Marker Geek Monday: Prismacolor Skin Combos featuring Surfer Littles

This week for Marker Geek Monday I’m fulfilling a request to show some Prismacolor coloured pencil colouring, featuring one of the NEW stamp sets from the Summer 2017 release!

Prismacolor Coloured Pencil Skin Combos:

Recently I’ve had a few requests to show some more coloured pencil colouring, specifically Prismacolor pencils. I thought I would start by experimenting with some different skin tones and sharing the results!

The stamp set featured in today’s post is the awesome new LITTLES SURFER stamp set (coordinating die set also available).

A quick note about the new LITTLES stamp sets – these sets are utterly adorable and lots of fun to play with in terms of creating scenes. They also happen to be great for colouring, and specifically for practicing blending and colouring. They are small, the girl shown below is approx. 1 3/4″ tall, but have less fine details than the usual Stamping Bella style, so are a little easier to practice shading and adding your own details.

The “skin combos” shown are by no means the only combos that exist, or even the “best”. These are just the results of a little play time, trying out some different colours together. Use them as inspiration for your own colouring, as a jumping off point to experiment with your own combinations. The hair and outfit colours are the same for each, only the skin colours differ.

Marker Geek Monday Stamping Bella Prismacolor Pencil Skin Combos featuring Littles Surfer Stamp Set!

Over To You!

Let’s talk colour! Get in touch via the comment section and let me know what you thought of this post. Also feel free to post any colouring questions you would like answering.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy.

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related.

Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

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Marker Geek Monday: Copic Colouring over Distress Ink Backgrounds

Marker Geek Monday is here again! I am pretty sure my brain is still somewhere back in February, but I’ve been informed that we’re actually almost done with May. Must be all the colouring occupying my thoughts. Ha! Today I’m combining a couple of my favourite things and showing you how to create some fun and simple cards using Copics and Distress Inks together.

Stamping Bella Marker Geek Monday Copic Colouring over Distress Ink Backgrounds

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Marker Geek Monday: Changing Your Mind with Copics

It’s Monday again, but that’s okay, because it’s also Marker Geek Monday! Today I’ve got a quick post for you highlighting one of great things about Copic markers (and other alcohol based markers too, really).

When colouring the last release, I found myself changing my mind a few times while colouring some of the images. One of the cool things about Copic markers is that for the most part it is relatively simple to go back and make changes.

Example #1: Squidgy & Teddy

Stamp Set: Stamping Bella Squidgy and Teddy rubber stamp set (coordinating dies also available)

When colouring this image I gave the Squidgy girl black shoes, then decided that they were a little distracting since I hadn’t used black anywhere else on the image. To help remedy this, I went back over the teddy bear’s nose with dark grey and black markers, covering the brown I had originally used, then used the colourless blender to create a brighter highlight.

Example #2 Squidgy Easter Trio

Stamp Set: Stamping Bella Squidgy Easter Trio rubber stamp set (coordinating dies also available)

As you can see in the video above, I left the middle girl’s dress until the end at which point I decided I wanted a brighter yellow than the one I had initially chosen for the eggs. When I coloured the dress the eggs ended up looking way too dull in comparison, so I went back over them with the brighter yellow to help them work with the colour of the dress.

The lesson? If you’re working with Copics and decide you don’t quite like the colour choices you’ve made, it is worth trying to “fix” things rather than just ditching all your work and starting from scratch. In fact, this goes for most mediums. Work with your mistakes and see what you can learn – you might discover a colour combo you wouldn’t previously have tried, or a property of the medium that you hadn’t considered previously.

Over To You!

Let’s talk colour! Get in touch via the comment section and let me know what you thought of this post. Also feel free to post any colouring questions you would like answering.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy.

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related.

Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

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