Step 1: Build Multiple Layers
(Use Light Pressure)
1st layer: White on the lightest areas.
2nd layer: Pink Madder Lake targeting the light & medium gray areas.
3rd layer: Rose Carmine on medium gray areas.
4th layer: Middle Purple Pink on medium and dark gray areas.
Purple Violet & Mauve on the dark lines on the petals.
For stems and leaves follow below format:
Step 2: Burnish
(Use Medium Pressure)
Step 3: Gel Pen Smudge Trick
Apply Pink gel pen on top of burnished area of the petal and smudge it using a small paint brush or cotton buds.
Apply on a small area then smudge quickly before the ink dries. The vibrant color of the gel pen will increase the color value.
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PART 1: The Background
This tutorial by DKdesign uses Prismacolor Premier colored pencils to color the background of the tulip field.
PART 2: The Tulips
This tutorial by DKdesign uses Prismacolor Premier colored pencils to color the tulips in the tulip field picture from Beautiful Nature.