I have an exciting announcement for you. In response to the many, many questions I get regarding how I go about colouring I have decided to make a tutorial series where I demonstrate colouring from start to finish every aspect of a picture from Johanna Basford’s ‘Enchanted Forest’ complete with real time colouring speed and explanations of every step of the way. The series will run over 5 episodes. Each episode I will colour a different portion of the picture from start to finish. Much of these videos will be set to real time speed (as requested by many viewers) with a few areas sped up where the colouring is repetitive or particularly long (For instance the sky in this picture took me over twenty minutes to colour completely.)
The picture I have chosen for this project is the ‘fish pond’ picture in Enchanted Forest as I think it will give me a nice range of objects to colour and it is not such a large piece as to make this video series too long. The pencils I will be using are my Faber Castell Polychromos and my old Derwent Artist pencils. I will give the names of each of the colours as I use them. I understand that many people will not have these sets. If you have wish to colour along then I suggest you try and match the colours as far as you are able with whatever pencils you have available. A close approximation will work just as well. 🙂 Or you can deviate and use your own choice of colours… it’s all good.
The first episode of this series has been filmed and is currently undergoing editing. It should be available for viewing next week for free on my Youtube channel. I will announce it here when it goes up. I hope you enjoy this little project. Let me know if you would like to see me create more series like this one and which book and media you would like to see next.