It’s shark week!!! I have two videos with sharks this week…today in pencil, and Wednesday in Copic. So be sure to come back for more!

In pencil it’s hard to spend as much time as it takes to do a full-background scene. But if you can create a “strip” of imagery with a scene – and find a way to make it seem purposeful, like in this card where the shark pops out of the box – the coloring goes much faster! It’s colored on my new favorite Stonehenge paper – awesome for colored pencil!


Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Don’t forget the inside! Isn’t this a cute sentiment?

The other sentiments in the stamp set make great inside sentiments like this one!

The border of the inside of the card, as well as the strip of card base showing on the card front, are both using powdered pencil – a technique used in the Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class. 

The Polychromos colors used here are as follows…I tried jotting them down in order of what they were used for.

Another version!

In 2021 I used this idea for another card – check it out here!


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