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. The Batman

    Jan 24, 20 03:03 AM

    Tried to draw The Batman this time..he is my favourite

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  2. My redrawing of my sad angel

    Jan 24, 20 03:01 AM

    I redrew a picture of a sad angel on paper . This was a drawing me and friend drew last year in high school before I graduated so to keep the memories

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  3. Portraits by Constance

    Jan 21, 20 05:20 PM

    portraits

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  4. Butterflower

    Jan 21, 20 03:00 AM

    I have been making t-shirts with some of my designs and this is one of the most popular.

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  5. White wolf

    Jan 20, 20 12:58 AM

    Drew this a few months ago using white charcoal on black paper

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  6. Lion Puppy

    Jan 20, 20 12:55 AM

    No special story. I am 76 years old and I do a lot of crafts and things that I never had the opportunity to explore as a child. I lost my soul mate husband

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  7. Pretty Woman

    Jan 19, 20 10:03 PM

    I have been sketching a lot of faces because I admire so many different types of people and I try to capture some emotion or lack of. I am very new at

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  8. Charcoal eagle

    Jan 16, 20 04:53 PM

    Charcoal eagle on black paper done a few months ago

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  9. My drawing

    Jan 16, 20 04:37 PM

    I am a big fan of one piece and wanted to make a sketch of whitebeard so i tried and this is the result

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  10. GTO(Great Teacher Onizuka)

    Jan 16, 20 04:36 PM

    Great Teacher Onizuka!!! Previously a Yankee, But has great desire and passion to become a teacher(Sensei), It's a must watch Anime.

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  11. Cel animation screenshot from "Crystal Jewels"

    Jan 16, 20 04:32 PM

    Does this look like that it was done by cel animation? I've been working on animation cels like this for the Crystal Jewels series. If you want more, you

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  12. My unicorn colouring “edit”

    Jan 16, 20 04:31 PM

    I edited a unicorn colouring on my iPod mates hope you like Frankenstein because I turned my unicorn into a Frankenstein I didn’t colour the horn in because

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  13. Imaginary art

    Jan 14, 20 08:03 PM

    Done with ballpoint pen then watercolor added

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  14. Elvis Presley Drawing No 30

    Jan 13, 20 08:49 PM

    I've tried using more colour with this one

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  15. Spencerian without thickness

    Jan 13, 20 08:31 PM

    Spencerian without thickness in alphabets is still elegant.

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