Introduction: How 2 Do Adult Colouring!

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My 1st Instructable ' How 2 do Adult Colouring' featuring tips on Sharpening & when to use fine liners!

Step 1: Picked Your Adult Colouring Pattern or Design !

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Once picked according to you interests get ready to colour.

Step 2: Select Your Colouring Equipment

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Most Adult Colouring is best done using Colouring pencils, Coloured Fine Liners and Dual Tipped Brush Pens!

Step 3: Get a Good Sharpener

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Here is the Dewent Double Pencil Sharpener for both Large & regular sized pencils also sharpens round, Hexagonal & Triangular Pencils!

Step 4: Colour the Flower in Sections

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Take 3 Colours and Colour the flower.

Step 5: Colour the Stems

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Pick 2 shades of green and colour the stems plus select a dark blue colour for the border.

Step 6: The Background

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Pick a light blue for the background and shade. Use a dark blue for the border.

Step 7: The Leafs

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Take care when selecting colours. Use both fine liners and pencil crayons

Step 8: Detail in the Leafs

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Make sure you use the same Colour in each section remember to use the fine liner first and then shade with the colouring pencil.

Step 9: More Leaf Details

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Go over shaded area with dark red fine liner to be extra Autumnal. Remember that white spaces can work for you with the dark green leaves.

Step 10: Build Up the Colour

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Remember your background leafs need attention and think carefully about using more than 1 colour on the bushes.

Step 11: Low Ground Bushes

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Build your colour layers carefully and remember nature is messy.

Step 12: Background Leaf

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Each leaf matters so give it attension

Step 13: Insects

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Remember your foreground & background insects and do them first.

Step 14: Adding Hues of Pinks

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Work quick & Be confident when using pink.

Step 15: The Last Leaf

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1st Finish the dragonfly
2nd Do out line of leaf with fine liner
3rd Use orange fine liner on main leaf stem lines
4th add red

Step 16: Last Leaf Continued

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Build up leaf Colour in the Background section use 3 warm pinks/ purples to great effect

Step 17: Nearly There

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Check for any missed spaces and colour them.

Step 18: The Finished Piece

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Look closely at your work for any thing you have missed or any blending issues. Knowing when to stop is a skill. Then look at the work away from you and if it looks OK your done. Only you will know when a peice is finished but if all the spaces are shaded and the fine liners are on and it looks good. Stop!


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-09-24

Very interesting.


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