Hello guys! I’m back today with the third and last part of my Mini Coloring Class featuring the “Zen” image by Bloobel stamps. You can catch up on part 1 with Copics here, and part 2 with Inktense pencils here. And of course there’s a GIVEAWAY too, today!
Today is all about colored pencils, and I am using my favorite which is Polychromos. If you have Prismacolor or another brand, you can also use those with this technique. Try whatever you have, don’t run off and buy new stuff. What you have might work just fine 🙂
I left some parts out of the video – after showing you how to color the face, I applied the same technique to the hands and feet. Since coloring with pencils takes up quite some time, and the video was already running long, I figured you wouldn’t need to see the same thing again.
As always, a little disclaimer: my skills are not the end of the line. I still haven’t quite mastered the folds in clothes technique, but I am getting better at it. If you want to learn this properly, check out the Clothes coloring class by Kit and Clowder. It’s taught with Copics, but the principles apply to pencils just as well.
All in all, I colored this image 5 times – I ended up re-doing the Copic and Inktense variations because I wasn’t quite happy with how they had turned out the first time around. Not sure I am 100 percent happy with the second coloration, either, but I figured that if I was going for perfect, I’d never get this done 😉
This is something to keep in mind: are you doing this for an art exhibition, as a paid job, or for fun? If it’s not one the first two, then just take it easy and don’t stress if the light source isn’t perfect or the fold doesn’t have a perfect highlight.
I hope you enjoyed this little class. My goal was to show you that no matter the medium, if you know the basic principles behind certain coloring principles, you can do it with markers, watercolor, or pencils. And get a different effect each time. Just imagine if you would like to add a pattern to the clothes! Or use a different skin tone. Or imagine a different fabric for the clothes and try to incorporate that! The options are sheer endless which will help you to stretch you supplies, may that be digital images or stamped ones.
Now, for this final class, I have yet another giveaway, sponsored by the generous Bloobel Stamps. You can once more win an image of your choosing from her Etsy store. All you need to do is leave a comment here or on the YouTube video by 30 May 2016.
I’ve listed the products used for this project below. If possible, I link to Seven Hills Crafts for all European Crafters. Alternative shopping outlets linked to are Amazon US and Simon Says Stamp. Click here to learn more about which companies I am affiliated with.