by Marjolein Gulinski
Step 10, 11, 12:
It’s time to make the first step of the background. The leaves. Because the pencil is light I use brown color pencil to show the leaves better. And add a bit shadow.
Now use more colors on the leaves: dark brown, brown-red, brown-orange and green (a little)
And finish it with watercolor (brown with a lot of water)
The same with the leaves behind and the tree.
I think you can do this on your own now…
This part is the most difficult. Detailing the whole picture. Add more shadow, and use some darker color pencils. Try to use no more water. This step took me 5 hours.
You see on this picture that I detailed the right site of her hair a bit more.
Here you will see how I detailed the picture. In the detail you really see the color pencil.
- Always wash your hands before start with the coloring.
- Wait until the watercolor is dry. Otherwise the color pencil will not work well.
- It’s cool to use salt on wet watercolor. (not on wet colored pencil)
- Try this!! It’s very cool. (look for different short of salt, because some salt will work better than another)