Tonight I offer video number two, in a series of coloring how-to videos. People have asked me how to shade or create some of the effects that I do in coloring. Creating videos has been a fun way to share that information, and it pushes me a bit, out of my comfort zone.
For this clip, I did the videoing myself, while also coloring and narrating. Talk about multi-tasking! In addition, there were thunderstorms moving into the area. Although I could hear the low rumble of thunder as I colored, it isn’t evident on the video. However, shortly after I wrapped up, the thunder became quite loud.
I will continue to share videos about different coloring techniques. If you have a question or want to see something specific that would be helpful, please let me know in the comments.
Thank you for watching. And be patient as I perfect my videoing techniques!
I am coloring in Joanna Basford’s book, Secret Garden. The colored pencils I use are the Prismacolor and Crayola brands. You can order all of these items below:
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I’m sharing a fun first tonight, a quick little creative project. I have had several people ask me how I create shading when I color, and give the appearance of highlights. Rather than write about the simple techniques that I use, I decided to create a short instructional video.
I tried setting up something to hold my iPhone while it recorded my work, to no avail. I couldn’t get the right angle. Special thanks to Greg for being my cameraman and offering encouragement.
Forgive a giggle or two, and a pencil drop…I really just dove right in to this demonstration. It was fun though.
Let me know if this video was helpful! I intend to make a series of coloring videos, each one under five minutes in length, with simple techniques and suggestions. Coloring should be fun, first of all, and art according to the artist’s style and preferences.
Enjoy! Play with shading and highlights. And I’ll see you on YouTube!
You don’t have to own expensive colored pencils. Although I often color with Prismacolor Pencils, I started out with Crayola Colored Pencils and still use them. Check out both brands below:
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