Hello there! So, at the end of November I went into Michael’s which is my favorite arts and crafts shop. It was Black Friday at the time. Everything was cheap on sale and I came across this awesome sketchbook. Look at this here, like black drawing paper. How cool is that? Of course I ended up buying it because you know, I’ve never used anything like this and it’s creatively challenging and we all know what I like with creatively challenging things. I genuinely have no idea what on earth I am supposed to do with this paper at all, I initially wasn’t sure even what supplies I could use, like I thought maybe colored pencils. You can’t use acrylic paint in here because it’s not mixed media paper. Watercolor paint would not show up in here whatsoever for obvious reasons. Until I noticed on the front. I read it. It’s always good to read the instructions. It says you can use color pencils, gel pens, or metallic markers and I actually have all of those things so that’s what we’re gonna be doing today. I’m going to be trying to fill a page of the sketchbook and wish me luck. Here we go, this is the Canson black drawing paper, the XL black drawing paper, and sports sheets 9 by 12 and apparently it’s “premium quality.” So uh, there we go. I think pastels would look really cool on this, but I really do not like pastels in the slightest so I don’t think I’m gonna go with those today. So for the pencils today I’m gonna use this set by Arteza because I’ve never used these ones before, I’ve actually never used any colored pencils by Arteza before and they sent me this awesome set. It’s got a ton of colors in here. It’s like one of those selection boxes you have at Christmas time with all the cookies and then you think you’ve eaten them all and then BOOM, underneath you’ve got even more cookies. Because they also said about gel pens, I have this set of gel pens by Arteza they also sent me, very kindly, so thank you so much to Arteza for sending me these awesome products. I’m very excited to try them. I love all of their other products that I’ve tried so far. Also just to quickly mention, Arteza are paying me for this video and to review their products but all opinions will be my own, don’t you worry. Hello? It’s quite- it’s editing Chloe here. I just want to quickly put this in because I didn’t actually end up using the gel pens, I swatch them out as you can see, they work nicely especially like the silver and the gold but I’m just not really a fan of gel pens and using like a waxy finish colored pencil. They just don’t go together at all so I just I swatch them out, but I didn’t end up using them. So, you know, they’re decent enough but I don’t think they got fair enough shot being used on black paper personally. Also if you want to get 10% off anything on Arteza’s website you can check out the links below and use the coupon code ChloeRoseArt2, because I did forget to mention that and it’s a bargain. Just gonna quickly swatch all of these pencils for you. They’re so creamy, like the way that they go on the paper is so creamy. Now I’m probably not gonna use all of these colors. In fact, I think I’m gonna do a snowy piece which involves probably mainly like these colors. They also sent me these watercolor pencils, which I’m actually not going to use today, but I have used their watercolor pencils in the past. They’re very good, I’m actually gonna give these away on my Twitter at some point in January. So make sure you follow me there. Okay, so this is how all of the pencils swatch on the black paper and as you can see they’re super vibrant considering they’re on such dark paper. And they’re very pigmented and they’re also very creamy. I’m not sure if you can just see how solid the actual colors are. Okay, you know what because it’s Christmas time I think I’m gonna do a Christmas tree, maybe the little snowman to the side or something like that. I’m thinking maybe we’ll do it like this way. We should probably clear our space. We’ll do a little moon over here in the corner, and I think I’m just gonna have like maybe a couple of hills or something like that. I literally am NOT looking at a reference for this so I probably should to be honest. I’ve never drawn a mountain with colored pencils before so this is probably going to look absolutely atrocious. In fact, you know what? I’ve never actually really drawn many mountains at all or painted many mountains in my life. So uh, excuse my noob-ness at this. I’m really looking forward to the new year because I’m gonna try and really do things a little bit differently on my channel? It’s difficult because the kind of channel that I have, I’m constantly trying out supplies I’ve never used before or I’m using supplies that are really cheap or not very good so I’m constantly using something different and as a result of that, I’m not good at any of the stuff that I’m sort of drawing with on YouTube, because it’s like my first time doing it so It’s really difficult for me to be able to really fully show what I know I’m capable of, because I’m always doing something different. I hope that makes sense and just like, I’m capable of so much better than half of the stuff that you see me make on YouTube, but I’ve got like 45 minutes to an hour to make these things and then in that time I’m using a supply that I’ve never used before, so all of my work tends to come off looking a bit disappointing to me purely because it’s not… it’s not something that I’m used to, you know, I love digital art but I can’t always make digital art videos. I feel like Bob Ross did an identical painting to this and I’m just like somehow subconsciously pulling it to my mind. Okay, that’s that. That’s that. Weird… one tree thing. I’ve got a bunch of little trees just lying around here. I do like these pencils though, I must say that. I mean I don’t like what I’m actually making but these pencils are very similar to Prismacolor. Like, they blend quite well. I’m just gonna stick with a little tree here. Lots and lots… lots of trees. I wish Bob was here and he could just help me sort out my terrible mountains right now! The only good thing that’s kind of coming out of this piece is that I realize how much I love these Arteza pencils. As someone that’s only just started using Prismacolor pencils, I genuinely didn’t think that these pencils being so much cheaper, would even be remotely comparable but they actually are. I’m very impressed with how