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!!!
That's all for today.
Have a "GREAT DAY"!!!