How to Color With Prismacolor (Lesson 1: Shading)

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How to Color With Prismacolor (Lesson 1: Shading)
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Well, here is the deal; a lot of people think that when you put a brand name in the topic, they think that you HAVE to get that brand. No, you don't have to. Regular colored pencils will do.

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Well, maybe not those colored pencils that are so hard that when you draw, you can't see anything. Crayola is ok, but I don't exactly recommend it for this work. Don't worry, it will still look nice.

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Start with your box of colored pencils. Mine are prismacolors.

Start with your box of colored pencils. Mine are prismacolors.

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I JUST organized these pencils. Don't worry, these aren't all of them.

I JUST organized these pencils. Don't worry, these aren't all of them.

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THESE are all of them. A lot, huh?

THESE are all of them. A lot, huh?

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Now, this lesson is on shading. Shading always seem hard to some people.

Now, this lesson is on shading. Shading always seem hard to some people.

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Ok, get out the darkest color you are going to color with. If your object is red, go with the darkest red you have. If your object is blue, so on... This is a black and white ball.

Ok, get out the darkest color you are going to color with. If your object is red, go with the darkest red you have. If your object is blue, so on... This is a black and white ball.

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Lightly color in the base coat. Don't color the whole thing. Just the shadow part. Where that is, is opposite the direction of the light. So, if the light is in the upper right corner, it's in the

Lightly color in the base coat. Don't color the whole thing. Just the shadow part. Where that is, is opposite the direction of the light. So, if the light is in the upper right corner, it's in the

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lower left corner. That's pretty easy, right?

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Done! Add pressure to the very edges, seen here, and lessen your pressure when getting to the light spot.

Done! Add pressure to the very edges, seen here, and lessen your pressure when getting to the light spot.

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Take your second darkest color.

Take your second darkest color.

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And go over the last layer before working to the highlight. This helps blend the colors together.

And go over the last layer before working to the highlight. This helps blend the colors together.

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Now use your white and blend the second darkest color into the highlight. That is it! Easy, right?

Now use your white and blend the second darkest color into the highlight. That is it! Easy, right?

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If you have questions, email annie.huang@warriorlife.net

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