POLYCHROMOS TUTORIAL | Part 1 of 2 | Clockwork Dragonling Jasmine Becket-Griffith


hi guys thanks for joining me for the
next tutorial I’m going to be coloring a coloring page from Jasmine’s book again
I’m really excited about this one so this is from Jasmine Beckett Griffiths
book a fantasy art adventure so this is part one
I am coloring in Jasmine’s page clockwork dragon link I’ve just got my
tools here for using pencil my eraser and my duster things like that I’ve also
got my color list here as well so we’re going to start off with skin I
thought that we would separate the video a little bit so that you could find the
sections easier on YouTube so I’ve just split it up and put a little I guess a
title page between each section for you and I’ll do the same in part two so
we’re gonna start with this skin now I’m doing this theme purples and pinks
so this first color is already popped up on the screen there for you it was 194
and it’s a red violet and I’m just going around all the shadow areas with this
one so anywhere where the hair seeing on the skin or the shadow might be on the
face from the light being on the opposite side and things like that so
I’ll just pop those areas in now okay so I’m really doing this very very
lightly for the skin so I’m gonna start off doing it lightly first and then I’m
going to come back in when I’m happy with that and just go over it with a
heavy hand so with pencil it’s good because you can just sort of go in with
a light layer first and then if you decide that you don’t like it you can
then bring in other colors over the top of that so at the moment I’m doing just
a light layer of this dark color and I’m filling in all the parts of the skin as
I said that would be shadowed so I’m putting in some nose creases under the
mouth and under under the new layer and also on the Chiefs I’m going to put in
some shadow depth there where I want her cheeks to be puffier so I’m doing that
now so this is very very light again and I’m
just doing some fingers and things like that there as well so I’m hopping in now
with 189 which is cinnamon and I’m gonna go over the top of what I’ve already
done and then I’m gonna bring it out a little bit further so still with a very
very light pressure I’m just filling out the shadow areas just bringing that
color over the top of the 194 and I’m just bringing that cinnamon color over
the top and add a little bit further so we’re extending that area now but making
sure that we do go over the top of the other color as well so it’s it blends
nice and smoothly so now I’m bringing in 1:31 which is
medium flesh so this is a little bit lighter again and I’m just going to come
over the top of both of the first colors and just bring this out a little bit
further so I’m layering this on nothing lightly so that you can see the shadow
areas that I’m creating right now so just first of all the very light layer
and now I’m going over both the other two colors and I’m just bringing it a
little further out so I’m creating the effect of dark to light by using doing
it on top of the previous colors and coming out a little bit further so also making sure I do the fingers and
shadows and creases in the fingers there as well now I’m going to come him with the light
at her color it is 132 its light flesh so this is a lot of skin tone color and
I’m just going to go from the shadow area all the way out to the highlight
area so I’m going to cover the whole most of the face using this now so just
filling in all of the wider areas and going over the top of all of those dark
colors I actually get really sore hands from coloring so I actually haven’t done
this for the rest of the skin I have only done this first layer with the face
just to show you how to do that all of the other features of the picture I have
done just one layer and I’ve started it with the darker on a firm hand and then
I’ve as I’ve come out further towards the highlight area of lighten that color
up a little bit so this is really the the only part that I’m actually going to
do two layers on so now I’m going to bring in a yellow
tone so I’m bringing in 103 which is ivory you could also use cream for this as well
and depending on what kind of look that you’re after so just used the ivory and
I’m just going over the remainder of the highlight areas there and spreading this
out over all of the colors again so I go over the darker colors as well with this
just to sort of layer that on and then I’m just blending it all the way out to
the highlight area still with that really soft touch and then in the next
layer I will go in a bit firmer and I’ll show you how that works okay so I’m going to bring in the dark
color again so 194 red violet and I am just going to do the second layout so
this layout I am going to do a little bit firmer there was a couple of bits
out I’ve just filled them out a little bit further but now going to go over
them quite dark so I’m going to use firm pressure right on the edge part there
and then just bringing it a little bit further out but getting lifting the
pencil a little bit so it’s not quite as dark as I come out so really dark on the
edge and then I lift the pressure up and I do really light out on into the
highlight so starting really really dark and hard pressure here and then I sort
of go over the top of that and just do it a little bit lighter so that the next
