Coloring Blog by Päivi

An exciting background with lines

Monday 11/28/16 time 3:36 PM

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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.

Then I just drew lines as long as that ink lasted, and the rest of the background I hatched with other colors.

This style is especially suitable for a big, blank background, and the result is very impressive. You can create different kind of moods and depth perceptions, depending on the direction of the lines.

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Pens: Touchfive markers
Book: Mental Images vol 1

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Vivid background with circle technique

Monday 11/28/16 time 2:48 PM

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Coloring a large area with alcohol marker might get very boring and irritating. Here is a technique to make it fun!

I did a background full of green circles, using just one color. Let the circles dry before drawing the next one. Thus, where the circles overlap, beautiful and soft darker shades will show.

The end result is nice and vibrant, and best of all, the coloring is relaxing when you do not have to worry about the color drying out.

The cherry blossom picture I made with same technique but I used three different colors.

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Pens: Touchfive and Finecolour alcohol markers
Book: Mental Images vol 1

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