If you watch any of my youtube videos or attend my Facebook LIVE events, then you’ve most likely seen and heard me talk about my “Rule of Blending Thirds.” It’s a simple colored pencil coloring technique that allows you to get beautiful blends from one color to the next, with or without the use of other blending tools such as colorless blenders, white pencils, odorless mineral spirits, etc.
After getting several questions regarding the technique I decided to record another video demonstration. I also created a downloadable worksheet for you to follow-along and practice the technique.
Part 1 introduces you to the basic rule of blending thirds concept and how to get great blending results with any brand of colored pencils–including Prismacolors, Polychromos or even Crayolas!
Next I show you how after using the blending techniques shown in Part 1 you can get even richer and deeper blends using two of my favorite tools–highlighters and odorless mineral spirits. Any brand of highlighter or marker will do, including Sharpies, Bics, Copics, Cra-Z-Art and Prismacolors. The same goes for the mineral spirits, although Gamsol is the most well known.
Download the Worksheet
Note: this worksheet is available to my Premium Members.
Products Used in the Videos
View the Charts
These are the charts I created during the video. Note that my scanner has a tough time picking up some of the more vibrant colors like red and yellow, so what you see here isn’t exact.