Color Pencil Technique With Stamps

In this video you learn how to use “broader shading” by working with the darkest colors and working from the lines inwards, from intense color and pressure to less intense as you move in.

Broader shading on the side is nice because it leaves less permanent pencil strokes. This is especially nice if you intend to blend colors — or decide to erase any of it. Additionally, it allows for more even tone.

Take note how she demonstrates the use of the white coloring pencil.  The white pencil is the smoothing process which pushes the pigment into the paper and completes the blend.

Finally, the use of the eraser is key to the final blend effect, also allowing you to remove the colors from the image lines.

This video comes from Shari Carroll. For more inspiration and ideas, visit

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