Color pencils, brushes and paper.

Color pencils, brushes and papers.

I’m looking for the best way to color my illustrations on my new blog Une année sans alcool (A year without a drink).

In this week’s post, I used Faber-Castell color pencils and Plate Bristol paper from Strathmore, 500 series. Then, I scanned the drawing and added layers in Photoshop for snow and outside light effect.

Le journal de Catherine. Crayons de couleur et papier lisse.

Le journal de Catherine. Crayons de couleur et papier lisse.

Today, I tried using the same color pencils but with Velum Bristol paper from Strathmore, 500 series.

Catherine; Crayons de couleur, papier fini vélin

Catherine; Crayons de couleur, papier fini vélin

Then, I used the same paper but this time with watercolor pencils. I then painted the illustration with water.

Catherine: Papier vélin et crayons aquarelle.

Catherine: Papier vélin et crayons aquarelle.

Which style do you prefer? Please, let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an email.

P.S. I wish my scanner did a better job at rendering the exact colors.

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