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Essential Coloring Techniques for Increasing Contrast & Impact: Highlights, Shadows & Outlines
I'm excited to provide you with the latest coloring tutorial taught by Jones Flores. The coloring techniques you will learn in this tutorial are wonderful for helping you achieve a stunning & impactful result.
In this two part video tutorial series Jones focuses on three essential coloring techniques for increasing contrast and impact: highlights, shadows & outlines. A practice coloring page is provided to support both parts of this tutorial series and to give you an opportunity to color along with Jones. A full color list is also provided.
The tutorials are as follows:
Part 1: Tulip Field Color-Along - using the tulip field picture from Beautiful Nature, learn the key coloring techniques for shadows, highlights and outlines in order to increase contrast and impact in your colored picture. By doing this your picture will have greater shape and depth. Jones uses Prismacolor Premier pencils, fineliners and a water-based marker for this tutorial.
Part 2: Rhino Color-Along - using the rhino picture from Beautiful Creatures, continue learning about how to increase contrast and impact with shadows, highlights and outlines, including how to use gel pen for deepening contrast to build great depth and shape. Jones uses Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, a Caran D'Ache Luminance white pencil and a black gel pen for this tutorial.
If you are new to grayscale coloring, be sure to check out our Grayscale Coloring Basics tutorial series as well.
Let's get started...
Download the Practice Coloring Page
Click the "Download File" link to download the Essential Coloring Techniques for Increasing Contrast & Impact practice coloring page.
Part 1: The Tulip Field Color-Along
In this video, color along with Jones as she colors the tulip field from Beautiful Nature. You will find the tulip field in the practice coloring page you downloaded above.
For the Outlines, the following colors are used:
Pink - Faber Castell Coloring Marker water-based
Violet - Dong-A Fineliner 0.4mm
Light Blue - Dong-A Fineliner 0.4mm
The Prismacolor Premier colors used for this tutorial video are listed below.
Part 2: The Rhino Color-Along
In this video, color along with Jones as she colors the rhino from Beautiful Creatures. You will find the rhino in the practice coloring page you downloaded above.
The Faber Castell Polychromos colors (and one Caran d'Ache Luminance pencil) used for this tutorial video are listed below.
In addition, a black Dong-A Gel Pen (0.5mm) is used.
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8/29/2018 06:39:45 am
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