color will blend into that nicely and I’m not going to have a line where the
colors are blended together so fairly dark here zoomed in a bit so you can see
the line where it’s quite dark and then what I do is I lift the pressure off and
I just bring that out a little bit further so that there’s actually no real
defined line so the next color when I bring it in will go nicely over the top
of the color that I’ve done lightly and that’s where I’ll put firm pressure with
the next color and then I’ll lighten the next color up in the middle part again
so that the next color then can go on the top of that is how I’m building out
the color but giving it a nice transition while building it up okay so I’m just gonna zoom me a little
bit to do the next color so next color was cinnamon so I’ve got 189 cinnamon
there and I’m just going to show you how I go over the top of the next level and
bring it out so you can’t see a line so I’m actually going to put firm pressure
from the edge and bring it out over the top of the other color so where I put
light pressure on the other color will be quite firm with this color still and
then I’m just bringing the next color out softening that up so lifting my
pencil up a little bit as I come further out towards the highlighted part to give
it a softer pressure but trying to sort of blend that in so there’s actually no
line between the two colors so firm in the darker areas and then coming out and
lifting my pencil up a little bit and bringing that further out so I’m getting
that smooth transition between the two colors and I’m not just getting a line
directly on top of each other with each different color so they’re nicely
blended so it is really the same technique that
you would do with markers as well because with markers we go over the top
of the darker color and we bring the next color up into the highlight further
so when I say that it’s the same technique with pencils it really is the
same technique so you’re just going in with firmer pressure though obviously
with markers you don’t put firm pressure on but you are with this pencil creating
the same look so you’re getting lighter out further in the shadow in the
highlight area and then your dark in the shadow areas so now I’m gonna come in with the next
color which is medium flesh so 131 medium flesh and I’m just gonna go over
the top again so we’re going over the shadow areas and bringing this color
further out so we’re creating that beautiful blended shadow it looks
natural it doesn’t look like there’s one color right next to the other color and
not blend it it’s nice and smooth and we just keep putting it out
over and out towards that lighter color now we are also gonna use white over the top
of the entire area which will give it a smoother blend again it does wash out
the color a little bit so you can then go over it again but that’s how we get
it to look nice and smooth you really see that her cheek is really popping out
there now so there’s a real indentation where a cheek is creasing or her mouth
is coming in to the cheek there so I’ve got light flesh which is 132 and I’m
just going to go over the top of that again and bring it further out into the
highlight area so nice firm pressure going over the top of the previous
colors and coming out a little bit further gonna come back in with the medium flesh
and just do the arms as well just coming in a little bit closer here again and
you can see the transition between the colors now so just blending over the top
of the previous one and then just further out into the highlight area so
you can really see there’s a shadow and the that shadow moves upper arm as the
light reflects off it I did just go back into the face with a
little bit of that medium flesh I’m just going back over that with the light
flesh again there and then I’ll go and do this on her arms and Nick as well so I brought it all the way into the
highlight area and I’ve done it really lightly over that whole whole highlight
area and then I will go over that with ivory again in a sec you’re just doing
that light flash on the neck and the arms and hands now and as I said I will
just extend that now right out to the highlight but I’ll do it really lightly
over that remaining highlight area so I’m doing it dark over everything else
dark and hard pressure and then as I come out to the highlight I’m loosening
off that pressure and just lightly going over the whole lot so now I’ve got the 103 which is ivory
and I’m gonna go over the entire shadow area and do this all over through to the
highlight area so I will do the highlight area here just bringing over
the entire face and neck so firm pressure all over now so what
that means is that I’m flattening the tooth out on the page and just filling in the rest of that
color so now I’m bringing in my white pencil
I’m using a luminance pencil here but it is quite small and my hand does get too
sore from holding it so do change it over to a prismacolor halfway through
the coloring so don’t get confused between the two whites they’re still
very very similar the luminance one is a little bit softer and I think it is it
does cover a bit more white than what the prismacolor does but the focus is
good so I’m going to use prismacolor white a little bit further on and at the
moment I’m using the luminance one so all I’m doing is I’m using circular
