Inspiration: 13+ Underwater Coloring Tutorials

Inspiration: 13+ Underwater Coloring Tutorials

As summer is barreling down upon us – let’s hit the water for a good swim~–just be careful, there’s a lot of sharks in this post! ha!

Click on any photo to go to the tutorial video and supply list!

Surfin’ Shark Card

Feminine Shark Card

Painting an underwater scene with Various Ink Refills

Make a penny slider card

Underwater Christmas Card

Airbrushed Underwater Submarine Card

Copic Coloring Transparent Water

Design idea: “Strip” Coloring

Peekaboo Underwater Submarine Card

Easy Underwater Copic Backgrounds

Underwater mermaid wreath

Watercolor Underwater Otters

Using watercolor pencil shavings to make sea foam

Inspiration: 17+ Colored Pencil Beginner Card Tutorials

Inspiration: 17+ Colored Pencil Beginner Card Tutorials

This page has a collection of my beginner level colored pencil cards! You can follow the tutorials with brands other than what’s been used, no worries. Plenty to learn here! If you’re at the beginning of the beginning, there’s also a collection of BASICS that are here.

Click on any image to go to the blog post with tutorial:

Color a rainbow blend in Prismacolor pencils

Analagous coloring – Prismacolor

Color Rainbow Dinosaurus – Luminance pencils

Color Try-fold Cards – Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils

Rainbow Daffodils

No Line Coloring of Critters – Prismacolor

Rainbow Penguin Choir (with a bloop!)

The simplest of coloring

Magical Friends – Colored Pencil Shading for dimension

Easy colored pencil shading

Creating motion in colored pencil

Gamsol and powdered pencil aerial scene (easy)

Color dogs YOU know (in colored pencil)

Cartoon-ize stamps by color choices

Create a simple table in colored pencil

CAS No Line Valentines

Colored Pencil Skintones – Luminance

How to shade a life preserver

Inspiration: 13+ Colored Pencil Flower Tutorials

Inspiration: 13+ Colored Pencil Flower Tutorials

In today’s inspiration – it’s all about flowers – in colored pencils! I had SO many flower videos that I broke them into the mediums….watercolor flowers are here, and copic are coming up, so stay tuned!

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Soft Rainbow Daffodils

Floral Wreath in Colored Pencils (PS this stamp is on serious closeout sale right now)

Layered Colored Pencil Flowers

Black and White Pencil Peonies

How to color a Vintage Hydrangea

Coloring and Layering Succulents, Prismacolor

Colored Pencil Fuchsia with dew drops

Mask and color poppies with Prismacolor – and embace the imperfections!

Negative coloring flowers

Rainbow Flower in colored pencil

Color a rose stamp in number 2 pencil

Colored Pencil Pansy Bouquet

Inspiration: 14+ Colored Pencil Basics Tutorials

Inspiration: 14+ Colored Pencil Basics Tutorials

If you’ve been wondering how to get started, what you need for supplies, and some intros to color choices and blending, you’re in the right place!

Click on any photo to get to the post with video.

Getting Started with Colored Pencil

Colored Pencil Color Hex Charts and Storage

4 colored pencil supply hacks

Double Colored Pencil Sharpening for a superfine point

The easiest way to pick colored pencil hues (analagous!)

Choosing colors for depth in your art

Prismacolor Accessories Review

Pack up a coloring kit for summer travel

Colored Pencil Shading

Are colored pencils transparent?

Is there a correct way to hold a colored pencil blending stump?

Soft Blended Skintones in Colored Pencils

Realtime colored pencil: Relative color and Layering

Complementary hues for colored pencil shading

Fine Art Inspiration

Fine Art Inspiration

Today, since it’s my birthday (go to my YT channel at 11am Pacific and join in!) I thought I’d share what I feel is “me” – my fine art! Yes I do love my crafting….but where I find myself growing is trying new things beyond that little A2 sized surface! A bunchof these have only music without voiceover. Lots of times when I’m trying new things I have zero idea how to explain it…sometimes looking is the best way to learn, too!

These are not, of course, my only or best works. They’re just the ones on YouTube! The most amazing things always seem to happen off camera. But if you’d like to explore more of my fine art works, or choose any to purchase for your own art collection, please see my Fine Art site.

You’ll find a couple sections below… on a picture to go see the blog post with video!


My Plein Air Watercolor Setup: a trip to Hylebos Park

Coastal Watercolor – on canvas with a flat brush

6 tips: Mesmerizing Yupo Watercolor Landscape

Watercolor a Tropical Paradise

Watercoloring in Sketch-a-day Sketchbook

More watercolor sketchbooks

Reef Shark Watercolor on Black

Expressive Watercolor: Painting a Cat

31 Speed Paintings

Black Capped Chickadee watercolor

Painting just one petal

Watercolor poinsettia

Watercoloring in Sketch-a-day Sketchbook

One color watercolor painting (Lunar Blue)

Winter Cardinal – with a story

Pietá in watercolor (one of my earliest paintings, eeep)

Streets of Rome Watercolor Painting (another early one!)

Ink Painting

Ink and Bleach CItyscape

Copic marker

Copic Marker Tulip

Drawing Scrat in Copic Marker

Tribute Drawing: Robin Williams

Drawing a Copic sundae

Copics on Yupo paper

Betta Fish

Drawing T-Rex

Copic Poinsettia Sketch


Copic Spring Bokeh

Lion drawing, Copic marker

Spring Hedgehog in Copic Marker

Drawing Mannie the Cat

Neytiri from Avatar

Drawing King T’Challa in Wakanda: Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Colored Pencil

Autumn scene in colored pencil

Drawing Transparent Jellyfish on Black paper

Santa’s View – flyover

Watercolor Pencil

Drawing Magical Castles


Drawing a parrot in oil pastels

Inspiration: 26+ Implied Line (No Line Coloring) Tutorials

Inspiration: 26+ Implied Line (No Line Coloring) Tutorials

The “no line” look can be done with about any medium; you just need to have an ink that will “disappear.” I love the no-line ink from Ink on Three for all three of the mediums below; sometimes I use distress or distress oxides for watercolor if I want the lines to fully wash out.

You can also try “second generation” stamping – stamp once on scrap, then again without reinking on your main paper. That should give you a tinted look to the stamp lines. Be careful that whatever ink you use, it doesn’t bleed with the medium. Test appropriately!

Posts below are collected by medium. Click on any photo to go to the post with video tutorial.

No-line Copic coloring animals (plus a little MISTI trick)

Inks for no-line coloring (several mediums)

Copic Marker

First, let’s prove I was doing no-line coloring in January of 2016 before the craze…

Shiny Metallic Robots in Copic marker

Coloring a no-line Golf Cart Card

Coloring a realistic bee – no line copic + pencil

Draw a crate for a fuzzy little pet

No-line coloring a girl: Copic on Kraft with Colored Pencil

No Line Copic Hack: Adding Graphite Pencil Accents

No-line motion with pull-tab sentiment

Forgiving and easy no-line background technique

No-line coloring on colored paper

No-Line Copic Fall Flowers

Copic Bouquets

No line copic vs watercolor

Creating teeny tiny No line works of art

The Human Rainbow: Hair + Masks

Coloring a realistic bee


No-Line watercolor flowers

No-Line Watercolor Mermaid Card

Watercolor a No Line Hedgehog Card

Colored Pencil

Customize a bird stamp

Clean and Simple No Line Valentines

Dutch Rabbit Family

How to no-line color a teeny tiny koala

Storybook No Line Coloring: woodland critters

The last camel

Choosing colors for depth – no line vs black line