The best list ever of gold-combinations!

Queen Bee complete 🧡I’ve used lots of different pencils on this page.....Polychromos for the orange, Pablos for the turquoise, Derwent Artists for the frame and Derwent Drawing for the background!
Thank you to @elinwallgren83 for the background suggestion ❤️
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This gold is done by @jens_colouring, with Derwent Artist. 

The list of pencil-combinations here is a mix of the ones I´ve already written about (Gold, with colored pencils), and new ones, collected by my dear coloring friend @florabythesea  . She asked her followers on Instagram to share their favourite pencil-combinations for gold, and she got some great new combos to try out!

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@ansy_mel
– Prismacolor

Cream
Goldenrod
Sienna brown
Black
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@carinajoh64 

Cream
Dark naples ochre
Light yellow ochre
Brown ochre
Burnt sienna
Walnut brown

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@rekacolour
– Polychromos

Burnt sienna
Burnt ochre
Light yellow ochre

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@_hesper
– Prismacolor

Cream
Jasmine
Sand
Yellow ochre
Goldenrod
Burnt ochre
Chocolate
Add spanish orange for some shine!

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@colouringblunder
– Prismacolor

Sand
Artichoke
Green ochre

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@putsomecolortoit
– Polychromos

Dark naples ochre
Brown ochre
Burnt sienna

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Credit unknown
– Prismacolor

Sand
Yellow ochre
Brown ochre
Sienna brown

 

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Ann-Kathrin Stuhe

Cream
Canary yellow
Burnt ochre
Terra cotta

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Credit unknown:
– Prismacolor

Cream
Canary yellow
Golden rod
Bronze

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@luca_guidi_coloring
– Polychromos

Light yellow glaze
Green gold
Brown ochre
Raw umber
Walnut brown

– AND –

Cadmium yellow
Cadmium orange
Green gold
Olive green yellowish
Burnt ochre
Walnut brown
Black

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@luca_guidi_coloring
– Prismacolor

Deco yellow
Canary yellow
Yellow ochre
Golden rod
Artichoke
Sienna brown
Sepia

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@mjaurimakes
– Polychromos

Cadmium yellow (107)
Green gold (208)
Burnt ochre (187)
Burnt sienna (283)
Dark indigo (157)

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@jens_colouring
– Polychromos

Naples yellow (185)
Dark naples ochre (184)
Light yellow ochre (183)
Burnt sienna (283)

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@jens_colouring
– Derwent artist

Straw yellow (0500)
Gold (0300)
Gurnt sienna (6200)
Mahogany (6150)

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@groovity
– Polychromos

Dark naples ochre
Burnt sienna
Black

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@colorfulcluttereddesk
– Polychromos

Cream
Cadmium yellow
Sanguine
Black

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Credit unknown
– Polychromos

Cream
Naples yellow
Green gold
Bistre
Walnut brown

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Caroline @wik_coloring 
– Polychromos

Light Yellow ochre (183)
Burnt Ochre (187)
Walnut brown (179)
Black (199)

– AND –

Cadmium yellow (107)
Dark cadmium ochre (115)
Caput mortuum (169)
Black (199)

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@matildasysteryster
– Pablo + Polychromos

Golden ochre (Pablo)
Indian red (Pablo)
Raw umber (Polychromos)

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@ojkipopart
– Polychromos

Cadmium yellow
Orange glaze
Burnt Sienna
Black

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@colouranchchatwithsammie
– Polychromos

Naples yellow
Light yellow ochre
Brown ochre
Burnt ochre

Antique gold:
– Prismacolor

Canary Yellow (916)
Yellow Ochre (942)
Metallic Gold (950)
Cream (915)
Black (935)
Goldenrod (1034)

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Wendy Danko (Youtube)
– Polychromos

White
Olive green yellowish
Burnt sienna
Green gold

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Pam Proctor (Youtube)
– Polychromos

White
Cadmium yellow
burnt ochre
Raw umber
Walnut brown

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@jazz_funk
– Polychromos

Yellow gold:
Cadmium yellow
Dark naples ochre
Burnt ochre
Raw umber
Walnut brown (och dark umber)

Antique gold:
177 walnut brown
180 raw umber
184 dark naples ochre
101 white

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@alwayscoloring
– Polychromos

Muted gold:
Cream
Ligth yellow ochre
Raw umber
Van Dyck-Brown

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Colouring Frances (Youtube)
– Polychromos

Light yellow glaze
Light cadmium yellow
Naples yellow
Dark naples ochre
Raw umber
Walnut brown

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@coloringmaja
– Holbein

Naples yellow
Yellow ochre
Brown ochre
Burnt Sienna

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Color my world (Youtube)
– Prismacolor

Canary yellow
Golden rod
Light umber
Metallic gold
Indigo blue
White

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Leasha Loves (Youtube)
– Prismacolor

