As a child I always enjoyed coloring. My art box was filled with crayons and markers, and color pencils in every color of the rainbow.I can recall using special techniques to create depth and shading, as my coloring skills advanced. Coloring became a very calming ritual and it allowed me to relax and consider my thoughts. There is validity in the therapeutic benefits of coloring.
Coloring… it’s not just for kids.
Today coloring is trendy! Coloring has evolved from standard crayons and basic images. Coloring books have been updated. The images are intricate and more advanced. The tools are more advanced as well. Watercolor crayons and pencils have gained popularity. Alcohol markers allow for blending and shading. Coloring isn’t just for kids!
I found some feather images online. I print and cut them with a Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine. I used Chameleon markers to color the feathers. The genius behind Chameleon markers is that you get the look of multiple shades of a color in one marker. There is a learning curve to using these markers, so I would certainly suggest watching some video tutorials to help get started. The markers have two tips. The fine tip is for detail work, while the brush tip allows for larger strokes.
I would like to know if you are a fan of coloring? If so, have you recently caught the coloring bug or you a seasoned pro? Please share in the comments below!