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Category: polychromos

How to color skin – Part 1 – detailed!

Each time I’ve asked for your wishes on tutorials or step by step guides, “skin” was one of the most asked topics. That’s not too surprising since illustrations of people (especially women) are featured in many coloring books from various authors (although Hanna Karlzon is the first I’m thinking of when it comes to that). So I took some time to show you how I do skin 🙂 It’s surely not the most realistic way, but I think the result is always very beautiful.

How to color hair – step by step, Part I

I was asked to do a tutorial on how to color fur – and unfortunately I can’t do this, because I have no idea how to color fur (in an easy and not too time-consuming way) and I’m looking for a guide on that myself.. 🙂 I usually avoid coloring pages that have an animal with fur in it. But I think I can do human hair in a nice way – so I decided to show you this. I will do several hair colors in the future, but let’s start with blond!

Do I really need expensive equipment?

I’ve come across this question several times during the recent years. When I started coloring, I asked it myself and later, when I posted my first step by step videos or tutorials, people started to ask me which pencils I’d use for that – and some were kinda disappointed when I said I’m using Prismacolor or Polychromos, which are definitely some of the most expensive ones you can get. So there was always this question popping up: will I be able to receive the same result with cheaper stuff?

The bad news is: you will most likely be not.

Hide your outlines! – A comparison of different supplies

Hello folks!

When I posted  my most recently finished double spread from Hanna Karlzon’s Själsfränder on Instagram, I received several comments and messages about how I covered the black outlines with those light colors I used for the blossoms. Actually, ist quite easy – but be careful, it can end up in being a lot of work… 🙂 The key to this is using a white marker or gel pen beforehand – and I thought I’d show you which supplies I use or have used for that and which work best for me. So here’s my little comparison!