Colouring has definitely become my number one passion at the moment. I have been colouring about a year and a half now and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. I have always kept my colouring books to myself and haven’t participated much in the colouring community. But I have decided to get more involved, share my work and communicate with others who share my passion. In my personal life, I often find myself quite isolated with a toddler. So this is another way for me to be more sociable.
Since colouring is such a big part of my life I decided to update this blog to make it more colouring fan friendly. I have made a few more pages and links dedicated to my colouring book collection, materials, finished pictures and colouring book reviews. I hope you guys find them easier to view and can give you inspiration for your own work. You can also find me on Instagram and Pinterest, where you can see what I’ve been working on.
Here is my entire collection so far. I’ve promised myself that I won’t be buying any more books until I have at least started all of them. To get a better look, check out the Colour section of my site menu.
Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
Magic Jungle by Johanna Basford
The Magical City by Lizzie Mary Cullen
Imagimorphia by Kerby Rosannes
Twilight Garden by Maria Trolle
Vivi söker en vän by Maria Trolle
Skymnings Timman by Maria Trolle
Daydreams (Dagdrommar) by Hanna Karlzon
Magical Dawn by Hanna Karlzon
Summer Nights by Hanna Karlzon
Coloriage Wild by Emmanuelle Colin
Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta
Kuwi’s Creative Colouring Book: For Big and Small People by Kat Merewether
Fantastic Cities by Steve McDonald
Once Upon a Time by Debra McFarlane
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Ever since I watched the Speed Colouring of The Magical City with Derwent Inktense pencils (Hyde Park), by Peta Hewitt, I was intrigued with Derwent Inktense Pencils. I was in awe of the way the dull pencil shades would activate into vibrant hues with the touch of a magical water pen. For a long time, I held back buying more pencils. However, when Peta brought out her step-by-step tutorial series in The Magical City using Derwent Inktense Pencils I knew I had to give it a try.
Recently I have been practising and experimenting with Inktense pencils and I now feel more confident using them. The colouring experience with these pencils are much different to normal colouring pencils. They can be activated using a water brush, water-based blending marker or paint brush with water. The water makes shades more intense and is easily blended and create gradients.
Derwent Inktense Pencils are similar to water colour pencils, except they are made permanent when dried. This makes layering more effective. They can be bought loose or in fixed packs of 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 72. I prefer to use the pencils with the Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush. However, I have also experimented with a Tombow Blending Marker, which is also very effective and better for paper that can’t handle water as well. Just note that the water can wrinkle the paper and the colour can bleed through if too much water is used. So always try your materials in the back of a colour book before painting with them. For a complete list of all the materials I used refer to the bottom of this post.
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