Annabelle DechaineuxJune 10, 2021Coloring Ideas
Blend colors and shades to create dimension. Another way to add depth is to blend different shades or colors together to achieve different values.
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If you think your utensils could smudge, either color the center of your picture first and work your way outwards, or to start at the top of your page and work your way down.
Pressure shading is easiest to do with pencil. While shading is completely optional, creating depth or shadows in your picture can make it appear more realistic and detailed.
Example: if you want to create the appearance of shadow, try using a deeper blue (or red, or yellow, etc.) to create darker areas and a lighter blue for highlighted areas. This method can work with pencils, pens and markers.
Choose the best place to begin coloring. Some drawing utensils (such as gel pens or markers) are more likely to smear than others.