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About Ekaterina

I'm an artist with a fondness for cats, sweets, flowers, and travel. My husband is a video game developer. And together we travel the world. I create coloring and children books. Coloring.EkaterinaChernova.com has been created to provide coloring tips and free coloring pages, so you could practice and enjoy your creativity â˜ș Find out more about my other projects at  EkaterinaChernova.com

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How To Color For Adults – Available Now On Amazon

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“Well, not all adults remember how to color.” – That’s what I’ve been told. And have been asked to provide some coloring reference.

Many of you want to create proper pictures worthy to display.

Here is a short book with 3 illustrated examples on coloring with colored pencils.

Cats coloring pages are used as examples 🙂

The book is available on Amazon now ==> Get this book

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Exactly What I Use For Coloring – List of Materials, As Seen In “How To Color” Books

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In case you wanted to replicate exact colors and effects as in my “How To Color” books, here is a list of art materials I use for mandala, cats, and flowers coloring pages:

And that is all I need for coloring. Feel free to share what pencils/pens/other art materials you are using.

I have linked all items above to Amazon for your convenience. Also I can receive a small commission (that does not affect you) if you buy something following one of the links. It will be used to continue this blog and share more art tips and coloring pages with you.

Thank you and keep your creativity flowing  

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Basic Colored Pencils Techniques

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This simple exercise will help you to familiarize yourself with colored pencils as a medium.

  • Line out 3 x 4 cm rectangles, as many as you want –>
  • Then fill in the sections with various techniques like stippling with dots, hatching with parallel lines, waves, crosshatch, scumbling wit circular movements. See the image above as an example.
  • Try applying various pressure while hatching
  • Lay your pencil flat and draw waves (don’t push too hard or the lead will chip)
  • Repeat the same but with freshly sharpened pencil placed at 90 degrees to the paper
  • Layer two colors (light color should be on top). Press lightly while laying the darker color underneath  so the paper is not completely waxed and there is still some space for the lighter color to go on top).

Also, you can manipulate color and depth by varying the pressure you apply on the pencil. If you want a soft pastel shade, then add a white pencil on top – it is more waxy and is usually sold separately.
how to work with color pensils

In this example I’ve used:

Faber-Castell Classic Colour set of 36 pencils;