Gemma BaylisJune 10, 2021Coloring Ideas
You may also find it helpful to filling in one distinct section completely before moving on to another section.
Color along the lines first and work your way in. Coloring along the edges of a distinct area first and then working your way work way in will help prevent you from coloring outside of the lines.
Use varying amounts of pressure to create the illusion of shadows. This technique, referred to as shading, adds depth and dimension to your picture. Simply vary the amount of pressure that you are apply with your coloring utensil depending on how light or dark you’d like a given area to be.
Blend colors and shades to create dimension. Another way to add depth is to blend different shades or colors together to achieve different values.
Vary your strokes to add depth to your drawing. Crosshatching is a popular and fairly simple way to create depth using variation in strokes. Crosshatching is done by drawing overlapping sets of lines at right angles (this pattern should look mesh-like).
Color however you feel is best. You can experiment with different designs, colors, and patterns, or keep it simple depending on what works for you.