Burnishing: To make smooth or
glossy by rubbing; polish with a tool.
We are going to use Prismacolor Colorless Blenders to create beautiful colored pencil drawings with a theme of "Events and Experiences." Within this theme, you may focus on a sub-theme of the following: Historical
War and Conflict
Watch this video for a short tutorial (ignore the Derwent pencils, but pay attention to using white or light colored pencil, along with the colorless blender.) Note that there are several ways to blend colored pencils. We may be experimenting with other ways at another time.
Here's a fun little article with some interesting, unique tips for colored pencils, in general.
And a cool handout of techniques to download...
1) What do you have to pay special attention to when using the burnishing technique with colored pencils? What is your opinion of this technique?
2) What sub-theme did you use and how/why did you develop your idea the way you did?
3) Critique your work - what worked, what was a struggle, what grade do you feel you deserve?