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Since I am new to stamping and coloring with prismas I would really like know how you shade.
Can you give me an example how to go from dark to light and maybe with color numbers and shades.
Thanks

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I recommend watching Gina's coloring with colored pencils and OMS videos.

Here is the first one and here is the second.

I tend to build the color up slowly, working from the edges to the center, where typically it would be lighter. I have found that sometimes I can't get colored pencils to be as dark as I want, so on images where I want a lot of contrast, I sometimes use a marker in the darkest areas and then go over that with colored pencils.

If you lay down the color in the darkest areas and then pull the color inward, using OMS and a blending stump, that will usually allow you to control the blending. Those videos will really help.
Thanks :0)

I did watch the video but for my project I needed it darker on the edges and really light on the inside since it was a larger image.

The tip you wrote in your reply though is great and I will try the marker as your suggested. Thanks
Ri, I assume you've already finished the project you were working on but thought I'd let you know one of my favorite things about Koh-i-noor pencils when it comes to shading... they are erasable! So, if you want the center of your image to be REALLY light, you can actually take an eraser (I like to use a white eraser) and erase a lot of the color from these pencils.

Now, it doesn't work as well with the Prisma colors, but you can erase some colors from them as well.

Another tip would be to build your color as Theresa mentioned - but leave the center of your image completely white. Blend the dark colors inward gently being sure to leave the center until the very last. You can always add more color to the edges. I've been experimenting by adding a brown or even black pencil line in a few of my very outer edges and then blending it out to add even more shadows.

I'd love to see your project you mention in your reply - have you shared it with us on STV yet?
This is good to know, thanks :)
Jessica Fick said:
Ri, I assume you've already finished the project you were working on but thought I'd let you know one of my favorite things about Koh-i-noor pencils when it comes to shading... they are erasable! So, if you want the center of your image to be REALLY light, you can actually take an eraser (I like to use a white eraser) and erase a lot of the color from these pencils.

Now, it doesn't work as well with the Prisma colors, but you can erase some colors from them as well.

Another tip would be to build your color as Theresa mentioned - but leave the center of your image completely white. Blend the dark colors inward gently being sure to leave the center until the very last. You can always add more color to the edges. I've been experimenting by adding a brown or even black pencil line in a few of my very outer edges and then blending it out to add even more shadows.

I'd love to see your project you mention in your reply - have you shared it with us on STV yet?

That is a great tip with the eraser, Thanks :0)
I have posted some pictures of my cards and sine I color mostly with prismas I was wondering how some people go from realy dark to light. Since April though I had lots of time to play and I am getting better at it every time I color.
This was very helpful!
Yep! I use my eraser a lot. Sometimes what I do will be to use a lighter shade in the middle.....blend it with my OMS and blender stump and then erase over it lifting some of the color to make it appear lighter in that area. HTH!
one thing you can do, (havent watched any of the videos my laptop is dying) but, if you get all the shades of grey you can apply the grey first on the part of the image you wanted shaded a bit darker and then go over the top of it with the color...

I tend to work in layers, if the layers loose their tooth, ( i e it stops looking like the pigments are applying to the image) i take an prisma colorless blender marker and "melt" the pigments on the image and this smooths it out and gives you a surface you can apply more pigment to.

:)
I mostly use prisma pencils, have the big set of the ki i nor ones and a few crayola's the crayola's are harder and this what i told you does not work as well for them.
Getting shading with colored pencils, depends on points, pressure, and colors used. It is all done by blending .
Always start lightly and then go darker, constantly working from dark to light for shading..Start layering with light color first,
then darker color, sometimes using three or more,for more even shading. If you use a circular motion you will
have a more even color. The only addition I use for blending is the colorless blender. Pencils take time to blend,
not like copic, but I love the pencils and their end product. Have used Prisma pencils for over 5 yrs.
Haven't tried the Koh-i-nor pencils but have their ink pens. very good product. Hope this helps

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