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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Colouring grey animals with Promarkers

I thought I would do a quick video about colouring grey animals, there are so many animal stamps out there, it could be useful for you.


The first card is a Lili of the Valley image. Note how I left the pillow uncoloured, I just shadowed it a little with pastel blue, to give a hint of colour.


the white scallop was cut from Plantin Schoolbook cricut cartridge at 1"


and here is the little image you will see coloured in today's video. The stamp is by Kanban, available from Hobbycraft in the UK. The black and white spotty paper is by Making Memories, the tiny roses were white paper, I coloured them with promarkers to match the card.





You can see how much lighter the image looks when the ink dries completely...........


I have just watched the video, chuckling here to myself, I seem terribly focused on telling you which animals are grey....................as if you don't know that already! It is quite difficult to chat, colour, and keep everything in focus all at the same time, so I hope you will forgive me acting as though you don't know what colour a mouse is.

















By request, I have done a quick list of some of the stronger colours that go well together for shading, but don't appear on my starter list. I did a quick swipe of a few of the colours available, and scribbled the names down, I hope you can all read my writing!

Look at the groups below. Imagine a leaf coloured in pine green, then on the underside of the leaf, a touch of holly. Can you see how they complement each other?





Look how royal blue below, would also tone in with true blue. Indigo would also go well with the midnight blue group. There are no rules....................











The very last colours on this page were cut off. They should read


Tulip yellow and sunflower


Canary yellow and yellow




Look at the two sets of pink on the page below. Can you see how the salmon and cocktail would be perfect for shading images, and that in the same way, cerise and rose pink belong to a totally different pink 'family'
Imagine colouring a sea with Cyan, then where the water would be deeper, between the waves, add a touch of agean...............
oops I forgot to label a green pairing. I am sure that they were meadow and grass


I hope this helps you - a whole lot of mystique seems to have grown up around alcohol markers, and it is intimidating to a lot of people. I personally much prefer using names for the colours, rather than complicated numbers - although promarkers also has a number printed on each pen as well.




I'll be back tomorrow with a video about colouring white clothes...... yes, white clothes. Should be a pretty colourless sort of video then.... see you then








63 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your charts and another helpful video!

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  2. Thank you for another great video and list of colors to be paired toghether. I am really liking the markers.

    SoCal Nana

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  3. Again thank you for sharing..it looks easy but i'm sure it's not.. still can't wait to try mine when i recieve them in the mail. Very cute card...kimbob27@hotmail.com

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  4. More great tips. Thanks for the list of colours - I can see me spending a few pennies if I don't win your fab candy !!!!

    Have a great day.

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    Penni
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  5. Both cards are sooo cute, I love the colours and the papers very much.
    And your video is super.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  6. Thanks I am finding these tutorials very useful - I must admit to having some of these pens but not knowing quite how to use them properly.
    Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  7. WOW, love your coloring on the animals. I would love to work with these markers and see what I could do to.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  8. Very useful video - love your colored fur image. TFS.

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  9. I love your tutorials! Your explanations are amazing! I have a question: When you blend with a paler colour, does it ruin the marker?
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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  10. wow thanks for the amazing video
    it's so helpful for me
    i'm curious for the white clothing
    hugs angelique

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  11. Thanks for this demonstration, like the outcome a lot. And thanks for the dog stories lol I have one and he likes to steel something to eat when ever he can :o)
    The card is great !!
    Have a nice day, Jóna

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  12. I love your English sheep dog. I am just learning so much. I enjoyed your stories, too. What a fun video!

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  13. Once again, thank you so much for your videos. You make me smile every time I watch one! Have a fabulous day!
    JeanH

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  14. Two beautiful cards..fab video Enfys :) x

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  15. Hi Enfys - another great tutorial.
    Tomorrow sounds interesting!! can't wait.....
    Hugs
    HW
    x

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  16. Love both of these! Another great video!! Love the dog stories! :)

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  17. I am learnign so much from your videos! Thanks so much for doing this....LOVE LOVE the cards....

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  18. Thanks for another great video and for your color charts. You are totally making me more at ease about using these markers.

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  19. I am so impressed with these markers. Thanks for the time you're putting into these videos.

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  20. Very useful Enfys, and shows me I really need to buy two or three colours in each family. The charts are going to be very useful. Wonder will you be colouring an image which has very large areas, never get that right.
    Pinky

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  21. Such a helpful tutorial, Enfys! And your cards are so darling!!
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  22. Wow thanks for the color chart! I really didn't know what colors to buy first. This is a big help. Thanks,Hugs Jess

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  23. Another great informative video. Love the addition of the colour charts as well. Looks like I will definitely has to order these markers.

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  24. Thanks for another helpful post! I think the alcohol markers are kind of intimidating as there are so many colors. Guess it is all in the experimenting. Your videos sure do help with understanding though. Thanks!