motions and I’m spreading white all over the highlight areas and I’m bringing it
out over at the top of all the dark areas so I do start from the highlight
this time and move out so that the pencil doesn’t drag any of the darker
colors back into that light so we’re going to do the hat and the
goggles now now I’m going to do them gray and so I’m going to use the cool
cool Grey’s to do this so the first gray I have is the darkest one which is two
three five cold grey six so I’m just doing the heart sorry the shadow areas
of the top of the Hat here so I’m not going to do two layers this time I’m
just going to go over with one layer so I’m doing it really heavy right near the
line and then I’m just bringing that out and lifting up the pressure as I come
further up away from that line okay so I’ve got two three four cold
gray five and I’m just gonna go further out into the highlight area so I’m going
to go over the darker area right where the line was with firm pressure still
keeping that firm pressure until I come a little bit further out boards that
lighter area so I’ll get release that pressure as I come up further out into
the lightest area so firm here and then light out further so the next one I’ve
got is cold grey four and we’re just going to do the same thing so we’ll do
on the shadow areas and bring it out further you can see that quite clearly
there that the color it’s it is firm pressure for neither darker area and
then as I come up it is lighter so I’ve got two three two which is cold gray
three doing the same thing and then we’ve got cold gray – which is
number 231 and then finally we’ve got out to 300 which is cold gray one and
this is the final color so I’ll just go up I’ve left a tiny little bit of white
at the top there and I’m going to blend with white now and I’m going to start
from the white part and bring it back towards the dark area so you can see now
that’s created the look of a shine on the top there we’re going to do exactly
the same thing now all over the Hat so I won’t speak through that I have got the
colors listed up on the screen I’m just coming back over this now with the
darkest shadow color just to make sure that that depth is still there just starting on the other side now you can really start to see now with
those little highlight areas that you have got a shiny look on it could be
metal or it could be leather whatever it is is that shiny look now on there so
it’s really easy sort of to create that look without too much effort so we’ve almost finished that now I have
left the glas blank at this stage because I’m going to come back in with
some colors to reflect up the sky and things later on I’m so I’ll leave that
to last but your helmet or hat goggles whatever it is is now finished just
going to go over it now with some white just to bring out those highlight areas
a bit more you might want to come back in with the darker pencil again and just
darken up the shadows just to give it a bit more of a pop too so I’ve got that
one there which was the the darkest cold gray so did touch just touching up around the
edges of the goggles making them a little bit darker there these are like
the last finishing finishing touches just to bring it out a little bit more so just missed the side two areas now
which overhang the wings it looks like a little bit like armor over the top there
so I’m going to do them the same color as the goggles there so I’ve just
started with the darker color and I’m moving my way up to the lightest one
again and then I’m going to cover that with white again too so just remember
with the white parts at the end I’m going to go over a lot of that with some
white gel pen just to make sure that they do look like they are shiny so if
you haven’t quite got the look or the white didn’t quite bring it out and you
can use that white gel pen over the top to do that later on so now we’re going to color the dress
we’re starting with one-for-one Delft blue and I’m going to go in and do all
around the outline of the dress all the piping of the dress there and putting in
any shadow areas that need to be there as well so I’ll do that first I’m also going to do the boots in this
color as well so just the same as before I’m doing firm pressure around the edge
of that shadow area and then just as I come further out towards the highlighted
area I’m just releasing the pressure on the pen and just doing it lightly I just realized that I’ve missed a
little bit of skin there so I’m just going to run through and finish that
little bit off there so now I’m coming in with my next color
which is 137 blue violet I’m just going to go over the top of this shadow areas
and the dark areas of the dress now with this and just firm pressure closer to
the darker area and then releasing that pressure out towards that highlight area so now I’m bringing in the next color
which is 249 and that’s move so coming more into the purple areas now so doing
exactly the same thing firm pressure towards the edges and then just coming a
little bit further out towards a highlight now I’m bringing in some purple violet
so that’s 136 purple violet and I’m just doing exactly the same thing so blending
it out towards the highlight area I still wanted to give it a shiny look
like the Hat so that it still looks like leather or metal but I’ll come back in
