How to use colored pencils! Layering, blending, & more!


  1. Akanksha Sirsat April 9, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you!! Really helpful ! 😊

  2. Faith *-*Animations*-* April 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Hey guys do not be mad if she called you a newbie ip it means rookie or new!

  3. Tania Smith April 16, 2018 at 7:11 am

    I loved watching this. I'm a baby newbie to this

  4. maria jaffar April 26, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Great video! Just found this channel and I must say more people need to watch this specially beginners..such clear instructions and demonstrations! Am really glad I found this channel! Ty

  5. Althea Bryant May 12, 2018 at 4:34 am

    The videos were very interesting.  I learned a lot about the basics.

  6. Karen Bonnetti-Ramirez May 18, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Absolutely wonderful video tutorial! I am totally inspired. Thank you so much 😊

  7. Daves Honey Do List May 28, 2018 at 1:42 am

    YouTube portrait drawing using soft pastels

  8. Shamar Daniel June 11, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Thx so much for your help….

  9. Iya Mejia June 30, 2018 at 6:58 am

    This is soo detailed thank you soo much💖

  10. Chris Does Stuff & Things July 10, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I'm new to adult coloring and am loving the videos here on youtube that are teaching me that 'adult coloring' can in fact be a great skill to have. I just started and am so excited about it, I find it very relaxing and enjoyable and it helps with my depression and anxiety. Joined your facebook group, nervous to show my work but I'll enjoy getting tips!!!

  11. geligniteandlilies July 15, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Dumb question. How do get your pencils that sharp without breaking. Nothing I try works.

    Signed, long time artist who still can't color.

  12. MK Weber July 30, 2018 at 2:54 am

    I adored the out take! LOL = thanks for including that!

  13. Sharon Covey August 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Do you have any techniques to shade and blend" Hearts"?

  14. Wafffle s September 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I used crayons it worked

  15. Therese Hudran September 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Hi I'm a newbe to your channel. I have subscribed, and looking forward to more of your creativity.

  16. SolarJin OLD CHANNEL September 13, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Wow, I’m surprised that Amazon has a great deal for Prismacolours. About $20.00 (In Canada Dollars) for Premier! But I know it truly doesn’t matter about which brand you have, but the effort, and skills we have. 🙂

  17. Donna Van Schaik September 23, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I use Crayola pencils will I be able to do these techniques with them? If not, what are the next level of pencils to use? I've always wanted to learn how to color. Unfortunately I haven't worked in two years due to an injury and right now I am low income. Thank you 🙂

  18. Fatih V September 23, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Deserved like!

    The other videos I watched didn't explain the basics this detailed or at all. Really Gives me a solid foundation to work with.


  19. Wise One October 10, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    This is the best

  20. Kevin Pineda October 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    hey thanks for the vid 😀 BUT TERRIBLE GRAPHICS

  21. Regan Rasheed October 25, 2018 at 6:09 am

    great! this helps a lot! Just to make things clearer, do you start from lightest to darkest green then brown to black in shadowing? in the video how many green colors did you use for shadowing? Thanks!

  22. Shannon Wooters November 2, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Omgosh I loved the fruit striped gum… Haha. I forgot about that… Anyways great tutorial.

  23. Coloring With D November 7, 2018 at 7:07 am

    So how do you decide what colors to layer and blend? Like with the mandala? The peach and the greens? Thank you for this video, I know I will be coming back to it often.

  24. Karawan Sh.Y. November 8, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    First of all thank you so much for the video it was very helpful for a begginer like me, but I have a question, I actually use faber castell polychromos not prismacolor, so what can I use for blending instead of prismacolor colorless pencil?

  25. Tracy vancuylenburg November 13, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you

  26. Colour Jugglers December 6, 2018 at 9:36 pm


  27. Sandy Allerheiligen December 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Very helpful! Thank you

  28. •Girly• December 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Who's watching 2018?

  29. tamiyas warehouse January 1, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I love your video

  30. W e n W e n January 3, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I have a question, Does it matter what brand you use to color? I notice pretty much all the videos for colored pencils, the person uses 'Prismacolor' pencils so I don't know if the brand matters or not to do these techniques and stuff :/

  31. Samriddhi Jain January 13, 2019 at 8:37 am

    i screamed when she said "in one direction only."

