Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Daily Special - Technique Day - Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol Tutorial

Today's Daily Special is Technique Day. Today's tutorial will be on Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For those who don't know what Gamsol is. . .basically, it's a brand name of an odorless mineral spirits.

The tutorial is not necessarily on Gamsol but mineral spirits. I titled the technique using Gamsol because that is what everyone seem to be familiar with.

Mineral Spirits is a paint thinner like turpentine but is petroleum based. It comes in the odorless or non-odorless form. They come in various different brands in which Gamsol is one of them.

It can be sold under different labels, "Paint Thinner", "Odorless Thinner", "Mineral Spirits". . .and can found in arts and craft stores. I heard hardware, home improvement, and paint stores sell them as well.

It is used as a blending agent when used with colored pencils or other oil based mediums.

Click here for the tutorial or click on the title of this post.

The result of this technique is the stroke lines that you would normally see when coloring with colored pencils disappear. The mineral spirit helps blending the colors more effortless and the results are beautiful. Scroll below for another sample of an image colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Also, included are sketch challenges of the cards! Try it out and have fun doing it!


iralamija said...

Love your work!


Allison said...

These are great looking cards (and sketches too!

Mrs Adept said...

Gorgeous coloring~!!

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