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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Latest Visitor's Drawings

  1. Imaginary art: old Arab style house

    Jul 07, 20 04:45 AM

    With ballpoint pen Nataraj 0.7mm. Here is a scene of an old house in Arab style. In a garden full of trees.

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  2. Imaginary art: autumn

    Jul 06, 20 07:14 AM

    Ballpoint pens Nataraj. We are all fascinated to see a view of autumn. Imagine a place of various colorful flowers and trees on a hilly area. Not

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  3. Michelles drawings- Disney princess

    Jul 06, 20 07:11 AM

    Princess from the world of Disney

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  4. Mask of Hunger

    Jul 05, 20 08:31 PM

    Hungry boys want mangoes...

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  5. Freddie Mercury

    Jul 05, 20 06:34 PM

    A great singer gone too soon

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  6. One tree in two views

    Jul 05, 20 04:14 AM

    So here is an imaginary art with ballpoint pens Nataraj 0.7mm. However there is a difference here. The tree in the middle is on both views. So its left

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  7. Imaginary art: 1980s style of house

    Jul 05, 20 04:13 AM

    So here is an imaginary art with ballpoint pen Nataraj 0.7mm. The style of house which is here, is common in Mauritius and India, especially in the 1980s

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  8. Katie Swan

    Jul 04, 20 05:53 AM

    This is my drawing of a British tennis player Katie Swan on Microsoft Paint. She was born on March 24, 1999 in Bristol.

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  9. Imaginary art: like North America

    Jul 02, 20 07:47 AM

    Ballpen Nataraj 0.7mm. Here the imaginary view ressemble places like Canada or Alaska and not Mauritius. Two beautiful countries with lot of lakes, mountains

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  10. Cassandra Henderson

    Jul 02, 20 07:45 AM

    These are my drawings of Cassandra Henderson from the fan-made series Melinda and Alfie. She's 13 years old, is Melinda's friend and has an older sister

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  11. Marcus Rashford

    Jul 02, 20 07:43 AM

    This is my drawing of a British footballer Marcus Rashford on Microsoft Paint. He was born on October 31, 1997 in Manchester and is of Kittitian descent.

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  12. Best friend

    Jul 01, 20 02:13 AM

    Friendship never dies

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  13. An Old Man

    Jul 01, 20 02:11 AM

    It is a portrait of an old man who is drinking tea. This drawing is a reflection of a common man's daily life. Hi, I am Pratyush Kumar. I am 14 years

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  14. Imaginary art: lonely place

    Jul 01, 20 02:07 AM

    Imaginary art with a blue ballpoint pen. So here the ficticious story is about a house which is not abandoned. But just that its a place where the owner

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  15. Imaginary art: hilly place

    Jul 01, 20 02:04 AM

    Done with a ballpen of 0.7mm. Here the aim was not seeking a sense of realism. So there is not very refined textures. This type of scene is common in

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