Creating TEXTURE with Colored Pencils! — A PencilStash Adult Coloring Tutorial


We are getting prehistoric today with texture and color as we revisit an old page that I thought only a few weeks ago was ruined so stick around Hello colorists, welcome to pencil stash a weekly show all about coloring If you’re new to the channel Please consider subscribing to get all the new content and be sure to hit that like button if you’re enjoying my videos Hey there everyone today we are going back to a page that I previously abandoned because I thought that I had literally ruined it and it’s this page from imagine morphia by Kirby Rosen’s Now I had previously attempted this page with my watercolor pencils, but oh my god It did not work out. This paper is not equipped to handle water so I had to abandon it as the Ink on the page that was underneath. It was kind of showing through and I really really thought that I had ruined it But I took another look at it. Once it dried and it looked okay, you know, the ink wasn’t really showing through anymore However to the touch the paper feels a little beat-up so it feels like grainy and rough, but you know what? What the heck? We’re just gonna give it one more try add in some other layers some texture with some new color pencils And we’re just gonna kind of see how it goes and hopefully it’ll work out Alright, so again because the paper surface is really beat up I’m just gonna be very gentle very careful in this area until I know how it’s going to take any extra pigment as I had only laid down some yellows and some reds previously and I’d really like to layer in some greens and some Golds and some browns so that we can build up to the level closer to where I want the rest of our t-rexes scaly skin This is actually working pretty good here. Thank goodness so again I’m just gonna add in some very very gentle layers of some prismacolor lime peel and some other colors kind of around the edges until we get to some of these more shadowy areas where I go a little bit darker and Hopefully hopefully hopefully it’ll blend nicely against the watercolor pencils that were previously laid down I’m still a little bit nervous about those kind of transition areas, but cross your fingers All right, this is working gosh, I’m so so lucky here It was really bummed out before when I thought that this page was ruined it was actually one of my favorites from this book and I was really looking forward to Coloring it and I know shame on me I really should have known better than to try something new something really kind of experimental on it So that was totally my bad, but definitely learned my lesson and I am so glad that I was wrong So I think we’re gonna be able to salvage this page super cool All right, so we are going to move on to the rest of the surface of our t-rex’s skin And I’m really gonna focus my lime peel color again on the areas of her face. That should be highlighted So those are all of these kind of Ridge areas around her eye anywhere that we’re kind of the light would be hitting her face So I’m just gonna focus this on on the top half of these ridges plus maybe a little bit further down from that halfway point where I intend to Add additional color later on. This is gonna be kind of that middle kind of feathering area So I’m gonna want it again do the top half plus a little bit extra. I Really like this lime peel color. It’s definitely one of my favorites in the prismacolor family But I also really like how it looks layered with this Crayola harvest gold color So I’m just gonna add in some right over top of the areas that we just colored in lime peel All right Now I’m gonna start filling in some of the areas of her skin With a few different greens and the ones that I used are all prism colors They are artichoke green ochre and moss green And I’m going to use those Pretty equally over the surface of her skin Both leaving them alone in some colors is just that color on its own as well as layering them in other areas to create brand-new colors so lots and lots of dimension in her skin because at the end of the day you want her skin to be dynamic and lots of color variation lots of Texture which will really transform her into a much more lifelike T-rex because did I mention that I love t-rex like ever since seeing Jurassic Park as a little kid I have just absolutely had such a soft spot for t-rex. I’m so excited to color her. I think she’s gonna turn out really good One of the things I really like about this imagine morphia book is that there is already a good deal of Detail that the artist has drawn in for us But we can always take what’s there and enhance it which is what I’m going to start doing right now Because in a bunch of areas on t-rex’s skin She has these lines or kind of these shapes which could easily be connected to form kind of more pronounced scales or kind of the texture that scales would have So I’m going to show you on her upper lip here See what I’m doing. I’m kind of taking some of those lines and I’m just connecting them. I’m outlining them connecting them and turning them into Irregular closed loops, which is really kind of simulating. That’s scaly texture and it really doesn’t matter if the foundation color is underneath our loops or not as I Can continue to layer right on top of this and add in more color as I go and it’ll actually kind of soften the lines Of our loops, so it’s all good. Just kind of you know, I know that this is kind of a big surface area to color So you don’t have to have the entire thing colored before you start adding in that texture. Just kind of do it as you go And I’m also gonna do the same thing on these kind of circular growth texture areas on her cheeks I’m gonna be outlining those in my same dark umber brown color and I’m gonna color the inside of the circles a lighter color maybe some of that harvest gold or that lime peel just to make them stand out and it’ll kind of give Each of the little bumpy circles kind of a three-dimensional texture if we outline them Now Brown is going to play a big big part of our coloring today – I’ve been using dark umber and sepia As we’re going to be using it to line all