always feel that am still a beginner because the more I practice, the more I learn new things...Even

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  10. Imaginary art: peaceful place

    Apr 13, 21 02:16 AM

    Imaginary art with a ballpoint pen. The same pen is below the art. It is a black Nataraj 1.0mm pen. So as usual, with most of my imaginary art, I go

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  11. Shiv-Shakti

    Apr 12, 21 09:23 PM

    both God Mahadev and Goddess Durga together...

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  12. Prince Philip

    Apr 12, 21 09:19 PM

    This is my method of drawing Prince Philip (who died yesterday at the age of 99 2 months before his 100th birthday) on Microsoft Paint. He was born on

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  13. Imaginary art: colourful nature

    Apr 12, 21 08:41 PM

    With ballpoint pens.

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  14. Imaginary art: An old administrative building

    Apr 10, 21 06:45 AM

    As usual, it's a direct pen art.

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  15. Imaginary art: waterfall

    Apr 09, 21 04:00 AM

    So here is a small imaginary art depicting a waterfall in a forest. A scene which we all love.

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