This first tutorial I am going to use the following Papermania watercolour Pencils, however you can use your equivalent to these:
From this pack I have used the following pencil colours, Pink, Cream, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Black and Grey (In the picture below the cream pencil appears to be yellow, but it is not - in the above picture it is the cream pencil next to the brown and grey on the far right)
First of all I stamped my image using Black Archival Jet Blank Ink Pad onto good quality cardstock. I then coloured in the image with the cream pencil, and two pink circles for his cheeks. Please do not apply water yet.
Then i coloured the image in with the waterbrush, this combined the two shades and created the base of the image. Then using the black pencil, i shaded around the image lightly and then in the around the edges for his stomach. I then applied water with the brush, I then coloured this in with the waterbrush.
I then applied the two shades of brown, one all over, and the darker shade for the shadow areas. I then applied water using the principle outside in. I worked with the waterbrush from the dark colour to the light colour, to ensure that the shading remained as it is.
I then finished off the colouring with with the egg and the grass. I used a very dark green pencil and applied this lightly. The egg shade was achieved by combining an orange and gold watercolour pencil and the bow in yellow. Here is the finished image:
I hope this makes sense! It takes longer to explain but it literally takes 2 minutes to do. For the other weeks in March, I will show you some quick Basic to Intermediate colouring techniques, using two shades, promarkers and waterbrush markers.