Dream Time

Next up in Sommarnatt, Dream Time. This turned out to be a lot more detailed then I anticipated at first glance. Which is really a good thing. Had to give up the rowan berry theme for pearls here, it wouldn’t have fit here but I think it came out okay.

Had some black accidents from the last page which refused to erase, Prisma doesn’t really like to be erased much. But that’s okay, it’s not that bad.

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What is pretty bad though is that I noticed that all my pages have transfers from the opposite pages. At first I thought it’s cause I’ve colored too hard, even though I keep several sheets of copy paper and sometimes even cardboard between the pages. But no, even the ones I haven’t been close to have transferred a little. So I’m guessing the ink was still moist when the book was printed and closed. It will prove to be a bit of a challenge at places but luckily it’s not too bad. I just hope the next book won’t have this issue.

Dream watch was done with Caran D’Ache Luminance and gave the background just a little hint of color with Sennelier soft pastels.

As for the pencil reviews, I’m still debating on whether to do single reviews on every pencil and then a summary and comparison or do one HUGE post about all of them all at once, which might get too messy. So I’m swaying towards a whole series of overview/review/comparison posts.

But now back to coloring, the door awaits ๐Ÿ™‚

11 thoughts on “Dream Time

    1. Hello! