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. Imaginary art in progress

    Apr 07, 20 03:40 AM

    Operation successful in this imaginary art in progress. Title: old administrative building. Colored ballpens. The only delicate thing remaining is a

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  2. Landscape drawing

    Apr 07, 20 03:21 AM

    The beautifulness of the nature which swiftly draws abundance of life with living animals and creates a harmonious composition. The mountains in the background

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  3. Imaginary art, trees, mist and light

    Apr 07, 20 03:19 AM

    A place of strong light.

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  4. Joker

    Apr 07, 20 03:13 AM

    Tried to draw all the version of joker from movies except Jared leto

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  5. Happy Cat

    Apr 07, 20 03:11 AM

    Happy Cat is a character from my own comic book series Angry Dog. I made the first comic book at Co-op Academy Southfield Bradford because I was inspired

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  6. Patrick Star

    Apr 07, 20 03:08 AM

    Patrick Star is a SpongeBob SquarePants character who lives under the rock in Bikini Bottom. He is dumb, confused and friendly but rather intelligent.

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  7. Completed imaginary work with ballpens

    Apr 06, 20 03:34 AM

    So here is the completed imaginary artwork with ballpoint pens. A scene of a small, old and abandoned medical ward. Now its home for rodents and white

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  8. Imaginary art in progress

    Apr 06, 20 03:29 AM

    Imaginary art with colored ballpoint pens in progress. The idea came to my mind in the morning. So the scene here will be a small and old abandoned and

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  9. Imaginary art: industrial zone

    Apr 04, 20 07:19 PM

    So here is imaginary art with ballpoint pens. A scene of industrial zones with pollution.

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  10. Light and clouds

    Apr 04, 20 07:16 PM

    Simple imaginary art with a pen. Playing with light in the sky when clouds are there. And its reaction in the sea, mountains. And some boats.

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  11. Indian greatest artist M.F Hussain recreation

    Apr 04, 20 07:00 AM

    I thought of recreate art of Hussain sir with colour pencil I am not great artist but tried . This is one among 30 controversial art of Hussain #

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  12. Abstract art

    Apr 04, 20 06:21 AM

    I imagined colours together n tried

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  13. Portrait Sketch

    Apr 04, 20 06:18 AM

    Just love the Art

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  14. Imaginary art.

    Apr 04, 20 06:16 AM

    Imaginary art with a blue ballpoint pen. I went directly with the pen thus no plan with a pencil. I started with the eyebrow on the right of this portrait

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  15. Sally slime-Zilla drawing

    Apr 04, 20 06:13 AM

    This is an original drawing I drew her name is sally but because she is a slime monster people call her slime-Zilla people treat her nasty because she

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