  32. Tiesta Dangwal January 16, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Great video.. one of the few color pencil tutorials where I could actually see effort and commitment by the creators.

  33. Al At January 19, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Now make this video with cheap colour pencil or staedtler colour pencil

  34. Storm S January 21, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I have just seen the video! THANK YOU, very good info that I will practice

  35. Fingers January 28, 2019 at 8:41 am


  36. Andi Kilpatrick February 13, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    most helpful thing ever

  37. Syth Castaneda February 20, 2019 at 3:26 am

    I’m drawing something for my mom and this really helps

  38. Midlight fair February 25, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    That's a perfect explanation! Just what I was searching! Thanks a lot!

  39. Ajithkumar M March 3, 2019 at 1:49 am

    I really appreciate it

  40. Luv Dogs March 3, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    This is cool! Have you seen the video how to color with only ONE Pencil? It's amazing!!

  41. Brandon Smith March 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Please do your next video on how to sharpen your white prism color pencil

  42. Phyllis Marony March 19, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Wow your work is amazing. Your instructions were so good & so easy to follow. Nice voice to listen to. Thank you.

  43. łukasz art April 8, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    ty sie kurwa narpiew naucz rysować a potem nagrywaj szmulo

  44. Jonas Sandoy April 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    This is maybe the best tutorial ever made in any subject.

  45. Omar Tahir April 12, 2019 at 8:01 pm


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  47. saroj kumari drawing classes April 21, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Wow nice good trick

  48. Kevin Douglas April 22, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I'm trying to color people I've sketched . when it comes to them standing out , I haven't had much luck . Outlining with a darker color isn't doing anything but making it go from semi realistic to cartoon. Any suggestions ? By the way I'm able to draw – shade but very new to using colors. Thank you.

  49. Devid Chia April 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    tganks for sharing the tips 😁👍

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  51. Isha drawing Academy May 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Wow your work is amazing.

  52. Maliah Treas May 15, 2019 at 12:05 am

    I love this, even though I commented this at the start of the video

  53. Maria May 15, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Do you color with the point or side of pencil?

  54. Faith M May 16, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Lot's of ppl cpmmented 1 day ago
    ME:Hmmm maybe they're planning for back to school LOL

  55. Reginald Ingram May 16, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Thank you this was helpful 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

  56. Tricia Peters May 24, 2019 at 1:57 am

    What are the best pens for coloring

  57. merry hunt May 24, 2019 at 4:11 am

    You didn't mention rubbing the work with a kleenex to smooth it out. Am I a hick?

  58. Haneen I. Adam May 26, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Best lesson I ever got for pencil coloring, thank you very much!

  59. Gwen Tilelli May 29, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I love the advice you give us. I've been only working with color pencils for a year, and I learned a lot of new things on this video. I am planning to buy new prismacolor pencils pretty soon. Thank you for making this video.

  60. Becky Graybeal May 31, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Just bought a new sketch pad and a set of colored pencils. First time I'll use them in like . . . 50 years or so. Thank you for youor instruction, I plan on watching more of your videos to enhance my old / new hobby!

  61. Jade Johnson June 1, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Can someone answer this question for me please: Is drawing a phase?
    I think about this because there's a lot of people at my school who draw and then they don't after a while. Is it a phase or did they just give up?

  62. Art with Tejdeep June 10, 2019 at 2:14 am

    I have Faber castel Color pencils
    Which Color should I use for blending

  63. BLUE DRAGON TEAM June 12, 2019 at 8:20 am

    What do you mean adult coloring?, Im a kid

  64. Sherry Utah June 26, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Whoa….not wild about the loud ads that popped in!

  65. Frank Carlo Payad June 30, 2019 at 6:38 am

    wow very imformative vid. I hope i have a prisma color pencil too.

  66. Jenn Jenn’s Creations Wall July 8, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Will definitely try these!!

  67. tow mater July 9, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Hallo, I haven't a question. How do you know which colors to blend?
    Because I am trying to draw a brown rat in a dark background but it constantly turns out to be to light

  68. EIYHKA July 9, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    I've been a graphite and charcoal only artist for years and always envied and hated other artists who use color well..I feel like a child right now learning but i have no ego about it and I'm going to learn. This has been very helpful and looking forward to checking out your other vids

  69. madara uchiwa July 10, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    thank you

  70. Malachi Robinson July 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    your tips and tricks really helped

  71. Jackie Hawkins July 19, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I just found you,and I am glad. Which do you consider to be a great color pencil.