White
Black
Lemon yellow
Sand
Yellow ochgre
Light umber

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Colour with Claire
– Prismacolor

Dark Umber
Burnt ochre
Goldenrod
Yellow ochre
Lemon yellow

– Polychromos

Walnut brown
Burnt ochre
Yellow ochre
Dark naples ochre
Naples yellow
Light cadmium yellow

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Colouring Frances (Youtube)
– Prismacolor

Dark brown
Yellow ochre
Canary yellow
Deco yellow
Light umber

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Art@Fadil (Youtube)
– Prismacolor + Polychromos

Sand (Prismacolor)
Golden rod (Prismacolor)
Light umber (Prismacolor)
Indigo blue (Prismacolor)
Raw umber (Prismacolor)
Black (Polychromos)

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Colouring Frances (Youtube)
– Luminance

Bismuth yellow
Golden bismuth yellow
Yellow ochre
Green ochre
Olive brown

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Vitruvian art (Youtube)
– Polychromos

Cream
Dark naples ochre
Burnt ochre
Burnt sienna

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@passionistacolorista
– Pablo

Canary yellow
Golden ochre
Brown ochre
Umber

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Malin Holmberg
– Prismacolor

Cold gold:
Cream
Deco yellow
Sunburst yellow
Bronze
Green ochre

Warm gold:
Eggshell
Jasmine
Yellow ochre
70% French grey
90% French grey

(I interviewed Malin about how she colors gold in my swedish podcast:
https://malarbokspodden.podbean.com/e/21-mala-guld/)

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Valentines- and cat-freebies!

I know that Pinterest is filled with beautiful pictures, and lineart, but you can’t always be sure the illustrator actually want the picture to be out there, for free.

Luckily, a lot of illustrators are very generous with offering freebies from time to time. Mostly you will find their freebies on their webpages or on Instagram or on their pages on Facebook.

I have seen that a lot of illustrators have done special pictures for Valentine’s day right now! Most of them are for sale, but some are free, and in this post I will tell you about the freebies I know about at the moment!

And because I’m hosting a cat color along on Instagram in February (#cozycatalong) I will also show you some cat-freebies I’ve found, that you can use, if you want to join my color along, but don’t find any cat in your books.

Maybe you have seen this picture before? It’s a freebie from Masja van den Berg, that also is a color along on Instagram, so I have seen so many beautiful versions already! My printer is not working at the moment, so I just admire these pictures from a distance right now, but if you have a printer that actually work, you can find the freebie on Masja’s webpage:

https://masjavandenberg.nl/color-along/

This is a Valentines- (and cat!) freebie from Jen Katz (@katzundtatz), that you can find a link to on her Instagram-page.

This heart, made by Johanna Basford, for Enchanted forest, is still available as freebie on her webpage!

This one you can find on Mariola Budek’s Facebookpage, just scroll down a bit! (It was when I tried to print this cutie, my printer gave up 😢)

This is a New freebie from the illustrator of the new coloring book Mysteria; Anastasia Elly Koldareva. You can find this, and her other freebies, on her webpage.

The illustrator Edwina Mc Namee is generous with freebies, for example this one. You will find them all on her Facebookpage.

Another very generous illustrator is Konstantinos Liaramantzas, who has a lot of freebies on his Facebook-page, more than one with cats!

And today I saw this on Instagram! It’s a page drawn by Bianca State (@crayoniverse) , and offered as a freebie! You can find it here.

And last, a freebie from the illustrator Mardel Rubio, that you can find on his Facebook-page. If you want to color this picture now in February, you actually can join a color along on Instagram, hosted by Andreia Dionisio (@and_dionisio)

And remember to always give cred to the illustrator when you are uploading your WIP:s and finished pictures on Instagram and Facebook!

And if you wonder how to do to join an Instagram color along, I have done a tuturial on youtube:

Happy coloring!

Isabell

Ness Butler’s amazing christmas coloring!

Every day I see extraordinary pictures, colored of you amazing colorista artists! One of those pictures is this, colored by Ness Butler (@forestlovecolouring) When I saw it, in Johanna Basford Your Pages group I was speechless! So I asked Ness how on earth she has made it! And she kindly sent me these pictures, so we can see the process, to share with you all! Merry christmas!

My christmas calender and links to free christmas-pictures!

This time of year, we are a lot of people who likes to color pictures with a christmas-feeling in. I have not started my christmas-pictures yet, but at least I´m coloring some pages with winter-theme, in Botanicum, by Maria Trolle.

After that I have plans to color in my new winter-book by Molly Harrison, in Johanna’s christmas by Johanna Basford, and in Seasons coloring book by Hanna Karlzon.

