Coloring Grass with Pencils by Faye

Morning Oddies :)

I hope you’re enjoying Funday so far? Stick wih us because there’s absolutely loads planned.

I’ve been loving my pencils a lot lately. I can achieve things with them that I’m not even close to doing with a Copic! Strangely, I find it easier to try things in pencil, and then I carry it over. Anyway, enough waffle!

Recently, I was asked which are the best pencils? How long is a piece of string? I have a selection from each, mainly because I’m a fickle magpie, but also because I like the different lead textures. Want to spread colour and blend without too much effort? Soft Koh-i-Nors. Want to create more definition? Then I go for the harder Prismas and Polychromos.

So, grass… Normally I would colour the grass last, but I thought it might be easier to see just the grass, so I’ve coloured the image twice, which is why, when you get to the end, the grass will look different!

To start, I’ve laid down some brown; around the edge of Mae’s dress and on either side of her. Next I went over the brown and the basic grass area with a light lime green.

Now, with a slightly darker green, I’ve started adding little flicks of colour to mimic the blades of grass.

This time I’ve used a pine green shade in little ‘v’ flicks, more of this colour around the back and right side of Mae, because obviously it’s darker there.

¬†Finally I’m on my darkest green, in single flicks, making sure I have no white showing through. I’ve also added some very random, black strokes, again, more on the right side, just to add some extra depth and texture. Job done!

I’m heading back to the Odd Facebook Page now, I hope you’ll join us. Keep your eyes peeled as there are more Tutorials later today and who knows what other fun!!

17 thoughts on “Coloring Grass with Pencils by Faye

  1. Beautiful! I really want to try colored pencils now! I love the softness it brings to the image. Thanks for your tips!:)

  2. Wow! this is really cool. I love it. I will certainly try this very soon. thanks

  3. Looks fantastic! Guess its time for me to start using my collection of Prismas! Thanks for the inspiration

  4. Thanks! I think the thing that makes a great blog is simple to follow tutorials like this. I’m a Copic girl but I have colored pencils and I’ve never tried them. So…maybe today is the day. BTW…what brand do you use?

  5. This is fabulous Faye! Gorgeous colouring! It makes me want to start buying pencils too (but I suspect my husband would have something to say about that!)!

    Arabella

  6. This is great – I almost always use my Prismacolor pencils, and I’m almost afraid NOT to blend, I need to try this technique. :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Looks great! I’m glad that I could kind of play around for Fun Day even though I don’t use FB!

  8. this card looks so brill – i have a tin of prismacolors that i have never used coz i am not sure what to do with them – i think i will give them a go now – such a pretty card – kym xx

  9. Very nicely done…..I will have to get my pencils out and try this! Thank you for the tutorial.

  10. I tend to struggle with grass so this is a fabbie tutorial for me & will come in handy…Thank you :D

    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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