Welcome to another coloring pages post! I was thinking it would be nice and fun to show off some artists coloring pages that I got and have finished coloring and show you the progress of how I colored each of the pages. I like to be able to help promote other artists work, so I decided to make a blog post about it. I’m pretty sure I’ll make this a series so I can promote more coloring page artists, plus it might be helpful for readers like yourself in case you’re looking for some ideas where to get nice ones.
In this post I’ll be showing two different ones from two different shops.
The tools I use for coloring these pages are:
- Copier paper
- Expression Colour pens, 36 pc
- Blending stump
The blending stump is especially handy to smooth out the coloring pencils after you lay them down, as it can sometimes look a bit grainy otherwise. I also found a pretty good technique to clean them off after I’ve dirtied them by using a cutting knife and kind of “scrape” of some layers. I have tried in the past to clean them by using a pencil sharpener, which didn’t work too good, so I was happy to find this technique when I googled for one.
Just thought I’d share that in case anyone else is wondering. 😉
Spring Love – Coloring Page
The first one I’ve colored this month is a lovely coloring page by Jeremiah Ketner (smallandround): https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/515956302/spring-love-coloring-page
I do find it fun coloring humanoid coloring pages from time to time, even though I don’t usually tend to go for them. But you can probably expect to see more of them on my blog from now on, hehe. This one is very beautifully made! Jeremiah has plenty of cute and pretty coloring pages like this that you can check out in their shop here: https://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/smallandround.
I did take some time coloring all the hair in, as my coloring pencils have to be pressed down pretty hard in order to generate a nice opaque color, which also makes me have to be more precise and generally takes longer. They do have a nice amount of pigment, just that it doesn’t lay down very opaque unless you’re a bit more heavy handed. In the future I hope to be able to invest in some pens that disperses color better without being too heavy handed, if they exist that is.
Welcome to the neighbourhood
The second coloring page is actually from a series of coloring pages you get by Sean McMenemy (Colorbook4Nerdlings): https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/263637484/welcome-to-the-neighborhood-fairy-house?ref=shop_home_active_8
If you didn’t already know, I am a big fantasy and sci-fi fan, so I am naturally attracted to artwork featuring those elements. The ones you get in this pack is of little fairy/fantasy homes of various kinds and are very cute and creatively designed. Some are more detailed, other are less. This way you can choose what you are in the mood for the most on a particular day! 🙂
As I was sliding this one into a plastic folder in my ring binder I noticed that the little dust that comes from the coloring pencils do smear a bit around, so I think I will dust them off a bit better with a clean paint brush the next time, as well as most likely fix it with a fixative spray, which I do not currently own.
All in all, these pages were very fun to color! I think I generally enjoy coloring pages with a balanced amount of details rather than those that almost have no white space at all, and I definitely feel these were those more balanced kind.
Do let me know in the comments down below if you’d like to see more coloring pages being featured on my blog!
Thanks for reading and happy coloring!