What you need:Coloured Pencil Goldfaber, Craft knife
Try representing the flicker of light penetrating dark foliage, the sky through tangled branches, a complex textured surface, or a distinctive linear structure, such as basket weave, waving corn, or the fragile veins of a leaf skeleton.
For good results, prime the stretched paper with an acrylic or gesso primer or a layer of acrylic paint. This acts as a barrier between the pencil and the paper, preventing it from absorbing the pencil colour. The top colour can be scraped away with a craft knife to reveal white or coloured marks.
Merriscourt Farm—High Summer has been worked on primed paper, with Sgraffito used to take out some of the dark tree mass on the extreme left to reveal the yellows and pinks beneath. Fine scratched hatching adds variety and detail to the straw bales and the barley field.