similar the actual core of the pencil feels to Prismacolor. I’m gonna put a little snowman here, but quite a big snowman I think. Stick him right there. Okay, let’s get a little orange. I’m gonna give him a tiny little nose though. They blend so nicely! Look at that, I feel like they look so pretty. I’m gonna be a bit bold and put some purple in there. Let’s hope I don’t regret this. *Holiday music* I’m gonna give my a little snowman a Santa hat. So the red doesn’t really show up all that great, unfortunately, but it’s there anyway. You- you know that it’s there, you and I both know that it is there. There’s one eyeball. Color in the rest… oh dear, what’s happened there? I’m not gonna give him a mouth because I think he looks- he looks cuter without one to be honest. I don’t know what pencil I just used. I’ve lost it. I think I’m gonna be brave and do a little reflection in the water here on my little snowman. That was well off, well done Chloe. *laughs* This black pencil, I tell you what. It’s so helpful when you’re me and you mess everything up. So that’s one thing you can’t do with regular sketchbook paper, you can’t just use a black pencil to hide up your mistakes which I greatly appreciate to be honest, because I just make a mess with everything that I do. I’m curious to know what your thoughts are on these pencils if you’ve tried them or if you’re not… if you’ve not tried them and you’re just kind of watching me use them for the first time and say you’re a pencil expert, unlike myself. Do you feel that these are performing like normal pencils? From my limited experience, these do feel the same as Prismacolor pencils to me, I feel like I’m drawing on a chalkboard because it kind of looks like chalk, the effect that it’s giving off, which is neat. Definitely messed up on my snowman though, putting that purple there. I’m just gonna give them simple sticky arms just to make it easy. And actually I’m gonna add some little stars to be honest, no maybe snow. This can be… this actually, you decide is this snow or are they stars? Am I pressing too hard on the paper, like can someone with more experience tell me, am I pressing too hard on the paper with these? Okay, I think I’m gonna put a little line here to fully differentiate the water. *More holiday music* As much as I’m stressing about this entire piece, and as much as it’s very very simplistic and quite basic, I’ve still enjoyed doing this. It was a good learning curve. That’s one thing I will say, I do try a lot of different things all the time but I do learn a lot. So I’m really impressed with these so far, I’m not gonna lie. I mean, I’ve not used like, a massive color range here clearly. I’ve used about, I don’t know, maybe six different colors in this piece, but they do blend really nicely. They remind me a lot of Prismacolor pencils in that they are kind of soft… soft cord pencils so I do press quite hard out of habit. I know it’s not what you’re supposed to do, but you get such a vibrant pigment- pigmented. Pigmented. Like I really like the fact that because I’m using black paper, if I make a mistake and just- I can just use like a black pencil and then hide that mistake. Which is- look at that! Look at that. It just hides any form of mistake that I’ve made, so basically you just need to do that with the whole thing. I mean how they last durability wise and how they last light-fastness wise in comparison to Prismacolor, I don’t know. What I do know is they are very very affordable for the price and Arteza are one of those brands that you kind of, you hear about on and off, and they’re kind of… they’re a newer art brand still, but honestly I’ve been very impressed with them so far. Made a bit of a mess because I didn’t pre plan this but would I use black paper again? Absolutely. Would I use it to try and make myself look like a professional artist? Probably not. Would I use these are Arteza pencils again? 100%, absolutely, definitely would. Look at the quality of that tree. But it’s like really late and I’ve kind of given up at this point. I’ve really messed this up because the moon shouldn’t- *laughs* The moon shouldn’t be in this. I’ve just realized the moon shouldn’t even like, it shouldn’t even be there. Why have I put the moon in there? I’m so tired, it’s so late, I didn’t plan this out and I’ve put a moon where it shouldn’t be. I’ve put a moon- it shouldn’t even be visible in this water at all, should it? Let’s just run- let’s just try and remove that shall we? An insignificant, non-existent moon that should not have been there in the first place! It’s very very simplistic, but I kind of like it. I do like it. I like the concept of it, my pieces on Youtube I normally try to do in under an hour because filming something whilst I’m drawing, it’s kind of- it’s quite stressy because you’re working against a clock as in the battery time, the SD card storage, so I always try to make a piece somewhat simplistic instead of being able to spend you know, hours and hours and hours on a piece every week in a video. It’s just not feasible so I’ve always got to spend like 45 minutes to an hour on a piece every week. But this is what I’m currently working on, as you can see, this is a digital piece I’ve been doing with iPad Pro. This I’ve spent about honestly maybe five hours on, it’s not done yet as you can see, it’s half done. But this is the kind of thing that I want to make more of in the new year on my channel, it’s just- I can’t really do something this lengthy in every single video. You can’t really see the details on camera can you? But that’s what I’m making, it’s gonna be on my Instagram if you want to see the final finished piece when it’s done. This to… yeah, if you celebrate Christmas, you all have a wonderful wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year as well. And thank you all so much for your support over this past year. It’s been incredible, I’m gonna take the next week and a half or two off of my channel and I’m gonna be back with bigger and better content and art next year, so thank you so incredibly much for watching. I really hope that you enjoyed the video, make sure you check out the Arteza products in the link in the description below and your coupon code as well, and I think that’s everything. So thank you so incredibly much for watching, I hope you enjoyed the video, take care of yourselves and I will see you in the next video. *Music*

