Featuring colorist Ronda Francis

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

SCHPIRRER FARBEN Colored Pencils and DEA LENIHAN Coloring Book Giveaway

I'm excited to say that Schpirerr Farben has given me a 72 set of pencils for a giveaway!

These pencils are creamy and they sharpen and keep a wonderful point. I have drawn several images with them and they layer like crazy!

Just follow the directions in the link below and GOOD LUCK!

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

SCHPIRERR FARBEN Colored Pencil Review and Marble Drawing

This 72 set of colored pencils by Schpirerr Farben was a delightful surprise.

With a price point of approximately $27 for 72 pencils, I did not have high expectations. But I am happy to report that I was very wrong.

They come in a sturdy tin and are housed in three easily removable trays. They are oil based and the colors are identifiable by number. 

The pencils are the approximate diameter of Prismacolor pencils, and feel like a combo of of Prismas and Polychromos. I did a review of the pencils in the video below as I drew and colored an orange glass marble, and had to use many layers. There was no build up, and I love the way the image turned out.

I had no problem sharpening the pencils. They have the feel of a more expensive pencil.

I am looking forward to using these pencils again, and I hope you consider using them. You can purchase from the link on right >>>

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Coloring Supply Cart and Bygel Cups

If you are anything like me, your coloring supplies take up soooo much room.

Here is a wonderful solution. 

In this vid is a sturdy supply cart on wheels. They are available on Amazon and Target, along with the wonderful Bygel cups that can hook to the side of the cart...perfect combo!

The turquiose version of the cart and orange cups are listed in the right column >>
and the white cart from Target is here:  CLICK

The cups save me so much room! I was just thinking I needed a new cart, but because the cups hang on the outside of the cart, I don't need a new one. My husband is not thrilled that I can wheel this thing all over the house and make any room my studio...but I am~!

Hope these are helpful!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Coloring Mushrooms and Water Droplets

Aahhh!! The magic of coloring.

It is so fun too see all the wonderful work out there. It can also be frustrating when you don't know how to do one of the effects you see.

Here is a color-along video that includes a how-to color water droplets segment.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Fun Trick to Color Animal Fur and a Special Invitation

Hi to all my coloring friends!

I'd like to invite you to my brand new group, Dea Lenihan COLORING GALLERY. 

I am so grateful that many of you have colored my images, and now I have a place to show them off. You will also find giveaways, how tos, coloring tips, and videos.

                                    CLICK HERE to Join!

And here is a video with a fun way to color animal fur. Enjoy. xo