On Monday I shared 3 Ways to Colour Beards with Copic Markers. Today I’ve got a similar post and video for you, but with coloured pencils! Watch my video to find out how I like to approach colouring beards with coloured pencil.
As with the Copic marker version, even if gnomes aren’t your thing, this video will still be useful. The techniques work for any fur or hair texture. The approaches I share are the same ones I use to colour yetis, polar bears, and other animal images, as well as hair and beards on other characters like Father Christmas!
Three Ways to Colour Beards with Coloured Pencils
Here’s a close look at the final results – I think they are all effective. My personal favourite is the third one, which is yours?
For more details on the products I use, please visit my own blog post HERE.
Polychromos Pencils Used:
Skin: Dark Sepia, Light Ultramarine, Cinnamon, Light Flesh Beards: Dark Sepia, Warm Grey III, Warm Grey I, Ivory Hats/Clothes: Caput Mortuum Violet, Dark Red, Deep Red / Chrome Oxide Green, Pine Green, Permanent Green
Last week I shined my big spotlight on some of the festive LITTLES & LITTLE BITS stamp sets. I’m back again today to take a look at some more of the collection. If you missed last week’s post you can find it HERE.
If creating your own scenes isn’t your thing, you can also get these three pre-made scenes as separate stamps! If you do love mixing and matching to create your own scenes, the ones below also use stamps from the LITTLE BITS SET OF ELVES and LITTLE BITS SANTA’S SNACKS sets.
Hopefully I’ve inspired you to add these awesome stamps to your collection, or if you already have them, to get creating and sharing!
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There are a few approaches I like to take to colouring gnome beards, and I thought I would gather them together in a couple of videos. Today I’m sharing three ways to colour beards with Copic markers. Later this week I will be sharing a similar video with coloured pencils.
If gnomes aren’t your thing, this video will still be useful, because the techniques work for any fur or hair texture. The approaches I share are the same ones I use to colour yetis, polar bears, and other animal images, as well as hair and beards on other characters like Father Christmas!
Three Ways to Colour Beards with Copic Markers
Here’s a look at the end results. There’s a smooshy, dabbing approach, the defined look, and a natural hair texture. I show you how I coloured each, in real time, in the video below. The footage hasn’t been sped up, so you can get a good look at how I work, while listening to me waffle!
We’re racing towards the festive season, so I thought I’d share some inspiration featuring some older winter/Christmas themed stamps and dies in the Stamping Bella collection. Time to take another look at THE LITTLES / LITTLE BITS!