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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Colouring In Tutorial 1: Watercolour Pencils

On my blog from now on Saturday is Daisy and Dandelion and All Their Friends day! There have been changes at the Daisy and Dandelion Blog, every month there is a theme and every month we will have a tutorial. This month is my turn for a tutorial on colouring in the Daisy and Dandelion images. I put this suggestion forward as it is not the first time I have heard people struggle to colour in these images or they are not happy with their end result. Therefore they are not inspired with the range.

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.

I then coloured over the cream with the grey pencil as below.

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.


Anonymous said...

Hi great idea and thanks for the instructions. I will read them when my brain is awake (it is now 10.28 pm )Colouring is my big problem so this is going to help me

Margaret Richardson

debsdoescrafts said...

Thank you for this tutorial, even though I don't have daisy and dandelion stamps. I can use this for my Forever Friends stamps.
If you would like to pop by my blog it's:

Debbie x

Janette said...

Hi Sarpreet,Thankyou for this lovely tutorial,which is easy to follow and understand,I have only a couple of the DD stamps but must admit to having a little struggle with them,fingers crossed all in time for Easter....xx