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. My photo edit lion

    Oct 17, 19 08:38 AM

    I edited one of my toys to make it look more cartoony I really like it I wouldn’t say it’s my best work but I am on a working progress on my editing skills

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  2. Joker

    Oct 17, 19 04:47 AM

    Its the famous comic book villain the joker.i just tried to draw him with pencil.hope you will like it

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  3. free time pencil drawing

    Oct 16, 19 04:16 AM

    this is my drawing i drew when i have free time :)

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  4. Starship

    Oct 16, 19 04:03 AM

    Starship. It wasn't until Star Trek came along that we first heard the term Starship having simply referred to space vehicles as space ships previously.

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  5. Summit

    Oct 15, 19 06:12 PM

    Summit. Behold the world's fastest computer, IBM's Summit. My drawing shows some of it! Would you believe a Quintillion calculations per second (that's

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  6. My most detailed drawing of Garou (One Punch Man)

    Oct 15, 19 06:08 PM

    Garou is by far a favorite to me in the One Punch Man Anime / Manga / Series, just because of his goal, his abilities, his appearance, his personality,

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  7. Joker

    Oct 15, 19 05:59 PM

    Love the movie Joker So tried to draw him. Quick drawing:)

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  8. my first sketch ever

    Oct 15, 19 05:56 PM

    Its a long story

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  9. pencil drawing of free time

    Oct 15, 19 05:52 PM

    pencil drawing of free time

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  10. pencil drawing of free time

    Oct 15, 19 05:51 PM

    pencil drawing of free time

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  11. Elvis Presley Drawing No 31

    Oct 15, 19 05:45 PM

    latest drawing in my attempt to draw more realistic

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  12. Pelican Pete

    Oct 13, 19 07:02 PM

    Pelican Pete is our local “guard of the pier”. He’s been hanging out with us islanders for many years. We have a lot of fun watching the tourist try and

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  13. Imaginary art with blue ballpen.

    Oct 13, 19 06:58 PM

    With a 0.6mm blue ballpoint pen Nataraj.

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  14. Imaginary Art

    Oct 13, 19 06:55 PM

    With a black ballpen and some gel ink pens.

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  15. Marker drawing

    Oct 13, 19 06:50 PM

    Cold days make you appreciate hot coffee or tea

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