Is my drawing suppose to be this waxy?

As you can see the left wing is looking like a solid black. But the right wing has a glossy waxy effect to it. My question is if its suppose to be that waxy since I used prismacolor pencils or did I do something wrong. If so can you offer help on how to fix it thank you. 

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4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Prismacolor pencils are wax-based and when you lay down heavy color with them, you can get what's called a "wax bloom," which is what you see. Why it's more noticeable on the left wing vs. the right, I don't know. But you can take a soft cloth or tissue and gentle rub that to lift some of the bloom.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You are using the wrong media, coloured pencils will not achieve the perfectly flat colour you seem to want.

    If you want a flat consistent colour use gouache.

    With some practice and the right paper you could use markers.

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The left wing is not identical the dark colour is slightly thicker giving the impression you describe 

  • 1 month ago

    I think your paper had residues on it before you started drawing.

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