of our hatched areas and the inside folds of this T-rex’s skin and I jokingly call this coloring book the colored pencil eater Since I go through my colored pencils on these pages like water these pages are full of tiny little figures with little little details and they’re so detailed that I like to have a Really nice sharp point on my pencil at all times while I’m coloring in this book So I end up sharpening my pencils over and over and over again And by the time I’m done with the page I have the sole nub of colored pencil and You know so much that I have to put it in the extender even to use it and you’ll kind of see in a bit it just gets shorter and shorter and shorter and I got so tired of sharpening the little nub of my sepia that I actually Ran out to my local art store to get a replacement prismacolor sepia about halfway through this page Because I was just so sick of sharpening the darn thing and that’s actually a really good tip for you guys You know if you use your colored pencils But you have your favorites that you’re gonna go through so much faster than the other ones You can actually go to your art supply store and you can just get single pencils in there open stock so if you’ve got like a black art supply or Michaels, you know somewhere that sells colored pencils open stock you can go and you know If you get like five or six, I forget what it is You’ll actually start giving you a discount after that So you don’t have to buy a whole nother set of colored pencils Once you kind of get into that artist grade, you can just get one at a time The other thing you’ll see me do is use my prismacolor Blender pencil a lot on this page It just really smoothed out all those little areas for me intensified my colors and I just really liked the sort of cohesive Look that I was getting on the page by using my blender pencil All right, so our t-rex portion of our pages done so I just want to take a second to really look at the before and after for a minute because I think that the Transformation here is pretty amazing And it’s hard to remember the before and appreciate all the time and effort that you put into a page To make it come to life Pretty cool, right? Alright I lied I lied t-rex is not done I totally forgot about her tongue Does anyone know what color a t-rex tongue is? Yeah me neither. So let’s go with some dark kind of purply reds. I don’t work right I Don’t think anybody really knows what color a t-rex is tongue is so we could pretty much do whatever we want But I think that’ll work right I thought about doing it kind of dark Reds like almost black But I thought that it might end up looking a little like weird or a little bloody or something like on gross So we’re just gonna keep on the safe side and we’re gonna do some dark purpley Reds and What we’re gonna do is we’re gonna start with kind of our light reddish oranges You know in sort of the spots that you know might be the most You know lit and they were gonna work our way to our deeper reds and our darker purples. Oh Yeah, and don’t forget to dirty up her teeth t-rex did not have super bright white teeth there were no Crest Whitestrips during the Cretaceous period And now the rest of the page now here on the right side is a mishmash of other types of dinosaurs and plant life all layered together with lots of little details So the color palette in these areas is always a bit challenging for me. So until I figure it out entirely My game plan is always to go into the spots that I know that I definitely want to color in a certain palette and I sort of build off of that as I Go and it just kind of You know gives me a little bit more confidence and I’m headed in the right direction If I just sort of slowly take one at a time, I’m just kind of again figuring out as I go And one of the things that I figured out early on is that I really wanted this to sort of make a Little bit of sense, you know it as much sense as it can make a giant floating t-rex head with stuff on its neck But for me from a color palette perspective, you know I decided to color all of kind of the tree tops and like some of the what I would call like space filler Areas between our dinosaurs and you know some of the other plant life here I wanted to color it in the same colors that I was using on t-rex. So it just makes a little bit more cohesive sense You know in terms of you know, telling a color story here So I kind of used again those three greens that I mentioned before the artichoke the moss green and the green ochre I really just kind of used that as just sort of a sort of a grounding Set of colors for some of the other stuff to pop And don’t forget to when you are choosing your secondary colors that you’re using here you already have the T Rexes color palette as sort of a foundation to draw from so Nothing should clash with her. Ideally. Everything should go with her colors and as I chose additional colors I really tried to reuse them and repeat those same colors across the page so that they felt balanced and it also lets you kind of limit your color palette so that all of This detail all of this stuff here does not end up looking like a hot mess. Oh, And one last reminder to don’t forget to layer your colors even on these small little areas There’s a lot of detail here that you can add in which will really make them feel special and dynamic very very well worth your time and In the end mine came out like this I love how colorful this came out but it’s still muted enough to where the color palette doesn’t steal the show or Look weird against the more muted and natural tones of our t-rex because I mean come on Would you really steal the show away from this beautiful t-rex over here? She is our star hands-down and Arguably I could have done a background here But by the end of this my hand was just so tired and I really worried that having a background here would take an already Very busy busy space and just make it more busy, so I decided to leave it blank as sometimes letting the Pieces on the page kind of sing on their own is just fine Alright that is it for me today guys. 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25 comments

