Category: Pencils & Pens

Plinrise Fine Line Markers – REVIEW

Ever had a tough time getting your marker into those tiny spaces in those extravagantly detailed illustrations? Without feathering outside the lines? Then I have found an option for you! Overview : Plinrise Fine Line Markers Plinrise Fine Line Markers… Read More

Illustriart Watercolor Pencils: REVIEW

Learning about coloring techniques, choosing colors, and selecting coloring books keeps me busy, which I find relaxing. I also love discovering different products that spark my interest. For example, watercolor pencils. Watercolor pencils can be used just like… Read More

Prismacolor Brush Marker Review

NOTE: I ordered these Prismacolor Premier Illustration Brush Markers on Amazon and paid full price for them. I enjoy being able to share my opinions and experiences with products to help other consumers in making informed purchasing decisions. I… 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

Magical Magnetips Markers

If you keep up with me on social media you know I like to promote independent artists and their coloring books. (What?! You’re not one of my social media followers?! Quick – hop over to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and… Read More

BIC MarkIt Ultra Fine Markers: The Ultimate Ultra Fine?

Looking for a great set of ultra fine markers? When I am coloring-in detailed illustrations, that is what I want. My Sharpies have been my go-to for a few years now. However, as I’ve advanced in my techniques, the… 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!

7 Tips for Storing Colored Pencils, Markers and Pens

Storing colored pencils, markers and pens correctly can improve your adult coloring and save you money. Pencil, markers and pens spread all over the house?  Finding it hard to quickly find the color you want? Markers drying out… Read More

Colored Markers Part II: Alcohol-Based Markers

In this second part of our markers series we look at alcohol-based markers, and the differences between alcohol- and water-based markers. Click here to read Colored Markers Part I: Water-Soluble Markers Alcohol-based markers can give you smooth coverage… Read More

How to Choose Colors – Part I

A lot of you have asked for advice about choosing colors for our adult coloring. Today, we introduce the Color Wheel. In future posts, we will cover a few of the ways to use the Color Wheel to… Read More