I just LOVE to use the Faber-Castell's Colour Grip watercolor pencils. As you might have seen on my blog, I use them in almost every project. To color an image, or to just give it a hint of color etc.
The Faber Castell PITT artist pens are also very useful. I don't think there is one project on my whole blog that I haven't used it on. I use the black and brown ones most, but also other colors. They are permanent, so it won't smear when you use water on your project.
In this tutorial a step-by-step about coloring with the watercolor pencils and adding depth with the liners.
This is the finished card:
Step by step:
I stamped this image with a solvent ink, to make sure it won’t smear when using water to color it.
I always start coloring with the lighter color (here I used FC542), which is a very light blue.
Blend the color with a waterbrush.
NOTE: Keep some white in the image, to add interest and depth to the image.
Color with a darker blue now (I used FC566), just touches of it in the shadowy parts of the flower.
Blend the color with a waterbrush. Again, keep some white in the image…
Now for the darkest blue; repeat the same steps as with the previous colors. You only need to add a little color, mostly on the lines and shadowy parts.
Do the same with the greens for the leaves. I used FC672 first, which is a beautiful olive green!
Also add a darker green FC634 and yellow green FC047 to the leaves.
Color the centre of the flower with yellow-green (FC047).
DONE with the coloring.
Use your marker to add some darker lines, mostly the bottom of the image to add depth and shadow. I also made the stem a little longer.
Stamp the image on a piece of masking paper, cut it out, and put it over the stamped image.
Stamp over this mask, I used a script stamp.
Doodle with a black liner, and color the outer edge of it (same colors that you’ve used in previous steps).
That's it, easy isn't it?
Faber-Castell's Colour Grip watercolor pencils
(The numbers I mention in the tutorial are the last 3 digits of the longer number)
Faber Castell PITT artist pens
Script stamp - Paper Artsy
Flower stamp - Studio Light