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VIDEO: Prismacolor Pencil Coloring tutorial And Etsy News!

Easy Coloring with pencils with a video by Kim Dellow

I’m using Prismacolor pencils in my video today and sharing some tips and tricks on how to color with pencils along the way. But you don’t have to just watch the video you can also coloring along with me as I have the very same image that I am coloring up in my Etsy shop ready to buy, download and print then colour with your pencils or your pens or whatever your favourite coloring medium is!

Yep, I have re-openned my Etsy shop! I thought it was about time that I did! So look out for new products over the next few weeks and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you! I’ve started with this Anemone flower image that I have been working on recently. You might have spotted it on my Instagram feed and also in my behind the scenes video on YouTube.

 

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So it seemed like a good idea to do some coloring and make a video whilst I was at it! I’ve used two different techniques to colour the image, one to give a smooth finish and another to just add a little bit of texture, so I hope you enjoy it.

VIDEO: Prismacolor Pencil Coloring tutorial

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WATCH ON YOUTUBE! You will also find the pencil color list in the video description on YouTube too.

[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself. Thanks for your support!]

——— S U P P L I E S ———

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Faber-Castell Polychromos
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Neenah classic Crest cardstock
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Crafters Companion UK (Ship worldwide)

Bristol Board
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Fine sand paper
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Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Pencil Sharpeners:
Kum Long Point Sharpener
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Derwent Electric Sharpener
The exact one that I use is no longer available but here is the newest model. However, I haven’t tried this one myself so I can’t say for definite if it works with Prismacolor or not.
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Erasers:
Cretacolor Monolith
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Jakar Electric Eraser
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Soft brush

 

coloring an anemone flower image with a video by Kim Dellow

This project is actually part of a bigger mixed media project that I am going to share with you next week so don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the notification bell so that you don’t miss what happens to this flower!

If you do color this image I would really love to see your project so don’t forget to link me in on social media and all of my links are below.

Kim


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Prismacolor® Premier Illustration Markers

Hey all, hope you are all having a good Friday and that you guys in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday and are enjoying Black Friday. I have something here that you might want to pop into those shopping baskets.

I was very lucky last week to have been sent some new pens to try out and review. Now you know how I LOVE Prismacolor® Pencils? Well I was sent a couple of packets of the new Prismacolor® Premier Illustration Markers and I’ve been playing with them ever since.

I’ve used a number of different illustration marker pens in my time, as I’m sure you have too and although they have been sufficient for the job this is the first set of pens that actually made me want to use them for everything I could get my hands on.


First of all let me run through what they are. They are nontoxic, lightfast, acid free, archival quality illustration marker pens. I’ve tried them out on various different weights of paper and card, with Copic pens and Sansodor and they did not bleed or smear and kept their intensity of colour, which is fabulous.

They come in a range of tip shapes and sizes – brush tips; chisel tips; bullet tips extra fine 005, 01, 03, 05, to the more chunky 08. They also come in a range of colours and you can see the red, green, blue and black here but you can also find them in purple, orange, brown and sepia.


I was finding all sorts of things to do with these pens, perfect for my artistic and papercrafting needs, great for illustration, sketching, journaling, calligraphy.

This card was made using the 05 and 08 bullet point pens for the faux stitching, the chisel tip pen for the sentiment and the 08 bullet point pen to draw the holly leaves which I then distressed with inks.


I even tried some calligraphy, not something I do that often as you can see. LOL! But something that these lovely pens have inspired me to do more of! That and drawing – these pens are perfect for sketching, the ink flow is so smooth they are a joy to use.


You can find them in art/stationery stores. They are widely available in the US but as they are new they are just starting to appear in the UK so keep your eyes out for them.

I think you can tell I loved using them? If I was pushed to find a negative about them that would be that the lids are just a touch tight to get on and off at first but really that is not a big deal.

The suggested retail price is $3 (approx £1.90) for a single marker and $20 (£12.20) for a pack of 8. Well worth it in my opinion.