Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pencil Blending Tutorial

I've been wanting to put together a video on pencil blending methods for a while - I finally finished it up last weekend. These are the methods that I cover in the video:

Here's the video! Please let me know what you think, and if you have questions please post them on the video or post them here. I wish I had a video of me talking with my hands and pointing at my computer screen when I was doing the audio - I'm sure that would be amusing!


If you're interested in my video on pencil shading, you can find it HERE. The written tutorial can be found on Splitcoaststampers.

The pencils I used in both videos are Polychromos Pencils.They are oil-based pencils - a little drier than Prismacolors (not waxy), and they don't have the breakage issues either. I looooooove mine and highly recommend them. A teeny sweet reminder, too, that if you order from Dick Blick, please click through to them via the button in my left sidebar if you'd like to swing a little percentage of your purchase my way. That gives me a little extra pencil money once in a while! Thank youuuu!!

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Celeste said...

Thanks. Clear and easy to follow and understand.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Great job! You spoke clearly and explained perfectly

Audrey Ann said...

This is awesome Dina!! I've struggled with pencils, stumps, blending mediums and although I enjoy it very much, it's a time-consuming event in trial and error. This was so helpful!! I'm looking forward to pulling out my pencils very soon!
Hugs,
Audrey

Wanda Cullen said...

Thanks for this fabulous tutorial! I have pencils and stumps but never knew much about using them. This is so helpful!

Natalie said...

Dina, that was very helpful and informative. Thank you so much!! Fantastic job.

Trena in Naperville said...

Thank you Dina! This was very helpful. You are a blending SME (Subject Matter Expert) and thank you so much for sharing!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Trena in Naperville said...

Dina, Quick question...what papers/card stock do you find get the best results with pencils? Thanks!!

Francie in Montreal said...

I am in awe. Your video is so easy to follow. It gives me hope that even I might be able to get acceptable results from pencils one day. You're amazing.

Mary Ann said...

THank you for the video,and the info on the penciles used...

Ellen said...

Fantastic video! I will have to try the Faber pencils! Love the image you used too!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the great video. I have never seen 'just pencil' blending before. All of your tips were very useful. When I color with pencils I use baby oil. I have a lot of practicing ahead of me to get something a fraction as nice as yours.

Calico said...

Your coloring is awesome, thanks for creating a video tutorial. Very helpful.

Angela Restad said...

You are amazing ;-)

ednamburgess said...

Just watched your tutorial. Beautiful job of coloring. Wish I could do it like you do. Do you have the shading rules some place that could be copies. Would be very useful. Thanks again. Edna

Miranda said...

Hi Dina, just saw this video and it's great! I get always a lot of questions about my colouring and I will certainly promote your video on my blog and refer them to your blog! Thanks for this great tutorial!
warm greet Miranda