And of course, I will color on this christmas calender, from Rita Berman’s ”Mein spaziergang durch Die jahrezeite” (originaly it’s in her ”Mein winter spaziergang”)

I am doing this as a color along on youtube, where I pick a note from a tin, Every day until christmas (24 days), and Some of my followers helped me to come up with creative challenges, that I wrote on the notes, and put in this tin.

The first challenge (day 1) was to color the picture with skin Tones. The second challenge (today) was to color the picture with just brown and white.

If you want to join, you can do it with whatever picture you want, from Any coloring book, if you can find a picture with 24 different parts/details.

Here is my youtubechannel, where I do a video/stream Every day, where I pick tjat days challenge. I will also do a post in my Instagram stories. And if you join, and post pictures on Instagram, you can use the hashtag #24christmaschallenge

NOW TO THE FREEBIES!

I have so many Wonderful pictures in my books, but there are also so many wonderful Seasonal freebies right Now, from great illustrators.

On Hanna Karlzon’s Facebook-page you can download this beauty:

Rita Berman has made three beautiful christmas-pages, for free download:

Krystyna, @ojkipopart, has made this georgeous christmas-girl. It is in her F-group, but you can read about it on Instagram:

Laura Rafferty is giving away two pictures in her FB-group, and having a color along with the pictures. More info on her Instagram-page:

This cute christmas calender, can be found on Instagram , at @hattifant’s page (scroll down quite far):

This cute gingerbread house is also a freebie, made by @foxdesignden

Edwina Mc Namee, has four christmas downloads:

And this is coloring pages, with text and bible verses, is made by Dena Douglas Hobbs and Jennifer Tucker:

Happy coloring!

Hugs Isabell

Gold, with colored pencils

I know we are a lot of people that thinks it´s difficult to color gold, with colored pencils. I am NOT any expert at coloring gold, but there are others that have found great pencil-combinations for creating that feeling of shiny gold, and in this post I´m going to share these combinations with you.

Recently I talked to Caroline (@wik_coloring) on Instagram, for my coloring book podcast, Passionistacolorista, and she is really good at coloring gold. She has two different combinations, both with Polychromos, and I asked her if I could share them with you, here on my blog, and she said yes.

(And here you can listen to the episode: ”Hanna Karlzon, Polychromos and gold”)

This beetle, from Hanna Karlzon´s Summernight, Caroline made with her lighter gold-combination:
183 Light yellow ochre, 187 Burnt Ochre, 177 Walnut Brown and 199 Black

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And on this coloring, from Hanna Karlzon´s Magical dawn, she used her darker gold combination:
107 Cadmium Yellow, 115 Dark Cadmium Orange, 169 Caput Mortuum and 199 black

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I also found some other person´s gold-combinations, that we can use for inspiration and help:

GOLD WITH POLYCHROMOS:

Cadmium yellow
Orange glaze
Burnt Siena
Black

The video: @ojkipopart Colouring


Naples yellow
Light Yellow Ochra
Brown Ochre
Burnt Ochre
Blenda med den vita pennan.

The video: Colour and chat with Sammie


White
Olive green yellowish
Burnt siena
Green gold

The video: Wendy Danko


White
Cadmium yellow
Burnt ochre
Raw umber
Walnut brown

The video: Pam Proctor


Dark Naples ochre
Burnt ochre
Raw umber
Walnut Brown (or Dark umber)
Cadmium yellow

The video: Jazz_Funk


Van Dyck-brown
Raw umber
Light yellow ochre
Cream

The video: Alwayscoloring


Walnut brown
Raw umber
Dark Naples ochre
Naples yellow
Light cadmium yellow
Light yellow glaze

Se filmen: Coloring Frances


GOLD WITH PRISMACOLOR:

Cold gold:
Cream
Deco yellow
Sunburst yellow
Bronze
Green ochre

Warm gold:
Eggshell
Jasmine
Yellow ochre
70% french grey
90% french grey

These two combinations are made by Malin Holmberg, a coloring friend in Sweden, who talked about coloring gold in my Swedish coloring book podcast, Målarbokspodden, last year.


Canary yellow
Golden rod
Light umber
Metallic gold
Indigo blue
White

The video: Color my World


White
Black
Lemon yellow
Sand
Yellow ochre
Light umber

The video: Leasha loves


Dark Brown (eller Espresso)
Yellow ochre
Canary yellow
Deco yellow
Light umber

The video: Coloring Frances


GOLD WITH A COMBINATION OF PRISMACOLOR AND POLYCHROMOS:

Sand (Prisma)
Golden rod (Prisma)
Light umber (Prisma)
Indigo blue (Prisma)
Raw umber (Poly)
Black (Poly)

The video: Art@Fadil


GOLD WITH LUMINANCE:

Olive brown
Green ochre
Yellow ochre
Golden bismuth yellow
Bismuth yellow

The video: Coloring Frances


GOLD WITH PABLO:

Canary yellow
Golden ochre
Brown ochre
Umber

(My own combo)

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GOLD WITH POLYCHROMOS AND PABLO:

My coloring friend, Matilda Furness, (@matildasysteryster on Instagram), shared this great color-combo with me, that she used on this amazing valkyrie in Serene coloring book, by Nicholas Filbert.

