Today, I wanted to share one of my finished pages that I colored from Johanna Basford’s Christmas. I started working in adult coloring books when after my thyroid surgery because I was having difficulties in sleeping. Each night I spend some time coloring to help with the sleeping. It does take a while for me to finish a page though. 🙂
I have all of Johanna’s books and was feeling a little like Christmas, so I pulled out the Christmas one and found the poinsettia page to color.
I used several different colored pencil brands to see which ones I prefer to color with. I used Staedtler colored pencils that I found at Michaels, Dick Blick brand colored pencils, Prismacolor colored pencils and Caran D’ache Pablo colored pencils. I also used Staedtler fine tip pens and some Wink of Stella for some shimmer.
I wasn’t sure what colors I wanted to use so I just took the colors I like. Here I started using the Staedtler and Caran D’ache pencils. I have been learning blending and it is still a work in progress.
The violet poinsettia is colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. The ivy is colored with Dick Blick colored pencils.
I found that I didn’t really care for the Dick Blick colored pencils. They don’t seem to blend well which was a surprise to me because they are highly rated. My favorites in order are: Caran D’ache, Prismacolor then Staedtler.
Here are a few photos of the finished page.
I did add some black to the background. Kind of wish I didn’t though. I used the Staedtler Fine Liners around some of the images to make them stand out.
Well, that will do it for today. I hope you all have an awesome weekend!