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


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. Go As You Like

    Jul 26, 21 03:54 AM

    Husband and wife playing go as you like...

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  2. Dynamite Harry

    Jul 25, 21 06:56 AM

    Traditional landscape and scenery.

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  3. Three imaginary art with pen

    Jul 20, 21 10:06 PM

    Direct pen art

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  4. Poison Ivy

    Jul 19, 21 09:40 PM

    Tried to draw poison ivy from dccomics:)

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  5. Demigods of the World.. Sun & Moon

    Jul 19, 21 09:39 PM

    One of my favorite drawings and I feel it's a small token of honouring Nature & happy to draw Sun and Moon in Zentangle art form, without whom it is impossible

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  6. Piggy Bank

    Jul 19, 21 09:37 PM

    Piggy Bank

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  7. Imaginary art with pens

    Jul 16, 21 08:58 PM

    With colored ball-pens.

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  8. Anger

    Jul 12, 21 05:04 PM

    Being annoyed by harsh voice of a frog, a penguin kicks it from the back.

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  9. 1930s style drawing

    Jul 12, 21 05:02 PM

    I got inspired by old black and white cartoons like Betty boops and Mickey Mouse to draw this ... it’s a bunny named cotton tail I did draw a coloured

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  10. Snoopy

    Jul 12, 21 05:01 PM

    Using the Paint application on my computer, I drew one of the most beloved characters of all time: Snoopy. At first a small exercise in testing my drawing

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  11. A "Star War"

    Jul 09, 21 09:47 PM

    Using the Paint application on my computer, I created this humourous little drawing about a literal Star War. This was the first drawing I did for my

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  12. HAL 9000

    Jul 09, 21 03:17 AM

    Using the Paint application on my computer, I did a rendering of the HAL 9000, the infamous character from Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, 2001:

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  13. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light

    Jul 07, 21 08:17 AM

    Using the Paint application on my computer (as is the case for all of my digital drawings), I created this visual representation of a famous quote from

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  14. Mollie Brennan

    Jul 04, 21 10:59 PM

    These are my drawings of Mollie Brennan on Microsoft Paint. She is an 18-year old woman from my TV show idea Johnny and Matt. Mollie has black hair, blue

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  15. Freestyle

    Jul 04, 21 10:56 PM

    Was browsing when I found anime. It was like the best thing that could happen to me. It was so easyyyyyy! I am sharing pictures of some of my artworks.

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