  72. Jackie Hawkins July 19, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Ms.Rachael, I have a pretty heavy hand,and I have been using the crayola color pencils. I like these for the money,but is there better,but not too expensive.

  73. johnny pitoy kahang July 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I love her voice the way she's spoke n

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  75. Sowmiya Nithya August 4, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Will this tips suit steadler pencils

  76. Patricia Phillips August 14, 2019 at 4:38 am

    I don’t know how to get the proper point when sharpening.

  77. tammi fitzpatrick August 17, 2019 at 1:59 am

    I am an author/illustrator, and I had originally started my work with colored pencils. I switched to digital because I didn't like how my art looked when I scanned it. But recently, I've started to realize that there was nothing wrong with my work, just with my scanner! I'm definitely switching back to colored pencil! Your video made me remember that I love my own work, and never should have drifted away from my own style! Thank you so much!

  78. Marsha Scott August 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Very useful information. I learned a lot thank you and keep these great tutorials coming.

  79. Peggy B August 20, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Learned so much from this video. Thank you

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  81. Let's Human August 30, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you SO MUCH for this video!! It's helpful.

  82. ATOMIC FREAK September 3, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I watched this video so I could draw Goku and colour him in without messing the artwork up

  83. LuvCookiezz September 7, 2019 at 10:36 pm


  84. Dayamoy Mal September 10, 2019 at 5:33 pm


  85. TheCoolRage._. YT September 15, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Okay so i think it's gonna take me atleast 6 days to get good enough in this….And I hope I come out with a pretty nice drawing….or u can say a drawing with floating island and Animals and river and mountains and mystic trees

  86. Luna Chan September 15, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    For manga an anime random art☺️

  87. Sylvia Street September 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I don’t have a case for my pencils, so I keep them separated by using the same color rubber bands for each color of a group of pencils.

  88. Maria Simonsen September 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    6:40 The circle … annoys me 🙁

  89. Hazzell Urey September 25, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Showing your channel some love today Such a wonderful video full view like and shared on twitter Tfs 👍🏻support😊💜🦋🌈

  90. Baerbel Breen September 26, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Rache…great Channel and tutorials….thanks so much…would you consider going a few more pages in Eleri Fowler”s book “joyous blooms to colour? Thank ou

  91. Karen Edgar October 4, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Thank you. Simple but great lesson. You’re a great teacher with a nice voice ❤️

  92. Nyome Sapp-Collazo October 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I loved that blooper at the end, so cute. It made me laugh out loud and rewind so I could watch it again.

  93. David Hammond October 12, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Brilliant video Thanks for the input

  94. Tessa Mae October 12, 2019 at 11:49 am


  95. Colors Rebellion By Aiesh October 14, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Very informative

  96. Dark ? October 16, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Ha ha Ha! I don't do adult coloring! I just draw and color I'm still in middle school! But seriously this helped.

  97. Katnissashes October 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Finally a tutorial I can understand! I haven't colored anything since elementary school but I recently ordered a set of colored pencils and an adult coloring book and have been looking to learn the basics

  98. RaeSolo ! October 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    It take forEVER to color a full drawing, my hands start to HURT.

  99. Flory Ann Ibasco November 8, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Id be happy if you teack me how to color with frikin cheap pencils

  100. Chad Kimsey November 9, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Ever dissolve shavings in solvent to make a transparent "pencil paint" to layer over top of saturated base for that "wet" reflective surface? Also useful to add more or cover saturated areas since pencil deposits poorly on top of saturated paper. Since pigments are in a wax carrier, once paper saturates with wax trying to rub more wax on top fails due to lack of friction in wax-wax contact. I also remove most of wax carrier from pigment-solvent "paint" for excellent look; but this step is fairly advanced for anyone without moderate chemistry background

    Blending and/or rubbing with solvent like acetone can help to smooth, but also the solvent will dissolve away some of wax making additional layers take better.

    -chemical engineer

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