I wanted to create a simple card using that awesome little bird using only Prismacolor colored pencils. This is my first time using these pencils,so I really wanted to see some of the great techniques they do!
I started out by coloring the little bird with a very light pressure. I recommend building up layers of color for the best results. I used four or five different color shades for each area of the image. For the sentiment, I stamped "keep smiling" onto the banner.
To create a sky background, I used four different shades of blue and scribbled them on from light to dark. To create some texture in the sky I took an alcohol marker blending pen to pull up some of the color in little dots.
To finish the card I added some patterned paper and tied a bow with natural twine at the top. To add just a touch of dimension I also added some Glossy Accents to the bird's beak and portions of the background.
Enjoy the video!