Colorful Drawings
by D Fox

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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

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Cute Drawings by Christie

Manga Drawings by Chi

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Carly

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Original Pokemons by Johan

Original Manga by Grace

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Creative Anime by Celia

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Sketches by Amanda

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations 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. Living in the past

    Oct 27, 21 02:29 AM

    I like sharing these works so that people are interested in it. We must revive these things. And it forms part of art since the imagination is working

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  2. Husband & Wife

    Oct 24, 21 08:22 PM

    A Legal Battle

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  3. Completed: Chateau de Mon Plaisir

    Oct 24, 21 08:14 PM

    Ballpoint pens art. The Chateau de Mon Plaisir is a mansion located in Pamplemousses botanical gardens, in Mauritius.

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  4. Yellow colour added, and decor.

    Oct 21, 21 03:23 AM

    This imaginary view was made in August and I think I shared it here. However the difference here is the light application of chrome yellow pen, to render

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  5. Ornamental writing with imaginary view

    Oct 21, 21 02:32 AM

    Here I tried ornamental writing with a small imaginary view with pen. Light chrome yellow pen was applied to render it more vintage. It goes well.

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  6. In progress: Chateau de Mon Plaisir

    Oct 18, 21 02:26 AM

    With ballpoint pens. Chateau de Mon Plaisir was built in 1823 and is situated in the Pamplemousses botanical gardens of Mauritius.

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  7. suvo bijoya

    Oct 17, 21 09:34 PM

    an age old culture and tradition related to our Durga Puja

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  8. With blue pen

    Oct 16, 21 04:36 AM

    The wonderful thing in this type of art is complexity.

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  9. The word Love

    Oct 16, 21 04:35 AM

    Several time I wrote this word with decors :)

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  10. A colorful artwork

    Oct 16, 21 04:32 AM

    This type of art was popular in the past. I mostly used gel ink pens here.

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  11. The name Nawaz

    Oct 16, 21 04:29 AM

    With complexity, it can become esoterical where not all people will understand it. So this is a proof that an art can be esoterical but yet, still maintaining

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  12. The names Nandini and Zaid

    Oct 16, 21 04:26 AM

    For two friends of mine.

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  13. The name Reena

    Oct 16, 21 03:27 AM

    A mixture of ballpen, watercolor and gel ink pens

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  14. Letter Z with coloration

    Oct 16, 21 02:23 AM

    Hand lettering with colors has its own beauty

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  15. Mixing traditional and contemporary

    Oct 16, 21 02:19 AM

    It was a trial to mix traditional and contemporary art here. It worked. It is attractive. This type of art will go well in pre-primary school books or

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