See how I layer and blend colored pencils in this octopus drawing! I’m using the Derwent Lightfast set of 72 colored pencils for this demonstration (provided to me by Derwent). These tips can help even if you’re a beginner to shading and blending with colored pencil! Learn to make your work look more realistic. Are you looking for slower and real time painting and drawing lessons?

  • Supplies used: (amazon affiliate links)
  • Derwent Lightfast set of 72 colored pencils
  • Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper
  • My fine white details are being painted on with my mixture of Touch Up Texture and Colored Pencil Titanium White Powder from
  • Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner

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