Garden Coloring Sheets
Between updating my website and writing some future technical posts my mind is in a swirl. I decided to draw this week to give my head a rest, so made the coloring sheet below. You can print it out as a .pdf to color yourself (and also give your brain a rest) or use it as an opportunity to practice some color rendering skills. Share your finished coloring sheets with #drawyourgarden on Instagram and Twitter.
Some things to think about with color:
Whether using marker or color pencil, limit yourself to 3-7 colors. Coloring sheets are great practice for this.
Think about what you'd like as a focal point and make sure it contrasts with everything else. Maybe you leave it uncolored (so it's white) or use a color completely different from the others around it (like light to dark or complimentary colors...those opposite on the color wheel).
If using color pencil, try layering some colors to make new ones, plus try both dark and light tones.
Stick with the same angle when rendering large spaces with marker or pencil. I use a 45 degree angle, but choose what works best for you. This makes your rendering feel more cohesive.
Mostly importantly, experiment and have fun.
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