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  25. Another hit Enfys .... I'm loving these tutorials! Thought I found a source for promakers out here in Wisconsin where I'm visiting but, alas, they are sold out! RATS! hugs, eileen

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  26. Your cards are so cute and the coloring tips are wonderful (especially for someone like me that needs all the help they can get). I hope I can get the markers so I can start practicing.

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  27. Thanks En! I'm lovin' all these videos. You make it look so easy.

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  28. I like when you list at the bottom the colors you used in the video by order, can you do that again. Love all your information you are sharing. Thanks

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  29. You make it look so easy, your work is beautiful. TFS

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  30. Enfys,
    Thanks for a great card and video. I love the card.. I have to tell one thing better than your card is the great "Halloween" picture on the blog.. Good Luck to everyone and I hope I am posting these in the right place.
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

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  31. Another great video thanks for the tips:-)
    Stampersue
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  32. Your cards are so adorable. The colors are awesome. TFS

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  33. Fabulous tutorial again Enfys youve certainly been a busy lady. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  34. love the charts they are so helpful

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  35. Thank you so much for the chart. I will truly put it to work should I win your fab blog candy. TFS
    cureta2@yahoo.com

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  36. Thank you for the video. I hope once I can say that I can colour grey animals as well as you do :-))
    Greetings,
    Marianne

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  37. Another great video and so thankful for the charts you put on, that is going to be so useful. Looking forward to your tutorial for white clothes. Just finished a card using a sepia image...thought it better to actually make a challenge card rather than carry on colouring till i'd used all my sepia type colours up lol. Hugs lin

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  38. Thanks for another great video. Loving them. Hugs x ChrisB

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  39. Enjoyed the stories about the dogs by the way lol. My dog opens up our cupboards, and we have to barricade the bread bin to stop the cat getting in a stealing the bread....we do feed them honestly lol. hugs lin

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  40. great video...it is really easier to understand and see how the coloring and blending works..tfs
    cardchick50@gmail.com

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  41. Hi Enfys, I have loved your tutorials all week--a great big THANK-YOU!!! One other commenter had wondered if using a lighter color pen over a darker color makes some of the ink run onto the lighter color. I was wondering this too--also with the blender pen. Do they get ruined? I love your cards. I checked out a few of the US places you have listed for buying Promarkers, and some of them have discontinued selling them. :(

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  42. wow soooooo very very cooooooooooool, ty for the info!

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  43. Thanks for more tipps - I think you're right with the whole markers being intimidating - if only by the sheer number of colours...
    ...but my tip for anyone one would be to just get some and start trying - there are usually great results from the beginning as an encouragement and everything else is practice and getting great tipps ;-)
    hugs

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  44. this information is really helpful. TFS!

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  45. You crack me up...as usual. I mean your comments, not your video, I haven't watched that yet. Your card is absolutely adorable!!! I love the images..have to get a few of those. Anyway...can't wait to watch the "colorless" video tomorrow...I'm sure you will find a way to make it look fantastic!!

    peifert@fuse.net

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  46. Oh great charts - so helpful!! Pairing can be so difficult but you've made it easy! Thanks you!
    Melissa

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  47. Thanks so much for sharing your video tips with us.

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  48. Thanks you so much for this coloring technique! It sure is amazing how you can use so many markers to get such an amazing look! I love how you explain you techniques too. Thanks so much! Hugs.

    Tamie

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  49. Thank you a lot for the vidio and tips. Your cards look beautiful.
    Hugs, Nataliya

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  50. Enfys, again a wonderful video. Thanks so much for helping us to colour better (we hope) LOL
    warm wishes

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  51. Thank you for some great videos :)

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  52. Thank you for the great tut and charts!

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  53. Enfys,
    You've really taken a lot of the fear of coloring with these markers away for me. I'd love to see you do some eyes like those of the Greeting Farm stamps. I always seem to mess those up.

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  54. Awesome video Enfys, you must have read my mind! I was hoping you would share how to do this! I really appreciate your color list tips, I copied it into Word so I can pull it up when I need it. ~Diane

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  55. Thank you for another helpful video and for the list of colors that go together for blending. I've saved your lists for future reference...still have my fingers and toes crossed.

    Carol
    aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  56. The charts are so helpful. Gary can be so hard and you made it look easy. Thanks!

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  57. Such a great video on coloring Grey. I've learned so much this week. Thank you for your tutorials.
    Mary Ann
    mahuntington@wavecable.com

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  58. The little dog turned out so cute. I notice that you don't often use the blender but do your blending with the colors. Is the the rule? Thanks for the charts. Can't wait to get some of these markers.

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  59. Thanks for sharing another great video tutorial!

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  60. The colors are so cool! I plan to buy some of these markers and your charts help so much in deciding what colors to buy.

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  61. The color charts are so helpful!

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  62. Great video (again!)...thanks so much for the color charts!!!

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  63. oh just found this video ~how did i miss it ~ with one of my favourite images used ~and that list is so helpful going back to write those down!!
    vanessa xx

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x