Color with me – Jungle House from the Magical Jungle, part four, the end

House and bird time! Though most importantly, we will color Mister Snail today! Todays session also concludes the Jungle House project 🙂

Stuff used on day four:
Faber-Castell Polychromos (120 set), white Posca in size 3M
Pencils listed in order of appearance. Feel free to use other pencils and/or replace some colorways entirely with something else you like

  • Dark Sepia
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Terracotta
  • Ivory
  • Dark Indigo
  • Brown Ochre
  • Burnt Ochre
  • Dark Naples Ochre
  • Earth Green Yellowish
  • Red-Violet
  • Indian Red
  • Light Red-Violet
  • Colorless blender (can skip this)
  • Warm Grey VI
  • Warm Grey IV
  • Warm Grey I
  • Deep Cobalt Green
  • White Posca in size 3M

Today this Basford comes to an end. I am happy we are done with it but I do admit there are things I’d do differently if I’d have to do it again. But overall I had fun and hope you did too!

End result:
mjp4end

Next I’ll have a book review for you that I’m REALLY excited about and then we’ll also do a new color along next week. So stay tuned for more fun times ahead!

All parts of this tutorial:
Day one – background
Day two – grass, loads of leaves
Day three – more leaves!
Day four – house, bird, snail

Color with me – Jungle House from the Magical Jungle, part three

Wait wait! More green you say? So shall it be! 😀 Continuing with the rest of the leaf-age and luckily we’ll be done with green by the end of this. At least to that extent.

Stuff used on day three:
Faber-Castell Polychromos (120 set)
Pencils listed in order of appearance. Feel free to use other pencils and/or replace some colorways entirely with something else you like

  • Chrome Oxide Green
  • Earth Green Yellowish
  • Dark Naples Ochre
  • Dark Indigo
  • Indian Red
  • Terracotta
  • Red-Violet
  • Ivory
  • Deep Cobalt Green
  • Permanent Green
  • Light Green
  • Chromium Green Opaque
  • May Green

What a load of green! So anyway, this filming a bit, kid waking up, continuing the next day gets my buzz a bit whacked up, I forget what I wanted to tell you. Sorry about the bad angle at places, I discover these things after post-processing and try to fix them a bit in the next video, it’s a slow process, getting to a near-perfect video.

End result of day three:
mjp3end

We’re getting there! Might even hazard a guess we’ll make it next time. I again have bits filmed already, expect a confused me tomorrow with the next video. Confused in the sense that I again have forgotten what I wanted to say. Anyway, this house is proving to be a lot of fun, I love it 🙂 I also know what the next project will be but shh, secret!

All parts of this tutorial:
Day one – background
Day two – grass, loads of leaves
Day three – more leaves!
Day four – house, bird, snail

Color with me – Jungle House from the Magical Jungle, part two

Time for fifty shades of green! We’ll now start with leafy things. There are a ton so it’ll be enough for several parts and then some.

Stuff used on day two:
Faber-Castell Polychromos (120 set)
Pencils listed in order of appearance. Feel free to use other pencils and/or replace some colorways entirely with something else you like

  • Chromium Green Opaque
  • May Green
  • Deep Cobalt Green
  • Dark Indigo
  • Chrome Oxide Green
  • Earth Green Yellowish
  • Dark Naples Ochre
  • Dark Sepia
  • Green Gold
  • Olive Green Yellowish
  • Terracotta
  • Ivory
  • Indian Red
  • Permanent Green
  • Light Green

So um.. leaves. And then more leaves. And I should probably zoom out a bit more next time.
Again, flipping the book as I go to make it easier for myself. And a bit harder for you to follow what I’m doing perhaps but hope not. My scanner is again too narrow for this image so I’m having to photograph it (man I really didn’t think this scanner size through), thus it’s a bit off but oh well.

End result of part two:
mjp2end

I already have bits of the next part filmed so hopefully I can finish filming tomorrow and you’ll see it soon. I don’t know if we’ll be done in the standard four parts, might take five. But we’ll see!