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Drawing in a SOLID BLACK SKETCHBOOK! This was SO TOUGH.

  1. Chloe Rose Art says:

    Hi everyone! This is my last video of 2018. I just wanted to say thank you so incredibly much for your support over this past year. I'm so incredibly overwhelmed and grateful to each and every one of you, whether you like, comment, or just simply click and watch my videos. I'm so blown away by your incredible support and I wouldn't be able to do any of this without you. I promise bigger and better content in the new year, lots of giveaways because I want to give back to you all, and I also plan on going to a couple Youtube conventions next year so if any of you are there I'd love to be able to meet you in person too! Thank you for being so supportive of me, for watching when you can, and for allowing me to do this. I also want to be able to shout more of you out, whether it be collabs or something similar I want to help you get your art out there too. So watch this space, it's going to get better I promise! 🙂

  2. Rebecca Gorcea says:

    This video was next to a video with a blind date ,i wanted to watch the blind date video and I thought i clicked on it and I heard Chloe’s voice and I was like :
    Chloee?????And then i saw the title .😅

  3. TammyTheQueenBee says:

    The dots on the paper is snow.

  4. Huzaifa Tinwala says:

    Chloe it makes more sense for the moon in the water than the trees in the water in my opinion

  5. Fazil Awan says:

    I wish to have the same supplies as yours but u know money reasons… This really degrades me and dismotivates me 😔😔

  6. tnkbale1 says:

    You are pressing way too hard.!

