White Colored pencils: Some ways to use it!

hello this is Karia again and I’m going
to talk to you about some of the things that you can do with this amazing white
pencil everybody always ask what do you do with the white colored pencil and
we’re going to talk today about some of the things that you can do with a white
colored pencil but before we get started I want to talk to you about the color
pencil as a medium just really briefly color pencil as a medium is generally
translucent it’s not extremely translucent but it is more translucent
to say like oil paints or something like that so that’s part of how you’re able
to layer the different colors and get special effects so with that in mind you
have some white pencils that are more opaque and some white pencils that are
more translucent than others probably the the most famous of the opaque white
pencils is the luminance white which is this white pencil I’m going to show you
how opaque that is you know when you compare that to one of the more
translucent white pencils which is the fiber castel weight and you’ll see them
next to each other and you can see the difference with the fiber castel of how
you can see more of the toned paper underneath it so I’ve laid out some
different white pencils and give you my opinion as to what they are the Crayola
which I decided was more translucent the soft core prismacolor premier which felt
definitely more opaque the fiber castell polychromos which is the one that I have
which is more translucent the luminance which is more opaque and the KO
corridors I have a hard time pronouncing that the corners Progresso solid I’ll
talk about this pencil very much can I use it but I do have it and at some
point I’ll do a review of it but anyway so there’s many ways that you can use
the white pencil one of my favorite ways to use the white pencil is to keep white
areas white and I’m going to show you what I mean by that so so what I did
here for this is I’d lay down just a little bit of the white pencil I use
the charanraj luminance and I just laid down a little bit of Karen – luminance
and then I worked around it and I just kept going back so as I did the other
layers I laid down the white layers so I just did that in concert with this other
layer and because this paper is not the whitest of white paper you can actually
see the difference and I can use that to my advantage because for some sections
of this I wanted this to be extra shiny and I wanted this to be less shiny so I
was able to create the Shine effect by having this be whiter than this which I
kept almost yellow in tone so you can use the white as a color and you can use
the white to just lay over and to keep white areas white so that’s one of the
the best things that I love to do with white so especially when you have
something like this this is supposed to be a gold egg so especially something
like this is supposed to be a gold egg it’s very easy to just keep going on
there and just keep adding that white pencil and maintain the whiteness of
this and so that’s one of the one of my favorite uses for the white pencil so is
to keep white areas white so we’re going to set this aside so then I can talk to
you about the next use of the white pencil and for the the keeping of the
white areas white I really I don’t think it really matters all that much if you
use a translucent or an opaque white but I do prefer to use the Karen docs
luminance for that and these run about three dollars and eighty cents a piece
on Dick Blick comm which seems expensive for an individual pencil but this you
know this holds a point for quite a while and you really do get you know all
of your money’s worth with with a single white pencil and I actually you know
have like four or five of these because I like to keep these around and make
sure that I always have one of these nearby so the other thing that you can
do with a white pencil and one of the things that a lot of people do with a
white pencil is they use a white pencil in lieu of a blender pencil and for this
you definitely want to have a more translucent white pencil
if you saw my video on dry blending methods you’ll see my opinion of using
white to blend is not I know you can use the white to blend but I personally
prefer the blender pencil but that’s a matter of personal opinion and you can
totally use the white to blend and in fact if you choose to use the white to
blend you can lighten areas and that’s another thing that you can do is you
know I’ve loaded you can do this with the more opaque whites but with
something with you know with a translucent weight like this you can use
it to blend but it does lighten up these these areas in a way that a blender
pencil doesn’t so you can use this to your advantage if you want to blend so
if you see for example using this is a specific blender pencil which has no
pigment on it and you see the difference between using that and using the white
but there are people who prefer to use the white as a blender pencil and there
are times when I use the white as a blender pencil too like I used it to
blend when I was doing the Steampunk coloring book because there was a lot of
steel and there was a you know it’s steampunk so there’s a lot of steel
there’s a lot of gear and there’s a lot of all sorts of other things so because
of that I ended up using the white to blend a lot because it gives it a more
metallic glow and I especially since I was using a lot of Gray’s because I
wanted to give it the more kind of that glow so anyway but back to using the
blender pencil and you can use you can mix the blender pencil and the white and
you see that when you mix both of them together it doesn’t light in it as much
but you can use a seegar advantage that’s another way of using the white is
if you have so I can talk about it here if you have created a space let’s say
you made this and you made this darker than you wanted it to be so you can use
the white to your advantage and if you go in like lightly with the light
pressure you can go in with the white and you can lighten what you’ve done so
that it’s not as dark as before so you can use that but this is you know you
have to proceed with caution and then the other thing that you can do to not
have it so to look so great is you can then go
back over with the color that you want to lighten again that you so that your
lightening it but you’re not you know having like a white shadow over it so
that’s one thing that you can do with this white and I’ll show you with the
different ways so also different brands of whites will produce different effects
so this is the coronor white so you’ll see that this you know depending on the
white pencil you you know you’ll get different effects so for example this
was not as this was not as strong like a white presence as say the Karen –
luminance produced here so you can use that to your advantage by trying
different whites and seeing how they’ll work on on your scrap sheet on your
piece of scrap paper so the other way that you can but what I what I do prefer
for lightning is I end up using a mix of erasing and the white pencil so let me
show you here so and so I end up I erase and I pulled out a little bit and I’ll
show you in one of the pictures that I have how how that works by using a mix
so I lighten that elope so I pulled out a little bit of color sorry I raised to
hello that’s baby Stewie who’s probably hungry again and then I went back in
with a little bit of weight just a really light dab of weight and then just
go back in with a color again and then you know maybe erase it once more and
then add the weight again and I’ll show you what effect that I was able to
produce doing that so I use this effect for something that I want it to not
necessarily have such a strong shine so that’s what I did here was the mix of
the erasing and the white color but that’s just some of the uses that you
have for the white pencil and you know different people will have
we’ll have more than you know we’ll have a lot of uses I know some people who use
who don’t even have blender pencils who use the white exclusively for blending
and you can see here that you know people will have their especially people
who are using weights for blending they’ll have their specific whites that
they prefer this is the Crayola white held on the machine this is the Crayola
white and you’ll see that day and you’ll see that it produces a different effect
then say the charanraj white or the fiber castel white so so that’s
something to keep in mind but I hope you enjoyed this video and I hope you will
consider subscribing because I do have contests all the time as a matter of
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questions or if there’s anything that you want to see let me know and I will
certainly do my best to get it to you but I hope you enjoyed this video and
have a great day bye


