Magic Pencil Technique

Friday, October 23, 2009

The attached video was primarly made for my class from Saturday, October 17th on the "Magic Pencil Technique". This is also a good technique for anyone that likes to color.

The first thing to know is about the cardstock that works for this technique. The best paper that I have found, and the cheapest, is the cardstock that you buy at Wal-Mart. It is made by Georgia Pacific. The reason it works so well is that it has a slight tooth to it. A real slick cardstock does not give the blending effect that the GP cardstock does.

The other items that you will need are some Prisma-Color Pencils, or any other wax based pencils, some Oderless Mineral Spirits, and paper blending stubs.

Now you are ready to color. Always use a very light stroke with the pencil, in the lightest color. After you have laid down your lightest color, blend it out with the blender stub dipped in mineral spirits. Blend until you have a smooth well blended area. Next lay down your shadow color, and blend it out to represent you shadows.

The is a easy technique, but takes practice.

Now let's watch the video!!!

"Magic Pencil Technique"

That's all for today.

Have a "GREAT DAY"!!!

Bob L.

4 Response to "Magic Pencil Technique"

  1. blucricut says:
    October 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Great video :) you can also do the same technique and get better results from using the Prismacolor colorless blender marker instead of the spirits and blending nubs. I have tried both and love my results from the marker.

  2. Lori Kae says:
    October 29, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Bob, thank you for sharing your video on blending. My daughter was working on a project for school and found it very helpful as well. :)

  3. Only by His Grace says:
    November 21, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Thank you Bob for this video. I found it very helpful. I am just learning to colour with my Prismacolor pencils.

  4. Sara says:
    September 7, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing Bob! I loved it! I have bookmarked it; so I can find it again! LOL! I am glad that you showed where the light source was coming from... that is a concept that I am still working on! LOL! Hmmm I wonder what other video's have done that I missed! Since I didn't get to know about you or your work until January 2010! Have a great day!
    Happy Creating! Sara

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