  7. DanLovesPugs says:

    6:21 what every artist says at some point in their drawing 😂😂

  8. Just for Arcana says:

    Why not get a recording app for the pad, record the screen and record your voice in a audio recorder and then put the audio over the digital recording???

  9. Andrea Chavez says:

    i study architecture and we use black sketchbooks to draw buildings + shadows! it was really cool seeing what you made on this! love your artwork

  10. Tristan Sanders says:

    Try using a circular motion

  11. Kenzie Anderson says:

    Bob Ross who?

  12. Tagataro Lian says:

    use pastels

  13. Anastasia Cristescu says:

    Please read this :

    I just want to remind you that God loves you more in a moment, than a human could in a lifetime. He also proved it to you, 2000 years ago, He sent His Son into the world, left Glory, became a man born of a virgin , lived a perfect life and shed His precious blood on the cross after he took on Himself all the sins of the world and overcame that sin because after He died, He rose from the dead the third day and He is now standing at the right hand of the Father, in Heaven. If you believe this, repent and follow Christ and deny yourself (take up your cross and follow Him, witch means that , no matter how you feel , follow His ways and not yours for your heart is deceitful, you may not realize that)you are saved and sealed ,in the nanosecond you believe, by the Holy Spirit who comes to live inside of you and He will raise you in the last day, as he rose Jesus. Time is short even if you don’t realize it, you never know when you will leave this world and you need to be prepared. He gives you everlasting life, next to Him, in Heaven. Hell exists and if you don’t believe in it, it still exists and it’s hot and God doesn’t want you to go there and that is why He gives you this chance to repent and follow Him. He loves you more than you realize. ask for forgiveness (straight to God not a priest, say it in the name of Jesus)This is your sign, repent and believe today, there is no time to waste. God bless you!

  14. GrenHuskyZard says:

    …. a sketch book that i can use my gel pens with… omGGGG I NEED

  15. Glacies.Yin says:

    Some people just use normal pencil on it, since graphite is shiny so pencil sketches are still visible

  16. Gabrielle261 says:

    I used to have a set of really nice kindof creamy wax crayons that were made for black paper. You might like those more than pastels!

  17. D's Artistry says:

    Just recently found your channel and subscribed. I enjoy your content! 🙂
    Black backgrounds seem quite fascinating to me as well but have personally never tried one, I find it too intimidating, not knowing how to use them

  18. Rachel Baldwin says:

    7:03 in your drawing if it was based in winter would there be a reflection? dont you think it would be frozen? (the water)

  19. Valerie.221 says:

    Oh I loooove this paper ^^ I actually prefer it to "normal paper" ^^

  20. Maninder Dandiwal says:

    Oh cool 😎

  21. Taktic121 says:

    🤔 Batman animated

  22. Louise Marnell says:

    I get so excited every time she uses Arteza cause I love Arteza and it makes me so happy to see such a great artist using a relatively cheap brand that I love

  23. Samantha Burns says:

    Invest more time in each video if you’re not happy with results in an hour. Time lapse is your friend. 🤷🏼‍♀️ in saying that I think the results you get are amazing anyways.

  24. hello !!! says:

    Did anyone here the squeek at 5.50

  25. Emanuel Alfaro says:

    Hey you stop scrolling!!

    You are beautiful an amazing inside and out 😀

    Okay you can continue scrolling have a nice day/night :DD

  26. Rainer Nolen says:

    Damn, stoopid

  27. bethamorimnunes says:

    Seriously Chloe if you don't think that your artwork is very good then mine is
    Yeah you get the point

  28. sl33py høney says:


  29. Sophié Tellier says:

    If these are "not your best" artworks, I honestly cant even imagine how amazing your best artworks are!

  30. alt summoner says:

    You should try Metallic water colors on black paper ^^

  31. Sky reacts to anime! says:

    "Idk is it stars or is it snow? You decide."

