Jasmine HagaiJune 10, 2021Coloring Ideas
Choose the best place to begin coloring. Some drawing utensils (such as gel pens or markers) are more likely to smear than others.
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.
These kinds of pictures can spark children’s imaginations by letting them soak up knowledge of how the natural world is structured.
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.
No matter what colors you ultimately choose, having a rough idea of how you’d like your completed piece to look will help ensure that you are satisfied with your final product.
Especially when using colored pencils, it’s very important to gradually darken the color using multiple layers. Begin with gentle pressure to create light layers and with each additional layer press down slightly more until the color reaches the desired tone.