Category: Techniques

Are Derwent Inktense Pencils Worth the Hype? – A Review

I have been asked so many questions about Derwent Inktense pencils. Are they really different from other colored pencils? Are they worth the money? A couple of months ago I bought a set to find out.

How to Choose Colors Part V: Being “Complementary”

As mentioned in my last post on colors, “Going Monochrome,” I introduced some easy ways for eliminating the stress that you may feel when selecting colors.  I described the Traditional Color Schemes in general, and provided more information… Read More

How to Choose Colors, Part IV: Going Monochrome

When you are trying to manage your stress, choosing colors can sometimes only add to your anxiety. However, there are some “rules” you can use to simplify the process of choosing colors. One of the best ways is to use… Read More

28 Easy Ways to Get More from Your Colored Pencils

Whether you are new to adult coloring (if so, welcome!), or an experienced colorist, there is a lot to learn about colored pencils. And good quality colored pencils can be expensive, so using them in the right ways… Read More

Review: Fruit Garden Coloring Book

Although the weather in many parts of North America is still struggling to feel like Spring, Summer is on its way, and with it the abundance of fresh, local fruit that we will see in the stores and… Read More

Smudged Lines: Why They Happen & How To Prevent Them

Sometimes we want smudged lines when we color – especially when blending. However, no one likes it when the printed outlines on a coloring page are the smudged lines. I briefly talked about this problem in this post… Read More

Choosing Colors, Part III – Simple Options

In Part I  of this Choosing Colors series we learned about the 12 colors of the Color Wheel as well as color harmony. In Part II  we covered Tinting (adding white to a color), Toning (adding gray to a… Read More

6 Tips for Taking Printables from ‘Eh’ to ‘Excellent’

Printables can be great (yay, free goodies!) – and can be awful.  Coloring book publishers and artists give away printable coloring pages as a try-and-buy technique.  Oodles of websites offer free printables pages. And artists sell unique ones on their… Read More

Colored Pencil Shading in 5 Easy Steps

Whether an illustration is a pattern, abstract, or still-life, shading can give it dimension and depth – some “life.” And yes, shading with colored pencils is easy!

Thank You.

I know you’re busy. Just look at all the stuff you are doing online! All this activity makes it important for me to say thank you. Thank you for reading, thinking, and commenting about adult coloring, here on my… Read More