Golden ochre (Pablo)

Indian red (Pablo)
Raw umber (Polychromos)

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GOLD WITH HOLBEIN:

Naples yellow
Yellow ochre
Tan
Burnt Umber

(I have borrowed this combination of my coloring friend Maja (@coloringmaja on Instagram)

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Free Halloween coloring pages

I´m no big Halloween-fan, because this holiday is quite new in Sweden. I like the Swedish Allhelgona (All Saints’ Day), more, where we go to the cemetery and light candles for loved ones, that´s no longer with us.

Still, I think it´s fun to color some Halloween-pictures, and I know this is a HUGE thing in the US.

There are some Halloween-coloringbooks out there, and you can find pictures in a lot of books. As you might have seen I recently colored this witch in Seasons coloring book, by Hanna Karlzon:

But if you don´t want to buy a whole book, and cannot find any picture in your books, I found some free Halloween-downloads, you can print and color in!

Last year, Johanna Basford, made a Halloween-picture, because a cute kid asked her to. It´s still on her blog, ready to print out:

Inky Ivy Halloween-picture

The illustrator of ”Greek coloring book” and ”Cats and dogs”, Konstantionos Liaramantzas, has some free pictures on his Facebook-page, and at least two of them have Halloween-themes:

https://www.facebook.com/Konstantinos.Liaramantzas/

The illustrator Jen Katz, has also a free download right now, for Halloween:

@katzundtatz

Have a happy coloring-weekend!

Black posca versus black acrylic paint

I think a lot of my coloring friends have heard me say this: ”You can always cover it with black Posca!”. It has been my back-up-plan for experimental backgrounds for a long time.

But actually I don´t think it´s that easy to do black backgrounds with Poscapen. I know this is how a lot of people, in the coloring community, makes black backgrounds, but there is a lot of other ways too (as you can read more about on my Instagram, here: Black backgrounds in coloring books ).

Lately I´ve started to do my black backgrounds with a mix of Poscapen and acrylic paint, and I think the result, for me, is better than before, but not perfect.

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This weekend I´ve made three black backgrounds in Seasons coloring book, with this method.

First I´ve used a small, black, Poscapen, around the picture, and all small details, like this:

Then I´ve used acrylic paint (matt), and a acrylic paint brush, to cover the rest of the background, like this:

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My coloring friend, Pernilla, says that she only needs one layer of acrylic paint, for her backgrounds, but I needed to do two layers, before it covered enough.

GOOD THINGS ABOUT:

Acrylic paint:
– A much more fast way to do black backgrounds, than with Posca.
– Cheaper than Poscapens (you can not use the same pen for a lot of big backgrounds before it runs out).
– Makes a more even background, than poscapens.
– Don´t bleed through.

Poscapens:
– A easy way to add black close to the picture, without getting black on the wrong side of the lines.
– Because it´s acrylic paint, in the pens, it covers really well, and you get a really black, matt, background.
– Don´t bleed through.
– The pens can be more easy to handle, than a brush.
– You vill just need one layer, for good coverage. (You can do two layers, but it´s not super-easy, and the surface looks a bit different than with just one layer).

BAD THINGS ABOUT:

Acrylic paint:
– It is difficult to use it around the picture, and small details. I guess you can do it, if you have a steady hand, and a small brush, but I cannot do it.
– It needs two layers before it covers enough (at least the acrylic paint I bought).
– It can be a bit messy, and my paint went over the edges, to the other side, and the other spread, like this:

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Poscapens:
– It can be difficult to get a perfect amount of colour coming from the pens: You need to shake them often (with the cap on), and press the tip on a paper, until you get perfect flow. And you need to repeat this, often!
– Because of this, the backgrounds easily don´t get as even as you want to, like this:

– You will need different sizes of the pens, one smaller, to use close to the picture, and around small details, and a bigger, for better coverage on big areas, which costs a bit of money.
– The tip can be a bit strange after a while, it´s like it has been worn out, and can drop some fluff into the picture. You can still use the pen, and you can just take the fluff away with your finger, but it doesn´t glide over the paper as good as before this happened.

So right now I´m mixing these two; the pens and the acrylic paint. But as I already said: It´s not perfect either. The posca and the acrylig paint doesn´t look exactly the same on the paper, so you can see where the posca ends, and the acrylic paint begins. At least my acrylic paint, is not exactly the same black as the Posca.

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What do you use for black backgrounds?