with another lighter purple and then we’ll do some white as well so we’ve just got violet next one three
eight and I’m just going to bring that further out into those highlighted areas I’m just going to bring it lightly over
the full highlight as well because I’m going to do wine X so I will be blending
this out towards the dark area then so now I’m coming back in with white
go from the highlight area out towards those darker areas and cover up the
entire area with the why I’m just coming back in with the maroof
this is 2 for 9 and I’m just doing some of those shadow areas again there and I
missed a little bit underneath on top of one of the boots there so I’ll just fix
that up and also the little patches on the sides there I think they’re clips or
something on the side of the boots there so I’m going to do that as well now we’re going to start with the water
so I’m going to use similar colors in the water as I have with the dress so
first of all we’ve got the Delft blue one for one and I’m just going around
the shadow areas with this and I’m kind of lining this in along with the water
so once I popped it around here this around this side I do just put lines in
the water across from the shadow area and I just do them randomly all the way
up to the horizon so now I’m coming in with mo 2 4 9 and
I’m just repeating the same steps but I’m just doing random little lines
around on that water because I’m going to bring in other colors in between
those lines so I’ll do it dark around the hills and where the shadows would be
over the top of it and then I’ll just do random lines around you so I’ve just brought in middle purple
pink and I’m just doing the same just random lines around different areas in
the water and leaving some light spots there for the yellow because the Sun
will be reflecting off the water you you I’ve now got some light purple pink and
I’m going in and doing the same thing and then I’ve got some light magenta and
I’m gonna do the same thing so getting it a little bit of a rainbow effect so
I’ve got some 1:21 which is powdered rhenium lake and I’m just gonna put some
orange tones into the water now areas where I’m going to put the yellow so
this will kind of go pink with the yellow you now I’m going to bring in some light
chrome yellow which is about a six and I’m just going to do some yellow
randomly throughout the water as well and I’m going to do it close to those
highlighted areas that I’ve left so there’s a little bit of shine from the
Sun so now I’m going to blend that entire
water out with white so I’m just going to blend it out you could use circular
motions or lines just sort of smudging it in so that it all blends in together
but still keeping it some you can still see that it’s kept its color Lots so
that it hasn’t actually smudged the color in and made a yucky brown or
anything like that just blending that out just so they don’t look like pencil
marks but more water ripples you now we’ve done that we are moving to the
wings so we’re going to start with our 125 middle purple pink and I’m gonna go
in and line all of the highlight areas so anywhere that there would be shadow
first so underneath underneath each of the wings would be darker so I’m popping
all that in now you so now what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna
add some small feathery strokes to each of those wings or each of those feathers
so just like little lines coming from the shadow area just straight down to
fairly light on the pencil look I’m not pushing very hard just doing some like
feathering down and also do a few up as well you now I’m going to bring in some light
purple pink and I’m going to do exactly the same thing I’m just going to do
little tiny lines on from the shadow area out and I’m just going over the top
of those shadow areas as well and just sort of blending them out a bit more you as I’m doing more and more of those
lines you can see those wings really starting to build up so I’m using that
power geranium Lake again and I’m just doing exactly the same thing so these
are just light strokes out so giving that feather look and just building in a
little bit more color as we go you so we’ve got some 120 ultramarine and
we’re just gonna put some of this through now because we have purples in
the water we’re gonna have some blues in the dragon as well I wanted to put a
little bit into the wings too so just some little light strokes or lines
through the wings there just to give that a little bit of blue look so I’m
doing some from the bottom and some from the top of the winter feathers there as
well and just spreading them all over you so just to tie it all in together now
I’m going to put some of that 1:06 like chrome yellow I’m just going to flick a
little bit of this through the highlights of the wings just to show the
yellow from the Sun in there as well you I’m gonna bring in some of that wine but
I’m not actually going to do it like I have the other times that I’ve used the
white I am just going to do this in strokes because I don’t want to blend it
all in together and I wanted to keep it looking like little strands I’ve just
done strokes on it to keep that look so that they don’t blend in together or
smudge in together so I’m just doing little lines over the top and just doing
a little bit extra on the highlighted parts of the feather you okay I’m gonna come back in and do the
