New Color Me Calm picture.

From Angela Porter’s Color Me Calm, the first colouring book I bought for myself.  I like the smaller size of these pictures and I’ve been a fan of Angela’s work for a long time.  this is a nice size book to carry around with a pencil roll in my shoulder bag.  I have the other two books in the series plus her ‘Entangled’ published by Dover Publications under their Creative Haven line.  This picture was coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

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  1. Judy

    I am coloring this same picture. Light source is very important in this particular pic coming from the sun and fire. Would you suggest coloring the light sources first and then determine colors for surrounding figures? I am a novice colorist that need instruction. Love your work. Would love to have just a smudge of your talent.

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    1. Chaypeta (Post author)

      Most definitely! This is a great way to colour and one I often use myself. I also add the light where it is striking the objects in line with the light source so that you begin colouring them with their light source glow established. You could also go a step further and start sketching in your shadows with a dark purple or blue to be tinted with the colour of the objects they are on. I find I can get some very satisfying lighting effects this way.

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  2. Judy

    Sorry light source from the moon!

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  3. Judy Morgan

    Thank you for your reply. Will use this tip from now on. I was wondering if you have reviewed Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901 Swiss colored pencils? How they compare to Polychromos and to Prismacolor Premier pencils? I have a small set of Polychromos and Prismacolor and am pondering if a set of the Luminance 6901 is worth the expense? The Luminance 6901 price point here in the US for a set of 72 is well over 200 – 300 US dollars.

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    1. Chaypeta (Post author)

      Hi Judy. We filmed a comparison of eight pencils including the Luminance weeks ago but we have been having trouble with our video editing software so it isn’t available yet. So I will give you the short answer… Luminance are super soft and layer like a dream. Softer than the Polychromos and coming close to the Prisma’s. they have a slightly dry feel to them but still creamy and it is easy to get rich, dense colour. Like the Prisma’s… if you intend to do a lot of layering you need to apply light layers initially so you don’t fill up the tooth of the paper with all that colour too quickly. I love the Luminance and i use them in conjunction with my Polychromos pencils. I sugeest you purchase two single colours open stock to try them out and see if you like them before investing in a huge set.

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