Marker Geek Monday: Colour Combos for Reindeer

Hey everyone! Elaineabella here again with another festive themed Marker Geek Monday post for you. This week I’ve got some suggestions for colouring our adorable new Rudolph the Reindeer stamps from the Holiday 2016 release. Click through to check it out.

Marker Geek Monday - Colouring Reindeer with Coloured Pencils. Click through to read the blog post!

Stamping Bella Rudolph Reindeer Stamps:

There are three adorable new reindeer stamps in the latest release. Check them all out HERE.


In my posts today I have used Rudolph the Skating Reindeer. Love him! You can also see a fun card design featuring Rudolph in Sandiebella’s DT Thursday Envelope Card tutorial from last week.

Here on the Stamping Bella blog today I’m going to talk a little about colouring Rudolph with COLOURED PENCILS!

If you’re looking for Copic Marker combos for Rudolph, head on over to my blog where I’ve got a whole sheet of Copic Marker Combo suggestions for you: Copic Reindeer Combos & Earth Tones.

Coloured Pencil Combos for Rudolph:

I have put together a few combos for colouring Rudolph using Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. I know that many of you use Prismacolor pencils, and I did try to come up with some of those but sadly my Prismacolor pencils did not want to play nicely. I don’t have all of the brown shades, and those that I do have are unfortunately not in the best shape (see my previous post about Prismacolor Pencils Vs Polychromos). I do have a few suggestions for Prismacolor colours you could try, so keep reading!

Marker Geek Monday - Colouring Reindeer with Coloured Pencils. Click through to read the blog post!

All of the examples were coloured purely using the pencils, no blending medium, on hot-pressed watercolour paper. If you’re looking for some tips on selecting paper to use with your coloured pencils, read my previous post: Paper Choices for Coloured Pencil.

My favourite is the top one. Which one do you like?

Prismacolor Pencil Suggestions:

Here are a few combo suggestions that I was considering:

  • Fur: Dark Umber, Dark Brown, Chocolate Antlers: Dark Brown, Chocolate, White Nose: Crimson Lake, Scarlet Lake, White
  • Fur: Dark Brown, Chocolate, Light Umber Antlers: Dark Brown, Chocolate, White Nose: Crimson Lake, Scarlet Lake, White
  • Fur: Dark Brown, Terra Cotta, Burnt Ochre Antlers: Dark Brown, Chocolate, White Nose: Crimson Lake, Scarlet Lake, White

If you use a blending medium such as Gamsol or Zest-It with a paper stump or brush, you may very well like to try using some of these colours on their own too. In fact when colouring purely with the pencils you could of course use less colours and vary the pressure you use to vary the intensity of colour. Play with your pencils and see what looks good to you.

Give it a go and report back! Let me know how your experiments go. 🙂

Over To You!

If you try out the techniques or colour combos shown in this post with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk colour!

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!

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Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!




  1. What a timely post for me! Getting ready for a vacation and was going to stamp this image with me. I can’t take my Copics, so I was going to take my colored pencils. This is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    I love you telling us how to color in the Reindeer and what colors to use. I may not have most of those colors but I can do something kind of like it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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