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. Animae

    Jan 22, 21 06:42 PM

    I just love to draw.

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  2. Mr Noisy from The Mr. Men Show

    Jan 22, 21 06:40 PM

    This is my method of drawing Mr Noisy from The Mr. Men Show on Microsoft Paint. He's loud, deafening, rowdy and disorderly. He loves to be very loud but

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  3. Mickey mouse

    Jan 21, 21 03:57 AM

    Mickey mouse

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  4. popeye and olive

    Jan 21, 21 03:55 AM

    first one have been using drawing to not think of the pressures of life.

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  5. Rose

    Jan 20, 21 07:50 PM

    Blue rose...Different is good

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  6. Goofy

    Jan 20, 21 07:48 PM

    This is my method of drawing Goofy on Microsoft Paint. I sent it to Janet Deane by Co-op Academy Southfield e-mail and she appreciated it.

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  7. A Blue Heron

    Jan 18, 21 08:36 PM

    After studying pictures of blue herons I was inspired to create one in colored pencil. I found out that blue heron's are protected by the United States

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  8. Boat house

    Jan 17, 21 11:51 PM

    Life is like sailing...we can't change the direction of the wind.But we can adjust our sails to reach our destination...

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  9. Portrait of a woman

    Jan 17, 21 11:50 PM

    With ballpoint pen Nataraj 1.0mm.

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  10. Direct pen imaginary art

    Jan 17, 21 11:49 PM

    So here a building is also included in this art.

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  11. A Belated Gift

    Jan 17, 21 11:39 PM

    A Belated Gift

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  12. Some Original character drawings

    Jan 16, 21 10:10 PM

    Done in my sketchbook with pen and comic markers this drawing for all people interested in drawing in this style :)

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  13. Imaginary art directly with pen

    Jan 14, 21 03:23 AM

    This one has more details than the previous one.

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  14. Say no to plastic surgery

    Jan 11, 21 09:06 PM

    We don’t need to spend millions for plastic barbie girl look we should love ourselves for our natural beautiful bodies and give love to everyone sadly

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  15. Two imaginary art

    Jan 10, 21 05:50 PM

    Direct pen art

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