shadows in a little bit I’m going to do the lips first so we’re going to start
with that middle purple pink and I’m just going to color underneath the
middle line there in the middle of the top lip and on the edges of both sides
at the bottom on top lid lip I’m going to bring that out with the light purple
pink I’m going to leave a little gap for the white so now bringing in the white and I’m
just going to do those highlighted areas and over the top of the color of the
lips as well so it’s really giving it a shiny effect and I’ll go back in with
those colors again and just darken it up a little bit more you so now we’re going to come in with the
stockings so it comes up pretty quick but I Emily using the 120 which is
ultramarine now I start that I’m just going to use a grey lead pencil I’m just
going to mark out the shadow areas of the leg there so I don’t go too far in
with them so I’m using that 120 ultramarine and I’m just doing all of
the shadow areas so where the leg is curving over or where a part of the leg
might be crossed over there would be a shadow there as well and where the dress
is sitting there so just putting all those areas in first and they’re going
to bring or lighten up this color all over the highlight area so I’m going to
come back in with white to make it the highlight but yeah I’m just going to
cover it in with that blue just with light pressure first though so I’ve done
hard pressure on the edges and then lie into the middle you now I’m going to come in with a white
pencil and I’m just gonna blend that out so from the middle there I’m just going
to push the pigment of the pencil out towards those darker areas again so
that’s giving me the highlight look just erasing some of the lead pencil there as
well so you can’t see it through that white it’s really there just for a guide
so that I knew how far to go in with the shadow on it you so now I’m going to bring in some light
chrome yellow and I’m just gonna do the highlighted areas here I’m gonna go over
this with the pale geranium Lake so now I’ve got that pale geranium leak
I’m just going over the top of the yellow area and bringing this out to the
highlight I’m going to do a light layer of this over the highlight area as well
and then blend this out with the white pencil it at the end I will put a bit
more highlight into that with the Paschal white pen as well you I’m now going to come in and do the
shirt I’m going to do the shirt a pale blue color so I’m using that 120 which
is the ultramarine and I’m just filling out the shadow areas and where the
creases of the shirt might be so I’m going around the areas where clothing is
sitting on the shirt and also where the creases would be so some of those I’ve
extended out a little bit further to give them a little bit more detail so
I’m just filling those out now you so I’m just going to blend that out now
a little bit with the light ultramarine I am going to leave a gap for white so
this will be the highlight area just helps to give the clothes a rounded look
a look that they’re not actually flash I’m so popping that in there now so I’m just going to blend that out with
white and I’ll come back into the shadow areas and perhaps darken them up a
little bit more I’m going to use these colors on the bracelets as well so I’ll
just go ahead and put that in there too so hopefully this the tutorial has been
good obviously we’ve got the second lot to come so hopefully I will have that
one posted pretty shortly after this one goes up so I’m just coming in with the
ultramarine to do the bracelets now if you did like the video it would be great
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I’m always there to ask so I’m just blending the pencils out I used the
lighter ultramarine then and now I’m going to use some white to go over the
highlights of that so last of all I’m just going to put in
the shadow areas of the wings again so those shadow areas do have lightened up
a lot from adding them in the extra color and the white so I’m just going in
now and just deepening all of those shadow areas so I’m really just
outlining all those leathers again you so just finishing up this one now but
thank you all so much for watching and hopefully you enjoy this one and the
next video as well and it’d be great to meet you and I’d love to see some of
your colorings that you do do anything that I’ve inspired you with or you
followed it along with I’d love to see those as well so thanks again you you

6 thoughts on “POLYCHROMOS TUTORIAL | Part 1 of 2 | Clockwork Dragonling Jasmine Becket-Griffith

  1. Wow I just love everything I've watched of yours . Your work is amazing . Thank you for doing these you explain things so well . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’•

  2. Thank you for your very helpful and comprehensive tutorials! I will definitely check the coloring classes ๐ŸŒบ

  3. I joined the Patreon but not sure how to use it; to get the list of colors; if you could help and let me know. Thanks
    On your other one you sent me the link and I got them the Autumn pic; thanks
    I wanted to ask also on the tutorial of the Angel from mermaid book what is the best paper I should put in my printer because I need to do a copy of the angel from the book onto the paper; since copics bleed.

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