  • Astrid Rial

    Good intro to using white pencils. I like the tips of trying different brands to see what effects they produce.

  • Yvette Williams

    The only thing I've ever used them for is blending out other colors. Gonna watch this to see what else can be done with them.

  • hugh mongus

    haha people were like "oh, it's useless, i'm very intelligent" i was sure those pencils were useful

  • kike rivera


  • sop bal

    Caran D'ache means pencil in Russian but it is written differently XD

  • David Church

    Very helpful video; I like your presentation in the sketch book; makes a good reference for future use.

  • Heather Leisure

    I don't mean to be creepy or anything but I just want to put out there that I love your hands, I've watched many of your videos now and really appreciate your advice and work, but your hands woman! Omg they're beautiful they are especially at the point where your fingernails begin, the clean contrast between your nail beds and dark skin.

    About the white pencil though; I feel dumb now for not thinking of using them to preserve highlights prior to applying color … ugh especially since I sometimes use the white to seal a section so that I can just swipe soft pastels over the whole background and the the white will prevent the pastel pigment from settling over anything I colored

  • Eileen Chen

    What blender pencil did you use? What are some good ones to use

  • Sandra Olson

    Very good information.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge.   I love your coloring.

  • Sithean

    Very well explained! Thank you VERY much! You rock!

  • Karen Ronan

    Just what I wanted to know. Thanks!

  • Toulupalia qaz

    OMG! That's exactly the same book I'm coloring right now!!!

  • Barbara Bolton

    Very helpful. What was your eraser name and favorite white pencil again? I loved your video.

  • Barbara Bolton

    Thank you for getting back to me so quickly and for the video.

  • Deb M

    Excellent video! Thanks for making it.

  • Dorkly Van de Dork

    Really cool idea for a video! Rock on!

  • Gristle Von Raben

    cool video, thank you.

  • Jacqueline Chrisman

    Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I just got into adult coloring and can use all the advice I can get! Thank you for your videos. I can't wait to see more!

  • 45NBGPureHate

    Lightening and blending just looks bad

  • NOYES90

    You are very expertise in art! Because of this video, you gained a subscriber!

  • Lamont CA


  • Sylvie Dufour

    This is very handy and i really enjoyed to watch this great video because this is something i asked for so Thank you so much !!!

