Time for another Design Team Thursday! This week we’ve got a fabulous colouring tutorial for you, from our lovely Kerribella, showing you how to colour Stamping Bella images using Derwent Inktense Pencils. There aren’t any obvious skin tone shades in the pencil range, so if you’ve been struggling to choose colours to use and how to blend them to create a natural skin tone this may help!
Hi, it’s Kerribella, and for DT Thursday today I am sharing my technique for watercolouring skintones with Derwent Inktense Pencils.
- Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Sally and her SNAIL rubber stamp.
- Watercolour Paper.
- Staz On ink pad.
- Size 0 Paint Brush or aqua brush.
- Saddle Brown ( first and second coat )
- Baked Earth ( third coat)
- Madder Brown ( shadow Enhancer)
- Carmine Pink or Crimson ( cheeks)
After stamping your image using Staz On ink on watercolour paper, leave it to dry. Ensure that the ink is fully dry before colouring.
Take your Derwent Inktense pencils and starting with the Saddle Brown pencil draw a thin line of colour where you would find a shadow.
Wet your brush, making sure it is not dripping with water but just slightly wet. Work the line of colour out towards the center of the face. You may have to rinse your brush periodically as the center of the face should remain light. Before moving on let this dry. For this technique it is important to let the colour dry between each layer as you build up the colour.
Repeat this process for the rest of the skin areas.
You may wish to repeat the process twice to achieve the desired level of colour. I did, but try it and see what you prefer.
Take your Baked Earth pencil and after making sure your layers are dry apply a thin line and work the colour into the center of the face.
In the same way use a little Madder Brown to deepen your shadows, remembering to first ensure the previous layer is dry.
Using either Crimson or Carmine Pink apply a very small amount for the cheeks and blend out.
Here’s the completed image on a card!
Always remember to let each layer completely dry before continuing. This will allow you to build up colour without it becoming a mess, as Derwent Inktense Pencils are permanent when dry.
It is easier to add colour than to remove it, so use colour sparingly and build up slowly.
Over To You!
We hope you’ve enjoyed checking out Kerribella’s tutorial and are feeling inspired to try it out yourselves. If you do, make sure you drop by and share with us! You can get in touch in all the following ways:
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