Is black paper a good choice for colored pencils? I’m sharing some of the pros and cons and tips for working on this type of surface. I’ve got tips on blending with odorless mineral spirits (OMS) and the types of pencils I like best for this sort of work. Join me while I draw my pelican!

I’m working on Canson Conservation Board which I purchased from If you do a search for Canson Mi-teintes art boards it will be listed there with those.

My fine white details are being painted on with my mixture of Touch Up Texture and Colored Pencil Titanium White Powder from

See how I mix titanium white powder and touch up texture for fine white details

Other supplies used: (amazon affiliate links)
Caran d’Ache Luminance
Derwent Drawing Pencils
Derwent Lightfast Colored Pencils
Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner or Gamsol
Glassine (this is the paper I keep under my hand)
Kum Long Pointed Sharpener
Kum Sharpener

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