Tutorials

Note: all video tutorials and flip throughs can be found on the Color with Iris Youtube channel.
NB! Please tag your images done using these with #colorwithiris in Instagram so I can see, like and share them!

My tutorials are geared towards you not worrying too much and having fun, it’s all about building confidence with pencils and paper with no stress. So lets have fun together!


Tutorial for pastel backgrounds (text)
How to choose open stock colored pencils from scratch (text)

Free from Sommarnatt by Hanna Karlzon:
Prismacolor Premier, Sennelier pastels, Posca
Note: old camera! The labels are hard to read here, do use the highest quality possible and view in full screen 
Day one – skin
Day two – tattoo, headpiece
Day three – flowers, beads
Day four – lips, eye, hair, bird, pastel background, done
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Toucan from Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford:
Derwent Inktense
Note: old camera! The labels are hard to read for the first parts, do use the highest quality possible and view in full screen
Day one – leaves
Day two – more leaves, some flowers
Day three – orchids, part of the toucan
Day four – finishing the toucan, background, done
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Floral from Sommarnatt by Hanna Karlzon:
Prismacolor Premier
Day one – flowers and leaves
Day two – skin and eyes
Day three – hair
Day four – background, finishing touches
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Star Queen from Magisk Gryning by Hanna Karlzon:
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Day one – skin
Day two – leaves, start of jewelry
Day three – jewelry, flowers
Day four – background, hair, eyes, lips, finishing touches
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Poppies from Painterly Days: The Flower Watercoloring book by Kristy Rice
Derwent Inktense
Day one – everything in one go, this was a quick exercise to get help you started with Inktense pencils
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Rose from Inklings 2 by Tanya Bond 
Prismacolor Premier
Day one – skin, green bits
Day two – hair, petals
Day three – eyes, dress, background
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Clock from Romantic Country: The Second Tale by Eriy
Derwent Inktense
Day one – metal parts of the clock, starting the glass
Day two – glass, brick
Day three – children, duck and buckets, finishing touches
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Scarab from Dagdrömmar by Hanna Karlzon
Faber-Castell Polychromos, Posca
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
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Castle on the Hill from The Magical City by Lizzie Mary Cullen
Prismacolor Premier
Day one – sun, clouds, sky
Day two – tree, castle
Day three – grass, bridge
Day four – flowers, river
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Jungle House from the Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Day one – background
Day two – grass, loads of leaves
Day three – more leaves!
Day four – house, bird, snail
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Dryad from Ticket to Dreams by Karolina Kubikowska
Derwent Inktense
Day one – background, tree and leafy bits
Day two – skin, hair, flowers, finishing touches
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