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Wonderful Wednesday: Colouring Gnome Beards with Coloured Pencil

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?

Stamps Used: Gnomes Have Feelings Too

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

Three Ways to Colour Beards Colouring Video

Watch me colour the gnome beards in the video below. If you enjoy watching please do like the video and subscribe over on my YouTube channel.

I really hope you found this useful, and are feeling inspired to practice colouring some fur or hair textures!



  1. MaryN says:

    Love gnomes!!! this is sooo cute… thank you for sharing the color names in print! 🙂 Along with learning to color with markers,… I do love to color with pencils!!!

    You are so good with shading … giving texture!

    Love watching how the cards come to life!

    Thank you, I enjoy these videos and the information you share with us very much!!!

  2. Charlene says:

    I would love to see tutorials using coloured pencils or Copic marker & coloured pencils combinations.


  3. Denise Byrnes says:

    Awesome! Love the intricate-ness of this. Thanks so much for sharing the colour combos.

  4. Candy says:

    Please show more coloured pencil videos. I am loving using them, but need teaching to do it properly. Love all the Gnomes – Copic and Pencil!

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