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. candice

    Aug 19, 19 08:23 AM

    portraits

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  2. Chateau Bel Ombre, Mauritius

    Aug 19, 19 02:49 AM

    After around 22 years of quiting watercolor art, I decided to enter in this hostile world again. So here is a work I just decided to end some moments

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  3. Megamix and Melody CHASING A BUTTERFLY

    Aug 19, 19 01:11 AM

    This is my pencil sketch of Megamix is trying to restrain his little adopted sister Melody from trying to catch a harmless butterfly. I have decided to

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  4. J.J Evans

    Aug 19, 19 01:05 AM

    This is a drawing that I did of the Character J.J. Evans played by actor Jimmie Walker in the old TV show called Good times. It was done with 5,6, and

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  5. Dee Snider Drawing

    Aug 17, 19 04:50 AM

    This a picture of Metal legend Dee Snider who many may remember From the band Twisted Sister that I drew as I continue to seek out new challenges. It took

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  6. Blue ballpoint pen

    Aug 17, 19 04:45 AM

    Done several weeks ago

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  7. Still in progress. Ballpoint pen

    Aug 17, 19 04:39 AM

    I think it has already reached hyperrealistic level

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  8. Completed art with ballpoint pen

    Aug 17, 19 04:37 AM

    Blue ballpen

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  9. Pencil drawings

    Aug 17, 19 04:33 AM

    My first drawings

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  10. Thranduil

    Aug 17, 19 04:30 AM

    Just Likes to draw it

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  11. Osaka Castle

    Aug 17, 19 04:06 AM

    This one's for you Ivan because I'm pretty sure you'll be quite familiar with this magnificent castle. Originally built in 1583 Osaka Castle has seen many

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  12. Miles Morales

    Aug 15, 19 05:25 AM

    I always feel love to draw Miles.

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  13. Waldo and Betsy TNT

    Aug 15, 19 05:22 AM

    My artwork of the twin siblings being surrounded by TNT. I have changed the names as Waldo (the blue alien) and Betsy (the pink alien) to keep things simple.

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  14. oracle cat

    Aug 15, 19 05:12 AM

    I used my imagination to create this drawing

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  15. Owl Buddies

    Aug 11, 19 09:38 PM

    My Dad loved owls so this was done for him. Fun and colourful to go along with my Lion and Elephant drawings. I spend so much time trying to be as accurate

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