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How to color in fur

I know some people struggle to color in fur, so I thought I would do a little step by step tutorial giving you another option on how to get a fur effect. It’s very quick and easy to do, using a Popcorn Bear Stamp with my Spectrum Noir Pens and Neenah card.

First, stamp your image.

Step 1

With chisel tip color TN1, cover the whole area. Don’t worry about it not looking smooth.

Step 2

With fine tip color TN2 add dots all over the area. Try to get different sized dots if you can, that does help.


With fine tip color GB6 start and do more dots around the edge of image. Stay around the edges not quite going into the middle area. You are now building up shape and some depth.

Step 4

With color TN3 add more dots to the area you have just been in but don’t fill all the area, leave some gaps.


With fine tip color GB8  repeat the steps above, making sure the area your working in is closer to the outer edge of image.

Step 6

You’re nearly done; With fine tip color BG2, dot randomly where you think the darkest parts might be.

Step 7

Then with TN1 and chisel edge, lightly go over the entire image. This will act as a blender for you, don’t over do this part though or you will lose some of your dots…

Here’s the completed image.



Do give this a go, it’s great fun and remember, dots are not just for backgrounds !

4 Comments on “How to color in fur”

  • kath perry June 13th, 2012 10:08 pm

    love this i cant wait 2 give it a go 🙂

  • lisa boorman June 15th, 2012 8:17 am

    this is brilliant as i was struggling with a fizzy moon bear last night for fathers day if id found you i could of gone to bed an hour earlier thankyou. will deffinately be putting this site i my favourites and visiting it everyday.

  • Channah Koppel October 10th, 2012 12:46 pm

    I tried to figure out wich colors you have used.
    On top of the pictures you tell it is TN 1 TN2 TN3 GB 6 and BG2. But underneath you said TN1-TN2-TN3-BG6-GB8-GB11-EB4-EB5.
    I think the EB colors are used for the pows but i am confused with the GB and BG numbers.

    Regards Channah Koppel

  • Linda Hill October 10th, 2012 9:25 pm

    hi Channah Koppel
    the bg are used in the dotting just to add more depth the EB are for the paws
    hope that helps

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