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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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

Manga Drawings by ThronN

Cute Drawings by Christie

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Manga Drawings by Chi

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Various Drawings by Carly

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Original Manga by Grace

Original Pokemons by Johan

Creative Anime by Celia

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Various Sketches by Amanda

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches 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: waterfall at sunset

    Sep 28, 20 02:16 AM

    Ballpoint pens art. As am depicting sunset which is at the back of the water, then the whiteness of the waterfall should have been darker. But as it was

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  2. I and my destiny

    Sep 28, 20 02:11 AM

    I and my destiny...

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  3. Imaginary art: depicting light with ballpens

    Sep 27, 20 02:46 AM

    I think generally speaking its more difficult to show light with ballpens, compared with mediums like watercolor, acrylic or oil, especially when the art

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  4. Imaginary art: sunset and sea

    Sep 27, 20 02:38 AM

    A small imaginary art with ballpoint pens and where you can see the sea, some trees and sunset, in my way.

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  5. Imaginary art completed

    Sep 27, 20 01:42 AM

    So here is the completed imaginary art with coloured ballpens. I want to let the front yellowish soil as it is. Also no great details on the water. Direct

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  6. Girl with a flower

    Sep 27, 20 01:33 AM

    Done with Copic markers on paper.

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  7. Love

    Sep 27, 20 01:30 AM

    Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mom and a daughter....

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  8. Some lady

    Sep 26, 20 09:38 AM

    I like to practice a lot so I followed a introduction video from Farjana Drawing Academy on YouTube. I made this drawing with my own touch and more shadow.

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  9. Imaginary art: a cave

    Sep 25, 20 01:23 AM

    Imaginary art depicting the inside of a cave. Ballpen Nataraj 0.7mm. So there are two holes where light is penetrating. And on the left below, its lighter

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  10. Imaginary art: lustful eyes, surrealistic art

    Sep 24, 20 12:28 AM

    With a pen of 0.7mm, its a small surrealistic art entitled lustful eyes.I like this genre of art even though I don't do it everyday.

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  11. Imaginary art: outskirts of old mansion

    Sep 24, 20 12:25 AM

    With a ballpen of 0.7mm. It ressembles a bit the place in an indian horror film of Ramsay Brothers where a vampire was living. A creepy and isolated

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  12. me

    Sep 22, 20 10:33 PM

    My self Hirva Patel, 9 years old

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  13. Me in mask for corona protection

    Sep 22, 20 10:24 PM

    My self Hirva Patel, 9 years old

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  14. Imaginary art in progress: beauty of trees

    Sep 22, 20 10:22 PM

    So here is an imaginary art in progress. Ballpoint pens, it shows clearly that this medium is also good for depicting naturalistic art and not just oil

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  15. Imaginary art: the sea at sunset

    Sep 22, 20 10:20 PM

    Ballpoint pens art. So in the left we have a huge oil tanker. A rough sea which is not suitable for swimming but for fishermen.

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