If your approach to grayscale coloring is anything like mine, you probably spend a bunch of time and effort on the main part of your picture and then you are left thinking "what am I going to do for the background??" You are probably also thinking: "I worked so hard on this picture, I don't want to mess it up by doing a bad job on the background!" Well, when you feel this way soft chalk pastels are there for you :-).
With grayscale you can take advantage of the lovely details already present in the grayscale image and just dust over the background with some light color from the soft chalk pastels because those details will come through and give your background some interest.
Here are the basic steps which you will see in the following video:
Medium used in the following video:
I'm a Mom of 2 from Vancouver, Canada. I recently discovered grayscale coloring and loved it so much I published Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Nature because there were no high quality grayscale coloring books to be found. Join me as I write about the grayscale coloring techniques I have learned and that I am continuing to discover!