TIPS, TECHNIQUES & TUTORIALS
To date there have been a lot coloring tips & tutorials using all kinds of techniques and mediums for the pages of Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Nature. I thought it would be helpful for you to have a summary of those tips & tutorials sorted by coloring medium as well as by coloring book. This way if you are working on a specific page in one of the books you can refer to this list to find guidance tailored to that coloring page.
You'll notice that some tips & tutorials show up in multiple categories. This is because multiple mediums are used in some of the tips & tutorials.
Below you will find tips & tutorials grouped by wax-based and oil-based colored pencils. This is important because the pencils do behave differently. So you have an understanding of how they differ, here is a comparison of Prismacolor Premiers vs. Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils.
Even though the pencils perform differently, you can certainly follow along with a tutorial that uses different colored pencils than you use. Although the pencil types are different there are still many similarities and the basic guidance provided regarding coloring with colored pencils applies across all types.
Wax-Based Colored Pencils (e.g. Prismacolor Premiers)
Oil-Based Colored Pencils (e.g. Faber Castell Polychromos)
Ink Pens, Markers & Gel Pens for Details & Embellishment
In the tips & tutorials below ink pens, markers &/or gel pens are mostly used for detail/accent work rather than as the main coloring medium.
In the majority of cases, the pastels are used for backgrounds unless otherwise noted.
General grayscale painting guidance: learn how to paint a grayscale picture with acrylics.
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Blending Mediums: Vaseline, Gamsol, etc.
In the tips & tutorials below, a blending medium is used to smooth & blend out colored pencils &/or soft pastels.
I hope you found this grouping of tips & tutorials by medium and coloring page helpful! I will do my best to update this blog post with any new tutorials that we do.
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