Welcome beginner colored pencil artist! In the following post you will find a handful of excellent videos what will demonstrate the various ways an artist can begin layering and blending with colored pencils. I hope you find these tutorials and demonstrations helpful and they inspire you to start creating your own beautiful colored pencil art!
In Episode 3 of the Prismacolor Colored Pencils for Beginners series, we’ll take a look at layering. What is it? Why do you want to do it? What’s the best way to go about it? We’ll answer all those questions and more in this video, and then we’ll put what we learn to the test in Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
Is black paper a good choice for colored pencils? I’m sharing some of the pros and cons and tips for working on this type of surface. I’ve got tips on blending with odorless mineral spirits (OMS) and the types of pencils I like best for this sort of work. Join me while I draw my pelican! I want to note that while this video is sped up for youtube, it actually takes many days worth of work to complete. Don’t rush your work thinking it should be done in a couple of hours 🙂 Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
Cher Kaufmann, international artist and author, shares 12 different ways to do basic blending for colored pencils. Topics include single pencil- two pencil- three pencil blending, several different blending tools, vaseline, gamsol and gel pens. A bonus sample at the end features an image from The Ancient Alchemy coloring book and how to apply blending to a coloring page from her coloring book. This video is perfect for those interested in expanding knowledge of basic techniques. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
How to blend colored pencils using Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits.) Learn this amazing colored pencil blending technique. Gamsol and colored pencils were made for each other! You can find product links here: https://www.coloringpagesbliss.com/di… And here’s a link to why I’m coloring with Blick Studio pencils today: https://www.coloringpagesbliss.com/be….
Intro to working with Powder Blender! Everything you need to know for getting started in blending your colored pencil with powder blender plus I’m going to walk you through your very first project!! Learn what type of paper to use, how to use the texture fixative, what to do if you spray too much, and which pencils work best! Get the reference photos for this project free at http://patreon.com/lachri (you don’t need to be a member to download them! This is not a sponsored video. I’m just sharing a product that I absolutely love! Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
A quick rundown and how-to on the various ways to blend Prismacolor colored pencils. 🙂 Learning how to blend colored pencils doesn’t have to be difficult, and you don’t always need a million layers. Here are some of my favorites. (See the supplies list below!) Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.