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

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 others’ artwork is always, always very inspirational. You may get some new ideas for your own drawings.

Dog portraits by Lynn

Portraits of Dogs by Lynn

Portraits by Andy Leslie

Realistic Portraits by Andy Leslie

Portraits by Lela Stankovich

Portrait Drawings by Lela Stankovic

Various drawings by Betty Chavis

Various Drawings by Betty Chavis

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Cute Drawings by Christie

Cute Drawings by Christie

Manga Drawings by Chi

Manga Drawings by Chi

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Carly

Various Drawings by Carly

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Original Pokemons by Johan

Original Pokemons by Johan

Original Manga by Grace

Original Manga by Grace

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Creative Anime by Celia

Creative Anime by Celia

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Sketches by Amanda

Various Sketches by Amanda

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork 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. Bossing

    May 12, 24 05:32 AM

    Bossing
    Bossing

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  2. Eat the food, not my head

    May 12, 24 05:31 AM

    Eat the food, not my head.

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  3. Imaginary pen art, forest

    Apr 28, 24 06:43 PM

    There is still room for more details and darkening of some zones, in this imaginary pen art. But at this level, it is already ok. Maybe for the personal

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  4. Please try to treat everyone equally

    Apr 25, 24 05:26 PM

    Please try to treat everyone equally.

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  5. Imaginary pen art

    Apr 23, 24 06:21 AM

    In this imaginary pen art, there is still room for more details and the darkening of some zones. But at this level, it is already ok. Maybe for a personal

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  6. Human Rights Vs Animal Rights

    Apr 21, 24 09:17 AM

    Human Rights Vs Animal Rights
    Human Rights Vs Animal Rights

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  7. Imaginary pens art

    Apr 20, 24 08:20 AM

    I think when it comes to colourful imaginary art with pens, then this is my best so far. However, it is still long path, as if a never-ending journey.

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  8. Imaginary pens art

    Apr 12, 24 05:41 AM

    It has been a while now that I have not made colourful imaginary art. So here is one.

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  9. Imaginary pens art in progress

    Apr 12, 24 05:40 AM

    Colourful place.

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  10. Just kick the obstacle

    Apr 12, 24 05:09 AM

    Just kick the obstacle
    Just kick the obstacle.

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  11. Johnny and Mollie spice up their relationship/marriage

    Apr 08, 24 05:38 PM

    Johnny and Mollie back together
    This is my drawing of Johnny Mills and Mollie Brennan getting back together on Microsoft Paint. It comes after Johnny had an affair with an Italian girl.

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  12. Handicapped is the body, never the mind

    Apr 05, 24 07:07 AM

    Handicapped is the body, never the mind.

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  13. Dental Surgery

    Mar 31, 24 03:30 AM

    Dental Surgery
    Dental Surgery

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  14. Goku black super saiyan rosē

    Mar 28, 24 06:00 PM

    Goku black super saiyan rosē
    Trying to upload my first anime drawing

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  15. Where there is life, there is hope

    Mar 24, 24 06:34 AM

    Where there is life, there is hope.

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