  • Scroer Uee

    Finaally a good video on this! Thank you so much! Greetings from Chile

  • Christian

    This video is simply amazing!

  • Lylene Mason

    Thank you for sharing. I've found it helpful. 😊

  • Mk. Rowe

    This is really helpful, thanks.
    Do you know anything about drawing with white onto black paper?

  • adoptafurkid mama

    Thanks! I was wondering what/how to use that type of eraser!

  • Madeleine Poe

    I am quite new to this world of art and all things colored pencil and I'm totally enjoying myself. Since professional lessons are beyond my budget, I am learning from the internet and YouTube. (Come to think of it, I AM actually getting free professional lessons from all the experts who share their years and wealth of knowledge on the internet!)
    I am finding that there is at least one gold nugget of info to be picked up in each YouTube video. When I begin to think that I am already familiar with the speaker's topic, that's when there's suddenly something new for me to take note of. In this video, it was the way you use the kneadable eraser to remove color. Not only clever, but important when trying to preserve the integrity of the drawing paper!
    Thanks so much for sharing and I'm looking forward to learning more!

  • Livia

    Great ideas! Thank you!

  • Jane Mays

    So helpful. Thanks!

  • Morgiana Fanalis

    cat comes into frame
    Me : NEKO CHAN!!! NEKO CHAN!!!!

  • Art By TessieJo

    Is there anything I can do if I have burnished my drawing too much?

  • irvan slam

    thats pretty cat

  • Debi Vintinner

    Very informative!! Thank you!

  • Linda Anne Calderone

    Great review Karia, love your reviews and tips!

  • SeBasTiÁn G

    Los Bruynzeel valen caca;… los mejores son los Prismacolors, parecen témpera la weá, sobre todo el blanco. Y ni los Caran d'Ache se les comparan. Los Faber no me gustan para nada, parece que rayaran la pintura, como pintar con agujas. Una mierda, no me los compro +, perdí 11 lucas en esos y la conchesumare".

  • Elizabeth Escamilla

    Thank you for ALL the useful information!!!

  • Luis NgchongJrArt

    thanks for posting

  • Feministe Wynn

    I have that same coloring book 🙂

  • Royce Hettler

    Thank you so much for this valuable information, and making it so easy to understand.

  • Irish McGee

    Thanks for the tip using the white pencil. I have not thought of using it for that. I think it's a great idea.
    I do have one request. And so far, no one's been able to show me how to blend colored pencils for various facial tones. I have colored pencils but I don't use them because I'm a bit leary of them. So all my drawings are charcoal pencils. I'd really love to branch out into the colored pencils. I hope you can help. Thanks again. I enjoyed your tutorial.

  • jane smith

    Could I draw with coloring pencils on canvas ?

  • Lynn Marie

    Thank you! There is so much to learn about coloring if you really want to. The need and use of white pencils have been something I have often wondered about. Now I will these techniques to really add something extra to my projects. I appreciate the work you put into your videos!

  • Lily Rose

    awesome! thank you so much for sharing this finally someone did it! <3

  • Miranda Litt

    Great hints I wouldn't have thought of!  Thanks.

  • Alicia Hadden

    Thank you for this….I also read the Lyra Rembrandt White Pencil was a good one as well as the Faber Castell's Chinese White "drawing" pencil. I recently ordered the "touch up texture" and "titanium white powder" from Brush and Pencil's website to mix as an opaque white over colored pencil….I just received it today so I haven't had a chance to try it yet but I've seen lots of videos on YouTube about it…just thought I would share the info that I've found. I have a luminance white too and it's amazing but I'm so anxious to try the brush and pencil products. Love your channel and enjoy all your videos…xoxo

  • mzombievixen

    Great examples. Good idea to always stock up on white. It seems to be a color that is never in stock when you need it.

  • Bren da

    OMG I have the same eraser, I got as a gift from a friend and I had no ideia how to use it. Thank you so much ❤️

  • Avi Fructuoso

    where can I buy them.

  • AAAdvil -3-

    I use my white colored pencils to blend and add layers

  • The Narrator

    Awesome. I'm looking to buy one and an 8b graphite too cause it sucks only having midtones everywhere that I'm hurting my wrist.

  • kym rhymer

    Thank You..Good Tips……..

  • Debra Kajer

    I would really love to know how to make the moon color of silvery white. I have silver colored pencils and various white ones including Caran D'Ache. I would deeply appreciate any tips on how to accomplish the glowing moon look for the moons in my coloring. Thank you for any help!

