How to Color a Flower with Colored Pencils

These are my 5 favorite steps to coloring a flower using colored pencils. Following these steps will give you beautiful, consistent results every time! In fact, I use these coloring techniques for more than just flower coloring pages–I use them in almost everything I color.

See below for even more coloring tips, tricks and tutorials. Learn how to color with colored pencils, how to pick colors, how to find a light source and much more!

How to Color a Flower

  1. Choose a Color Scheme then Pick & Map Your Colors.
  2. Choose a Light Source then Light Map the Highlights & Shadows.
  3. Color & Blend the Remaining Colors Following Your Light Map.
  4. Enhance the Contrast in the Shadows & Highlights Using Your Lightest & Darkest Colors.
  5. Smooth the Blends with a Colorless Blender.
  6. BONUS: Create a Strategic Background that Directs the Viewers Eye.

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Finished Coloring Page

Colored Flower on Tan

Real-Time Color-Along

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3 comments… add one
  • Jennifer Becton Apr 14, 2022 @ 8:14

    Love the flower. Thanks for the printable!

  • Marilyn Whiteley Apr 14, 2022 @ 9:48

    Jennifer you are so very talented. Love your work. Love that you have these giveaways. Thanks so much for everything.


  • Irene callahan Apr 27, 2022 @ 13:56

    Was so happy to have the printable to practice your techniques. Thank you so much.

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