    Me at 6am in the morning being brain dead : MOoN pOwDEr

  32. hayden taylor says:

    I really need to go to Michael's on Black Friday XD

  33. TheKristamary says:

    listening to you say your art isn't very good is really killing my brain. I could never make anything even half as good as anything you do 0.0 im also not artistic at all though haha

  34. Mikey No likey says:

    They took black Friday to literal

  35. Jaime Eiler says:

    Thank you for not asumming i celebrate Christmas! And am glad you tried the black paper, now i wsnt to. The drawing is good, and beautiful.

  36. Krithika Bopanna says:

    Hi Chloe!
    Rainbow alligator

  37. Satisfy U says:

    Erm.. did anyone notice her missing nail?! 😂

  38. MikaMendez says:

    For some reason I like British accents

  39. Gaenor bailey says:

    I'm 3 minutes 23 secomds in and my OCD is going absolutely "CRAAAZY"… please please pleeeeeeeease can I put your pencils back in their little places in their beautiful little tin home, because as much as I love Chloe that pencil carnage is putting my teeth on edge!!!…

  40. Animalsaver423 123 says:

    Omg I have the exact same prisma colours omg I’m soo happy u have it and my white I use it a lot and it’s small

  41. Maria Shah says:

    It was my bday the day this was uploaded

  42. Meenal Bhaga says:

    Can I buy this drawing. It's really good:)

  43. Ruaridh McCulloch says:

    I would love to see what you can do using black paper and only white and silver pens/ pencils

  44. Jenny rae says:


  45. #HTGAWM Is my fav says:

    SuperRaeDizzle has left the chat

  46. HelinGuler !!! /Plays says:

    Ithought the snowman looked very good😀keep it up!

  47. Y master says:

    White red gold silver pencils work best👍🏻

  48. Peter A Edwards says:

    Two slight errors Chloe, that you realised at the end yes the moon could have been showing on the water though if it was snowing surly the water would have been frozen and there would have been, no reflection of either the trees or the moon. Had the moon been casting a reflection it would have been further over and not directly below the moon. Not sure though how you had a reflection of trees at all if it was at night. Nice piece of art especially since it is a drawing on black. No need to be so hard on yourself, yes we are our own best critic not having experience of that art medium give yourself credit.

  49. Jena Patel says:

    are u english but live in the usa because i dont think we have michaels in the uk?…

  50. Suzannah Montgomerie says:

    chloe: i just started using prismas and im shocked how similar they are
    me: i look at my hodgepodge of markers and cheap pencils and my one case of watercolor pencils— cheap as can be

  51. A weird art girl says:

    please excuse my nOobneSs

  52. kazmi momin says:


  53. Sarah Clapp says:

    Good luck I love black paper and hate it

  54. wolf23girl Jimin is unique says:

    I love it when you just create something as simple and as cute as that, now I want a black sketch book.

  55. Vienna Hanna says:

    Can you do a series called "Is it good?" Where you try out cheap or mysterious art supples.

  56. Cookie Cookie says:

    Today is the 23rd nov 2019. Yesterday was my b day!

  57. Spud Days says:

    I don't care if your doing it wrong I LOVE THIS DRAWING!!!! WHY CANT I DO DIS?!

  58. shibersdad says:

    Black sketchbook
    What do i do with this

    My reply:
    You draw with it ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  59. Animalsaver423 123 says:

    I have the exact same prisma colours and I think they work very good and I don’t use paint a lot so I’m a bit like Rae Dizzle I’m good at most thing accept from paint lol I’m better at pencils

  60. Pure Diamond says:

    🙁 i would love to buy those pencils and the water brushes but it only ships to America and i'm all the way in Australia…

  61. Damy Rock says:

    We know that you are very talented and I really like your work and I love your every video ❤

  62. Arysa Tavison says:

    You should start selling phone cases’s id buy them, your art is so well made! 💙

  63. Anna_the_bell _ says:

    I have like 5 of those

  64. Tirza B says:

    11 months later and still nobody noticed that water becomes ice in winter?😂

  65. Pink Diamond says:

    It’s for pastels mainly, but people also use it to see the colouring of a white pencil.

