Color Pencil Portraits - The Line Drawing
We have chosen a mid-brown color pencil for our line drawing as this will blend well with the colors of the skin tones and hair when we come to work over them at a later stage. Violet, which is harmonious with red and blue, is another good color to choose for preliminary line drawings as it mixes comfortably with a wide range of both warm and cool hues.
NOTE: Try to sketch lightly when doing the preliminary line drawing for a color pencil study. This allows the line drawing to be easly covered by subsequent layers of color and shading.