Creating Colour using Black and White

The title sounds confusing doesn’t it? It was meant to be but isn’t if you read the rest of this blog post. I love black and white and would do all my work that way if I could but people like colour for some reason. One of the ways that I like to inject colour in a drawing without using colour is to create it in black and white, but use a coloured paper as the base. The paper adds some colour to the picture while the ink gives the black and white feel for the drawing. If you’re looking for coloured paper try buying a pad of pastel paper in different colours. I have found the cream, yellow, and blue papers give off the nicest touch. Try it and see for yourself.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an illustrator and cartoonist from Canada. He is the creator of the Pride Junkie Comic Series and the Drawing with Bruce Art Series. You can learn more on his websites at

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