  66. Samara Teràn says:

    She reminds me of Zelena from once upon a time 🤷🏻‍♀️😂❤️💜

  67. Jenna Taffeiren says:

    I love how easy it looks and how well the pencils blend.
    And amazing how you draw that from nothing a always need a guideline like a photo or a drawing

  68. Joshua Li says:

    Chloe is so proud of herself

  69. Stackzz says:

    For once you can we the white pencil that everyone abandons😊

  70. Itsanimearts UwU says:

    I wish I had them..

  71. Devi Polisetty says:



  72. A weird art girl says:

    ”as simplistic as this is….”
    Girl you call that simplistic?

  73. Carly Charlesworth says:

    Chloe, I love you dearly sweetie, you are in fact one of my absolute favourite YouTubers, but you often put yourself or your work down, and in my opinion it's not necessary hun. Yes, I know it would be obnoxious for you to be big headed about your work or yourself, however, wouldn't it be better to say nothing if you can't say anything nice about your work or yourself? I think both you, and your work are top notch and I always smile when I see another of your videos is available for me to enjoy. As a fellow brit and artist, I think I can safely say without contradiction, that are the sweetest and funniest YouTuber on YouTube! Now you know! Love you hun. Have a happy Christmas and enjoy a relaxing time with your family.

  74. punklejunk says:

    If you use a black pencil for highlighting… would that be called blacklighting? (Yes, it took me almost a year to think of that question, lol)

  75. Ruth Brewer says:

    Also pastels

  76. Meep the Gacha Minecraft hero The Minecraft hero says:

    The artwork was amazing

  77. EnchantedOcelot says:

    I have one different brand. Tempted to see if i can use paint on it since I rarely draw

  78. JustAPerson says:

    If you want to do more lengthy art works, you could do videos in parts. 👀

  79. Ces Entice says:

    I have a tip for black paper. if you need a color that doesn’t show well put a little white under it

  80. Shruthi Vijay says:

    At last white colour pencil had found their purpose of existence on the earth

  81. Jannah M says:

    I have a black sketchbook that’s quite full! I quite enjoy filling it in

  82. Jannah M says:

    Watercolour does show up on black card I tested it in my black sketchbook

  83. Derpy Duck says:

    Omg that's a cute drawing I love it and the pencils are so opaque and pigmented btw i love your nails

  84. Shunmi Neko says:

    Polar bear season!

  85. Hafiz Muhammad Siddique says:

    I love your videos especially the one which has shown the types of artists

  86. Hafiz Muhammad Siddique says:

    Its snow

  87. Hafiz Muhammad Siddique says:

    He trees are far away from the river so shouldnt be there

  88. Green Bean says:

    Is it weird that when I first saw it I was like, "I wanna eat it"

  89. Elizabeth Cember says:

    Reminds me of https://www.themorgan.org/collection/Black-Hours

  90. SweetSeeBee says:

    Her accent 💕💫

  91. Savage Death says:

    TOO BAD bob is………………………dead…

  92. Galaxy’s Constellations says:

    Yay I watched this on the perfect day! December 21st! Okay maybe 2 days before exactly 1 year since this video was made… whatever!

  93. Dream Cave says:

    Bro it's very easy to draw in solid black paper in my opinion I'm not trying to brag but it's easy for me ;-;

  94. Lil Lilystar says:

    Your art looks beautiful every single time you post and draw paint 🎨 ❤️

  95. LogicianMagician says:

    This was seriously uploaded exactly an year ago. Today's 23rd Dec 2019 and the video was uploaded on 23rd dec 2018

  96. Aedyn Kourakos says:

    Her: I dOnT tHiNk ThIs WiLl TuRn OuT wElL
    *creates masterpiece

  97. AF. Production says:

    White color pencils are not useless.

  98. Angela Stone says:

    Check out Dyan Reavely of Ranger Ink, who has a line called Dylusions, for YouTube tutorials on artwork in a black journal. Amazing stuff.

  99. Lucy Malin says:

    Why don't you like pastels

  100. Lucy Malin says:

    Sooooooo cute

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