Monday, May 02, 2011

Playing with Color Pencils

Hi everyone!!! Happy MAY!
I have a new technique article up today highlighting color pencils.  I've been asked so many times how I color my images and this month I'm happy to tell you...I've made a VIDEO!!!

Here's a quick peek at how the flower image looks when finished.


And now for your viewing pleasure....


Oh and some of you have asked where to find the white eraser that I use.  I find mine at office supply stores but found that Pentel sells them online.  HERE's the link

It's a beautiful Spring day here in Northern Illinois, this girl is going to get herself outside!!!

Enjoy!!

24 comments :

Sarah said...

I watched it this morning! Gorgeous! I do the eraser thing too..not that I color often enough. ;) I'll have to hunt down the Prismacolor blender pencil. Thanks for all the tips!

Barb said...

I watched your video earlier today. You always giving us wonderful tips and techniques! I never thought to use a white pencil to blend, and since I don't have a Prisma blender, I used the white one and it worked great! Thanks, Shari! Your ATC is gorgeous! Hugs! :)

Anne said...

Great video Shari- love how you shade your images and all the tips you give! Beautiful creation :)

donna mikasa said...

Ooh, now I want to color!! Great video, amazing ATC!

Judy1223 said...

Shari, what a great video! I color often but haven't used the white pencil to blend OR used the eraser...I have to try those techniques! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Joy said...

I was in awe when I first watched your video, so much so last night I created 2 cards using my coloured pencils, not even knowing what the next challenge was...LOL, now I have 2 to enter this wonderful challenge..thank you my sweet friend for always sharing your amazing talent...I need that eraser but cannot find it out here in Aus land...HELP!! LOL

Barbara said...

Another great video. Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas with us! I'm inspired to try this colored pencil technique and make some cards!

pegg said...

Oh this set was one of my first Hero stamps! I love your videos and can't wait to try this out.

kath said...

fabulous video shari and you truly brought this image to live...have a great day in the sunshine...hugs kath xxx

Milla said...

Thank you for the video, Shari! It was really helpful and gave a lot of new ideas (like the use of the eraser, how clever!). I'm tempted to try my pencils again :) Have a nice day! :)

Simone said...

Loved your video Shari! Your colouring is amazing! Thanks for sharing your technique with us :)

Virginia L. said...

This is the BEST! Love the video and seeing your coloring in action!

Sharon D from Canada said...

I watched on the HA blog - loved your terrific video, Shari! And what a gorgeous result, too!

Jill said...

LOVE your video! Thanks so much for sharing your technique! And your ATC is beautiful. Your flower looks 3D!

Maureen Chandler said...

I loved the video and immediately hunted up my colored pencils! This project is next on my worktable!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

lostinpaper said...

Thanks for the absolutely FAB video! It makes me want to run for my Prismas (poor things have almost been forgotten since I found copics)!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the video tut Shari, I thought it was really informative!

Giovana said...

Thanks so much for the video! I love coloring and you just inspired me to do more coloring today :) Do you use regular cardstock or watercolor?

Thanks so much!
Giovana

Cathy A said...

Fabulous tutorial Shari

Pat Beaumont said...

great video - i've never used a blender pencil before - now I know what to look out for

Karen said...

thank you for this! can you share the sharpener you mention? mine breaks the tips off :(

Carla said...

I am super impressed with your coloring! I am going to try this out with the express goal of someday being half as good as you are!!

Diana said...

Just watched your video thank you so much. I'm not very good with coloring, but watching your technique i might be able to do so much better. I will practice.

Linda said...

Fabulous tutorial.....your technique is something I think I could do! And I already have all the supplies. Thanks for sharing your talents!!!!