Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Marker and Pencil Coloring Practice post. My crafting adventures have been all over the map recently. I seem to have a very short attention span when it comes to techniques. So, today I decided to sit down and work on my coloring. I have done projects recently with Copic markers and color pencils, but I have forgotten amount combining them. Doing this really creates a spectacular image.
A few years ago I participated in The Coloring Challenge Road Trip class taught by Kathy Racoosin. In the class, Kathy taught a number of techniques, but the one that really levels up an image is adding colored pencils. I highly recommend that class to everyone. However, you can also find an example of this technique in the video Filling in the Nook and Crannies. Let me show you what I worked on today.
I began this adventure with the Simon Says Stamp/Memory Box collaboration stamp set True Friends. With the Mini Misti, I stamped my image with GinaK’s amalgam ink Obsidian.
I wanted a reddish/pink shade for my flowers today so I chose to use RV11, RV13, and RV14. I added the darkest shade on the base as well as the tip of each petal. This left my highlight in the center.
I colored the leaves next with the YG03 and YG63 Copics. This seems to be my fallback color combination for leaves. If you have other suggestions for nice green shades, please drop them in the comments.
Last but not least, I added the center of the flowers. To keep them more an orangey shade I used YR14, and Y17.
Prismacolor Pencil Coloring
The next step was to find Prismascolor pencils in a dark and light shade to match the Copic colors. I found that for the flowers, Process Red and Pink Rose were both good matches. I wanted to take a photograph after the first flower, but the rhythm had me buzzing along. Having said that, can you see the difference? The leaves were also colored at this point. I chose to use Olive Green and Spring Green. The darker color does need blending out a bit more at this point as well.
The flower centers were finished off with Golden Rod and Spanish Orange.
Little dots were added with the .05 Zig Millennium pen for even more detail.
I am so pleased with how this image looks. As always, I see areas that need improving, but that will take practice. Have you tried adding color to the Nook and Crannies of your images? If so, I would love to see some of your examples. The more I can learn from all of you, the better my crafting will get!
Thank you again for joining me to today’s Marker and Pencil Coloring Practice post. I hope you will join me next week when I turn this pretty image into a card. Until then, have a fantastic week, and I will see you in the craft room again real soon!