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Pearl Beads Contest by Nadiya Vasilkova

So today, on the deadline day, I finally finished the colouring! It took me a long time to finish this one. I wanted to do something completely different, which made it also very difficult. I enjoyed colourig a face, something I’ve never done before. I think it came out nicely. Here is my little mermaid: Continue reading “Pearl Beads Contest by Nadiya Vasilkova”

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Nebulae and more

I’ve always had a thing for space stuff. I love to look up to the sky at night and try to recognize some constellations. So when I was experimenting with my new watercolours I tried to paint a nebula. A nebula is an instellar cloud and are often star-forming regions. In these regions the formations of gas, dust, and other materials “clump” together to form denser regions, which attract further matter, and eventually will become dense enough to form stars. The densest nebulae can have densities of 10,000 molecules per cubic centimeter (or sometimes even more)*. So it’s pretty dense, I think.

My favorite colour is purple, so it wasn’t very hard to decide which colour the nebula was going to be. I looked up some reference pics and decided to create a pink, blue and purple nebula.

I grabbed some aquarel paper and sprayed it with water. I used lots of water to create this one. With a very wet brush I added layers of pink, blue and purple. The water mixed the colours and when I thought it looked nice I dried it with a hairdryer. Then I added another layer, and so on, until I tought it looked finished. The colours looked very dull to me, so I tried to brighten them up by adding a layer of Caran d’Ache Neocolors. The colours became a lot brighter and more intense. For the stars I used a white watercolour, but the white isn’t very opaque in contrary to the other colours in the set. I had to add about 5 layers of white on each dot. In total it took about 3 hours to make this one. The left one is the finished one. The right one is edited, since I wanted to add even more stars.

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I think it looks pretty cool. So why not try another one? Lets spend another 3 hours!

For this one I thought; let’s go green and red. I don’t know why, it just seemed like a good idea. Maybe it is, maybe it’s not. You can decide for yourself.

Again I searched for some really nice pics of green/red nebulae. I found even more beautiful ones than I did for the purple nebula. Really, just look at them:

Amazing right?

I used the same set up as the with the purple nebula. Except there was a little problem. Green and red don’t mix like pink, purple and blue. I had to add a little yellow, brown and orange. This one was definitely more difficult. It’s also a bit more blue than the original idea I had. The result looks great though. The left one is the finished one. The right one is edited (again). I added a dark edge, increased the clarity and added lots of stars.

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Redgreen nebula

I actually like this one more than the purple nebula. But that’s it for the nebulae and space stuff. Now we’re heading on to the “and more” part.

I’m still working on Antonina Kalinina‘s butterfly. The last couple days I coloured some leafs. Picture is a bit shaken sadly. Too lazy to make a new one, maybe I’ll update with a better pic later.

VlinderWIPI spend a lot of time on this one, since I want to make it perfect. Also, I’m not the best decision maker and there are (too?) many colours to choose from.. I’m still in two minds what to do with the background. I’m thinking about going all black. Any suggestions though?

So these are my little projects. What are you currently colouring?

Happy colouring!

* I totally borrowed this info from another website. If you want to know more about nebulae click here


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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours

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A while ago it was my birthday and one of the gifts I got was the Gansai Tambi Watercolours set by Kuretake. It’s a beautiful green box with 36 watercolours inside, all of them poured into their own removable pan. At first I thought the colours were quite dark, untill I coloured in the colourchart that came in the lid. The colours are stunning and so vivid! All of them have lots of pigment and are opaque. I needed very little paint to fill the squares.

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Kurekate verf binnenkant

First I tried out the watercolours on a couple of cherryblossomKersenbloesem Gesina colouringpages. The first try wasn’t a great succes, since all of the leaves turned out the same colour. I got really frustrated and had a rage quit. On my next try I tried to have more patience in letting the water dry more. This worked and resulted in this beautiful piece ☺. After some more practice I’d like to do a page in my Kimono colouringbook that I got for my birthday last year. Thanks for this awesome gift!

Happy colouring!✐


Een tijd geleden was het mijn verjaardag. Een van de cadeaus die ik gekregen heb is de Gansai Tambi Waterverf van Kuretake. Het is een mooie groene doos waar 36 kleuren inzitten, allemaal gegoten in een eigen uitneembaar bakje. In de eerste instantie vond ik de kleuren erg donker, tot ik de bijgeleverde kleurenkaart invulde. De kleuren zijn echt ontzettend mooi en dekken goed. Ik had maar een heel klein beetje verf nodig om het vakje te vullen.

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Kurekate verf binnenkant

Ik heb de verf eerst uitgeprobeerd op een een aantal kleurplaten van kersenblKersenbloesem Gesinaoesem. Bij de eerste poging werden alle blaadjes steeds dezelfde egale kleur, wat tot mijn frustratie niet de bedoeling was. De tweede keer probeerde ik het met wat meer geduld, door het water tussendoor steeds goed te laten drogen. Op deze manier lukte het wel, met een ontzettend mooi resultaat ☺. Na nog wat oefenen wil ik graag een plaat uit mijn Kimono kleurboek doen, die ik vorig jaar voor mijn verjaardag heb gekregen. Bedankt voor dit prachtige cadeau!

Happy colouring!✐

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W.i.p. Butterfly by Antonina Kalinina 🎨

by Gesina

Finally Christmas Holidays were here! So the last few days I tried my best on this colouring page by Antonina Kalinina. Recently my mom colored this page as well as you can see here.

Here’s my colouring so far:


Here’s a GIF showing the progress:

Used materials:

  • Prismacolor coloured pencils
  • FC Polychromos pencils
  • Bruynzeel Design pencils
  • 1 KIN Polycolor pencil
  • 1 Bruynzeel Expression pencil

I hope I won’t get too busy with school so I can finish this one soon!