  • Kathy McManus

    Looks great

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  • Sing Gal

    Love it!

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  • John Eckman IV

    Thank you for your tutoring lessen. Your really awesome.
    Sincerely,
    Jonny

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  • Debbie N.

    Great Rescue! You would never know by looking at the finished page that was a page that was messed up before. I love your color choices,too.

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  • Annette Kurlemann

    Amazing

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  • Beverley Gardam

    I know how you feel ,l use watercolour to start my background,and yes it feels rough ,but it will work out ,it is
    Looking great ,that is a big colour ahead of you .

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  • Jette Pedersen

    Just beautiful……
    Great video 🙂

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  • Liz Renwick

    Your lucky your art store sells these,mine dose not!

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  • Liz Renwick

    Very good😊

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  • Valerie Pratt

    This video wants me to color this page! Your color choices are great!

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  • 58Kym

    I wish:
    1. They would make these big pictures as fold outs so we don’t have the jointing fold in the middle.
    2. They would offer them in other paper types like a real watercolour paper.
    I learn a lot from your videos, so thanks!

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  • Vera Calvin

    Beautiful work!

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  • Susan Howard

    I was really intimidated with this page and too terrified to try to colour it. Thanks to this video I may try to colour it now ,. Thankyou for the lovely colours and it turned out amazing 💖

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  • Rita Troch

    I love the final result!  May I ask you why you don't mention the colornumbers?  It's impossible to figure out which colors you are using, or did you showed a list somewhere, then I missed it!   Because you call this a tutorial that kind of information would be nice!

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  • Ivy Strong

    Wow. What a great save.

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  • Viviane Cailler

    Wonderful i like it so much

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  • Scott Basinger

    How long did it take to color that entire picture? Also, I liked when you used to display the name and number of the pencil you were using . My pencils are stored by number so I can find them quickly when following your videos.

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  • Annette Sonneson

    I love lime peel!

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  • Justine Carlson

    Good call on not doing a background. This is beautiful!

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  • Toni Bontrager

    OMG, I made the same mistake you did with water color. Thank you for your video, it encouraged me to go back and rescue my page. It turned out beautifully. I enjoy your videos and learn so much from them. Looking forward to your next video.

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  • Carol Cripps

    Wow. I know what you mean about some pictures being "pencil eaters". I love using a really sharp point too. And I go through my favourites I such a short time, and I use them in every picture and am co tstantly looking for them – where did I put them down this time?

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  • Vonnie E.

    I love how you colored this page, beautiful colors! Thanks for the great videos!

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  • Amy Sue West

    Do you have favorites in the Crayola colored pencil box, or do you use the whole box on a regular basis? Great coloring by the way.

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  • Coloring With D

    Wow! That was a great save for sure.

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  • Melissa Clair

    I love this. So sad that I didn't get a discount last week at Michaels after buying 19 open stock Prismacolor pencils :/

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