All parts of this tutorial:
Day one – background
Day two – grass, loads of leaves
Day three – more leaves!
Day four – house, bird, snail

Color with me – Jungle House from the Magical Jungle, part one

Something Basford, something jungle, something happy, something colored… Well here comes part one of our new color along! Yay! This time from the Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford. We’ll be using Faber-Castell Polychromos.
Don’t forget to tag your progress and results with #colorwithiris in Instagram so I can see, like and share your results!

Stuff used on day one:
Faber-Castell Polychromos (120 set)
Pencils listed in order of appearance. Feel free to use other pencils and/or replace some colorways entirely with something else you like

  • Chrome Oxide Green
  • Earth Green Yellowish
  • Dark Naples Ochre
  • Terracotta
  • Indian Red
  • Ivory

Today was all about the background. And for the curious, no, I didn’t stop there just to take my nail polish off 😀 This was shot over two days since my kid woke up in the middle of filming, which is lately her thing. Anyway background. You can easily work more layers onto this to get an even more intense look but I wanted it to look relatively subtle in the end because I want the house to be the focus in the end. We’ll see how that goes.
As you can see, I flipped the book around a bit here. This just makes it easier for me because my natural stroke is best in the up-down movement. Thus it’s easier to flip the page rather than try to do something that feels uncomfortable. Try out different angles to find what suits best for you.
The right side of the background is a bit messy for me since I can’t get the book to lie down completely flat and it’s pretty hard to have uniformity over a curved surface. If that happens to you too, don’t worry. Be gentle with your strokes and try flipping the book.
You can use a blender instead of the Ivory in the end to blend and burnish but Ivory does add a bit of coherence and oomph to it all so I’d recommend that.

End result of part one:
magicaljunglep1

Next we’ll start on the grassy-leafy bits, it will be up hopefully tomorrow.

All parts of this tutorial:
Day one – background
Day two – grass, loads of leaves
Day three – more leaves!
Day four – house, bird, snail

Pencil destash time!

Hey guys! I’m still alive and kicking. Sort of. Haven’t been coloring or doing anything like that, let me tell you, this tonsillectomy business.. Yeah. No. Just no. It’s day 8 and I’ve lost all hope of ever getting back to normal.
However! I’ve spent some time getting more and more annoyed with my cluttered pencil drawer, I can never find anything, it’s just too much! So destash time! Drop me an e-mail if you’re interested in any of these – iris.eenmae@gmail.com. PLUS! As a bonus, I’ll throw in a surprise coloring book 😉 Though now it’s not a surprise..

    • Derwent Coloursoft, set of 72, wooden box. Review HERE. 80€ (~86$). ON HOLD
    • Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor, tin of 72. Review HERE. 70€ (~75$)
    • Faber-Castell PITT pastel pencils, tin of 60. No review, never used, just didn’t find pastel pencils to be my cup of tea, tested a few. 70€ (~75$) ON HOLD

So yep, shoot me an e-mail if interested. I will only ship registered (worldwide) and shipping cost will be calculated depending on weight and your country. As common sense would have it, no exchanges 🙂 Not really interested in trades unless you want to offer me Caran D’Ache Supracolors or Museums.
If you want bigger versions of the pictures, again, drop me a line.

That’s it for today, folks but I’ll be trying my best to get a book review out for you tomorrow, it’s a real cute one this time!

Color with me – Scarab from Dagdrömmar, part three, finale

Sorry to have kept you waiting, guys! Here’s the final part. Inbetween this and the previous video, I went over it again with black Posca, did a third layer. It improved it immensely but still patchy as you can see. Anyway I didn’t want to subject you to watching a third layer so skipped filming that. But today is the final bit, yay!

