Col­or­ing Tech­niques

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The beauty of col­or­ing is that there’s no wrong way to do it. There are as many or more col­or­ing tech­niques as there are tools. Try a few of th­ese and you’ll be on your way to cre­at­ing unique mas­ter­pieces in no time!

Col­or­ing With Colored Pen­cils

1. Be­gin by choos­ing which colors you plan on work­ing with. It will be help­ful to have mul­ti­ple blend­ing stumps to work with so that you do not have to sand as much be­tween color changes and color ap­pli­ca­tions.

2. Ap­ply a heavy line of color to the left side of the ar­eas you choose to color with your first color (Photo 1). 3. Roll or dip the tip of your blend­ing stump into the odor­less min­eral spirits (OMS) un­til it is fully sat­u­rated, but not drip­ping. Note: If you are wary of work­ing with odor­less min­eral spirits, are preg­nant or have an allergy to it, pure baby oil can be used in­stead for this tech­nique. It must be used spar­ingly so as not to stain the im­age you are work­ing on, so a bit of ex­per­i­men­ta­tion should be done to find out just how much oil is needed to break down the wax and fillers in the colored pen­cil leads (Photo 2). 2

4. Us­ing small cir­cu­lar mo­tions, blend the color into the open white area of the im­age (Photo 3). 5. Us­ing a sand­ing block or sand­pa­per pad, clean the first color off the tip of your blend­ing stump be­fore ap­ply­ing and blend­ing the next color.

6. Ap­ply and blend ad­di­tional colors as shown, re­peat­ing steps 2–5 for each color (Photo 4). 7. Once you have colored your im­age, reap­ply a sec­ond layer of color to deepen the sat­u­ra­tion un­til the de­sired color level is reached. Again, blend just as be­fore us­ing blend­ing stumps and OMS (Photo 5). 5 4 3

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