Coloring Blog by Päivi
Thursday 4/27/17 time 10:44 AM
If you are suffering from a headache, this color palette can bring you relief.
These colors will cool down your mind and make your body more relaxed. They relax your tensions and thus relieve the pain. Overall, this palette is extremely healing.
This color combination is like an ice bag on your forehead. It brings a very natural cure for your headache.
Mental Color Palette 7 - For headache
Choose a simple and peaceful picture to color. Themes of nature are very good for this purpose. Use pens or pencils which you feel comfortable and easy to color with.
Feel free to share Mental Color Palettes on social media. Use the tag #mentalcolorpalette and a link to this blog post.
Monday 11/28/16 time 3:56 PM
You can achieve an interesting combination with alcohol markers and gel pens when you first color the whole image with markers and then, on top of that, color the details with gel pens.
The left side of the figure is made with the markers only, and the right side has been finished with gel pens.
Please note that the background color may change because of gel pens in an unexpected way. Sometimes the result might be a very marvelous shade. You should therefore try the colors on a different piece of paper first, if you do not want to be surprised.
Pens: Alcohol markers (Promarker etc) and gel pens
Monday 11/28/16 time 3:36 PM
In this example the background has been hatched with alcohol pens. This requires only three different colors. Colors blend nicely on paper and new shades will form.
This technique was originated by accident, when I planned to color the background in turquoise, but the ink was just about to end.
Monday 11/28/16 time 3:31 PM
Using alcohol markers you can quickly and easily make your coloring look like a painting. Use neighboring tones and spread the colors in layers.
There are only two different shades in the cherry blossom petals here - pink and lilac. Here is how it is done:
Pens: Touchfive, Promarker and Finecolour markers
Monday 11/28/16 time 3:22 PM
When an alcohol marker has dried out, it is by no means to be thrown into the trash! There is usually still ink in it, only the solvent has dried. You can make a dried out alcohol marker fully usable with this simple little trick.
1. Pour some rubbing alcohol into a glass jar and put the marker in it, so that the tip of the pen is completely covered in liquid. Keep it there for about five minutes.
2. Put the cap of the pen back on and hold the marker tip-side down for at least two days.
3. Take the marker and color!
After recovery, the tone is usually slightly less opaque than before, but on the other hand this means you get beautiful pastel shades, which are often hard to find.
This image was colored with the two markers shown in the first picture, after they had been revived.
Coloring was started in the middle of the picture, and it appears that in the beginning the tone is less opaque, but it deepens and stabilizes soon. However, the tone remains more pale than the original.
Monday 11/28/16 time 2:48 PM
Coloring a large area with alcohol marker might get very boring and irritating. Here is a technique to make it fun!