Stuff used on day one:
Posca, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Tombow Mono Zero eraser, Prismacolor blender
Pencils listed in order of appearance. As always, Prisma equivalents in brackets. Feel free to use both or neither or a third brand or replace some colorways entirely with something else you like

  • Dark Sepia (Prismacolor equivalent Sepia)
  • Nougat (Prismacolor closest is Light Umber)
  • Light Yellow Ochre (Prisma Sand or Jasmine)
  • Cream (Prisma Cream)
  • Payne’s Grey (Prisma 70% Cool Grey)
  • Prismacolor colorless blender (you can replace with any brand or skip entirely)
  • Warm Grey VI (Prisma 70% Warm Grey)
  • Warm Grey III (Prisma 30% Warm Grey)
  • Dark Indigo (no great Prisma equivalent, try either 70% Cool Grey or Indigo Blue if more adventurous)
  • Deep Cobalt Green (try Prisma Cobalt Turquoise or Peacock Green, depending on whether you want a more green or blue hue)
  • Indian Red (closest is Prisma Henna)
  • Terracotta (Goldenrod would be sort of close)
  • May Green (Prisma Limepeel would be great)
  • Red-Violet (PC Black Cherry)
  • Tombow Mono Zero eraser (totally feel free to skip or replace with another eraser, you can just cut a sharp piece from a regular eraser and use it to the same effect, you don’t have to have this exact eraser)
  • Olive Green Yellowish (PC Moss Green)
  • Brown Ochre (closest Prisma is Beige Sienna, or so it seems)
  • Ivory (no equivalent sadly for Prisma, either do just Cream or White or do a very light layer of Seashell Pink or Eggshell and cover with white)
  • Posca black 3M (feel free to skip and leave a white background)
  • Posca white 3M (can replace with Signo Uniball white gel pen)
  • Posca gold 3M (can skip or replace with white dots)

Tips and tricks:

  • You can go a more traditional route of purple-blue-green with the scarabs if you wish. I didn’t want to go that way because I had already established a gentle warm color scheme, the cool bang of color wouldn’t have looked harmonious enough for my taste
  • Initially when I started this, I had a vision of a black background and the smaller circle would have had the striking emerald green of the scarabs. But.. well that didn’t work with the mellow gold scheme. Point here being, don’t be afraid to rethink things as you go, work with what happens, don’t force stuff
  • For a smooth gradient, I’m sure this does not have to be told but I’ll say it anyway, if working from darker to light, press harder in the beginning and start to ease up the pressure evenly as you move out. Same applies backwards if working from light to dark. Don’t be afraid of layering, do a second and third and hell, a fourth layer if necessary to build up the intensity you desire
  • And again, the most important tip of them all – just have fun!

End result:
dagp3

Yay, congratulations to us all who managed to finish this page! Next I have a book review coming and then we’ll do another color along, I’m thinking… maybe… The Magical City by Lizzie Mary Cullen… 🙂


All the parts of this tutorial:
Day one – black Posca background, start of the golden vines
Day two – finishing vines, leaves and flowers, adding a bit of white Posca
Day three – everything else, scarabs, gems, background

Color with me – Scarab from Dagdrömmar, part two

Okay so lets get cracking on making this look a bit better, shall we? Today we’ll finish with the vines, leaves and flowers. I am also going to change from labels to text on screen for pencils, this video still has both, next part will only have the text. Hopefully it’s not a distraction and doesn’t cover up anything important.

Stuff used on day one:
Posca, Faber-Castell Polychromos

  • Dark Sepia (Prismacolor equivalent Sepia)
  • Light Yellow Ochre (Prisma Sand or Jasmine)
  • Burnt Umber (no good replacement from PC but you can try with Sienna Brown)
  • Burnt Ochre (again, no good replacement but try Yellow Ochre)
  • Sanguine (again with the replacement issue, maybe try Pumpkin Orange)
  • Terracotta (same as above, Goldenrod would be sort of close)
  • Red-Violet (PC Black Cherry)
  • Olive Green Yellowish (PC Moss Green)
  • Posca white 3M

Tips and tricks:

  • I would actually suggest not doing the white dots just yet because they will make life harder for you in the future but I couldn’t resist, I wanted to see if I’m heading in the right direction
  • I would usually do the shadows in a cool blue-gray tone but here, brown will do for a start, I might go over it with a blue later but at the moment, this will do

End result of day two:
color

Day three will deal with the scarabs.


All the parts of this tutorial:
Day one – black Posca background, start of the golden vines
Day two – finishing vines, leaves and flowers, adding a bit of white Posca
Day three – everything else, scarabs, gems, background