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13th Feb

Coloring Fair Skin Part Two

This is the second part of the coloring Fair Skin and Hair tutorial. Part 1 of this tutorial can be found HERE. Coloring Red Hair Tutorial In coloring red hair we will be using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers TN7 TN6 and OR1. Start by applying the darkest color, TN7 in the shadow areas of the hair. - Read full post [...]

14th Nov

Coloring Light Blonde Hair

Hair color combinations are one of the most popular tutorial requests we get here at Spectrum Noir! Did you know we have a whole section on the site dedicated to coloring hair with markers and/or colored pencils (see it here) and a downloadable hair chart featuring our alcohol markers you can grab for free as - Read full post [...]

16th Sep

ColourBlend Pencils on Kraft Cardstock

  • Posted by: on 16th Sep 2016 at 3:00am

Coloring on kraft cardstock is fun and using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils produces a subtle, soft effect when applied.   For this project (which I have used Neenah Desert Storm kraft for) we will look at coloring the skin and hair of the image using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. A digital stamp from - Read full post [...]

23rd May

Coloring Blue-Gray Hair

This tutorial will show you how to color blue/gray hair. I will be using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers in the following colors: BGR1, BGR3, BGR5 TB2 IG1, IG3, IG7 The image featured in this tutorial is “Grand Couple” by Some Odd Girl.   Color in just the shadowed areas on the gentleman’s hair with IG7 - Read full post [...]

18th May

Focus on Folds

  • Posted by: on 18th May 2016 at 2:45am

This tutorial looks at coloring with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils.  There are various ways to use this coloring medium. For this project we will apply the pencil color directly to an image and disperse the color with a moist, but not to wet, paintbrush. This is a digital image printed onto watercolor paper.  - Read full post [...]

19th Feb

Creating Multicolored Hair

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a beautiful multicolored hair. I use this technique often when I make fairies and other magical ladies but it can give an extravagant effect on other projects as well. I used this drawing (called Keep In Faith from Ching-Chou Kuik) because every strand of hair - Read full post [...]

25th Sep

Sepia Coloring using Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

  • Posted by: on 25th Sep 2015 at 8:00am

This tutorial will focus on using Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils to color with a sepia-toned effect. Coloring with sepia tones creates a wonderful nostalgic feeling in a piece of artwork. For the clothing (and landscape as well), I chose the following colors: 100, 094, 090, 088, 008. Always use a light touch with the pencil - Read full post [...]

3rd Aug

Blonde Hair Coloring with Spectrum Noir Markers

In this blonde hair coloring tutorial I’ll go “back to basic” and show you a simple way to color blond hair with Spectrum Noir markers. You can use it as a groundwork for all types of hair and I’ll even give you a couple of ideas how to upgrade your skills. I used the sweet digital - Read full post [...]

1st Jul

Back to Basics with Spectrum Noir Markers – Part One

For this two-part tutorial we will work through coloring an image from start to finish.  Focusing on coloring the skin, hair, clothes and background/detail, working with Spectrum Noir markers. This image is a digital stamp from Elisabeth Bell, printed onto Neenah Classic Crest card (in the US, you could also use our Spectrum Noir Ultra - Read full post [...]

16th Mar

Single’s Day Card and How-To Video

I have a card I made using the paper piecing technique.  I made my paper using water color paper and the new Spectrum Aqua markers.  You can see this technique in my last video, Spectrum Aqua Techniques.  It is located at the Spectrum Noir YouTube Channel. It features several techniques using the new Spectrum Aqua - Read full post [...]