New Tutorial Series. YAY! (Link included in this blog post.)
I’ve released the first part of a new series of tutorials on my YouTube Channel. This time I’ve picked the Grasshopper picture in Hanna Karlzon’s ‘Sommarnatt’ to colour. (Summer Nights’ in English… it doesn’t matter which version you have it will work the same in both.)
The most difficult thing for colourists, outside of choosing the next picture to colour out of all the deliscious range of books you’ve accumulated, is picking the colours. This can be a huge road block that interferes with the pure enjoyment of the process of colouring. I guess that is what makes colour-alongs so much fun… you don’t have to pick the colours because that part has already been sorted for you. And there is no disgrace in that. You’re colouring because it makes you happy and whatever method or tools you use is just right for you.
But what if you want the freedom to choose your own pictures AND be able to confidently select and place your colours by yourself for your own original work.
My intention with this video series is not only to give you all a fun experience colouring a picture along with me but PRIMARILY wanting to teach you how to be more confident in choosing the colours for your own picture by showing you an easy technique that you don’t need an arts degree to use. For this purpose the first video will show you a way to set up and plan the colours for your chosen page in easy to follow steps. I have been playing with colours for decades so this part I can do in my head and visualize the colour schemes there. When I browse through uncoloured line art my brain often flashes me images of possible finished versions fully coloured! But I understand that this isn’t the way everyone’s brain works. So I have externalized my process to show you some easy ways to pick a colour scheme and plan a picture before you begin to colour. With a plan sitting right next to you and all the major colours picked out you can confidently colour your picture knowing that the colours you’ve chosen and where they are placed are going to work.
Note that no actual colouring occurs in this pic. That fun will start in Part 2 which I am almost finished filming. 🙂