  • stream nct dream we go up

    hi,do you have any advice for me to use white on white paper (i have a 60 pcs FC PC set)

  • artemisia2002us

    Well done video! Thanks.

  • Ann Bittler

    Beautiful work! Thanks for all the good info.

  • Nick Doe

    Karia – are you segregating your white pencils? 😀

  • Nick Doe

    You don't mention alcohol or oils – do you ever use these in addition to blend?


    Wow I really like it

  • David Digital

    This is a great video. Been confused with my white pencil and this really helped alot. Thanks

  • Tina Das

    which copy are you using?

  • Kaveh Najarian

    thank you for creating this video! this is going to help me a LOT! in coloring *cries happily *

  • Arab Katib

    Very helpful. :^)
    Thank you very much! 🙂

  • brandon smith

    this is a grate tip thanks

  • Black Mamba

    Wow.I always LOVED how white things looked on black people.White polish on black hands,white teeth,etc.But.THOSE WHITE PENCILS IN THE BEGINNING LOOKED ABSOLUTELY AWSOME IN YOUR HAND!
    (there is no racism,i love black people and black women are the most beautiful)

  • Greg Edmonds

    Derwent Chinese White is also fairly opaque.

  • Azzu Paris

    This video is so useful. I have 2 white pencils but I didn't really know how to use them but now it's clear. Thank you 😄

  • Mayte Belman

    Thank you for the video ! 🙂 greetings from México 😀

  • Alexander Prime

    the tip always falls?!

  • Alan Owen

    thanks Karia ,for your video ,I will be able use your advice in my art work ,,,,,,take care


    Spetracolor was the best colored pencils eva !!!!!!!

  • Evan Tomiko

    Thanks, Karia. I was asking myself that same question? What to do with white pencils.

  • Melissa Hensley

    Thank you so much for this video! I have watched so many videos on colored pencils and this helped me tremendously! 😊

  • 00Tenrai00

    Hi, can we use these pencils on black chalkboard slates? I haven't found anything that works, except for those mineral rocks sticks! Thanks…

  • Gypsy SnickerDoodle


  • Unique Technique Art and Games

    Go for polychromos

  • Unique Technique Art and Games

    I have bought the polychromos from flipkart… the white seems nice because it's opaque…… the polychromos I bought from Amazon the white was transparent…. buying from Amazon wastage of money

  • MrKillerFrettchen

    Any tips how to handle the white on toned paper? It just turns to an ugly grey or makes the graphite even darker when it touches it 🙁


    Coloring karia,what ,in your opinion is the best white pastel pencil ,& brand?thank you…

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  • Aravind Anil

    can u tell which is the best white pencil

  • Aravind Anil

    thank u very much my frnd ♡♥♡

  • AngiShy

    Wow i didn't know that kohinoor pencils are for sale even in other coutries than czech republic xD i travel around kohinoor place alot

  • Mary Cage

    I like to use colored pencils on toned paper, and often on pastel paper of a dark tone. Then I can use the white a lot. So I keep several whites on hand. I use them a lot.

  • ZILLA Productions 303

    When ever I was drawing something I always did the shadowing and all, but I could never do the lighting with a white color pencil. This video helped a lot. Thank you.

  • Muraina Babajide

    Thanks for this video. Please can this white pencil be used for drawing white airline

  • Noman Shah

    Medam with pencil name

  • Noman Shah

    Medam wight pencil name

  • Videomama1972

    Beautiful bird! Coloring page or did you draw it?:)

  • Skywardeyeprophet

    Thanks so much for the tips! I feel bad for neglecting my white color pencils now

  • Artvid .HD

    Thats a Mazing <3

  • Aakash Rajput

    How to sharp white pencil

  • Daria C.

    Thank you for the tips on using white colored pencils and showing the differences among the different brands.

  • Nivrutti Damse

    White pencil name

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  • Becky

    I know you posted this years ago but just wanted to let you know its still helping people to this day 🙂 Thanks for the great tips

  • Art of Vins

    Very useful information..thank u😊👍👌

  • Debby Wilson

    Hi from Dallas. Do you use White Charcoal pencils? I have two of them and am having a hard time with them. Are they translucent or opaque?

  • Clare Warp

    The koh-I-nor is actually one of the largest diamonds in the world, stolen by the British from India and currently in one of queen Elizabeth 2’s crowns.

  • Ailocana's Art

    awesome…was looking for on how to use that kind of pencils


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