Hi crafty friends! I am back with part 2 in my Mini Coloring series featuring Bloobel Stamps’ “Zen” digital image. In part 1 of my series I colored it with Copic markers, and now I’m doing the same thing with Inktense pencils. Inktense pencils are not real watercolor pencils, even though they react to water. They are actually ink pencils, which means they dry permanent and that can make it easier – or harder – to layer and mix colors.
As with the Copic video, I actually re-shot this one as well, too. My first coloration had too little contrast – I felt here, too, that the folds were too dark and didn’t have the highlight I wanted. Truth be told, I think that this second coloration is a little lighter than I wanted it to be, but at least I left my highlights in 😉
The second thing I did differently from the first coloration was that I used my Blender Pen with the pencils, and not my water brush. When using a water brush, I would take the color directly from the pencil by touching my damp (not wet!) brush to pencil tip an picking up the color. This way, you can ensure that you can blend it out smoothly on the paper surface. If you add the pencil directly to the paper and then blend out you might end up with some pigment that stays in the creases of the watercolor paper (which has an uneven surface).
With the Blender pen, you get a more uneven look when blending out – I knew that beforehand and I actually wanted to challenge myself to color a complex image such as this with the Blender Pen only. If you prefer a smooth look, then use a brush for the entire process instead.
If you want to learn more about coloring with Inktense pencils, please check out my playlist over on YouTube which has many more tutorials for this medium.
Bloobel Stamps have once more provided me with one digi for one lucky person. All you need to do to win a digi image of your choice is to leave a comment here on the blog or on YouTube by 9 May 2016. Good luck!
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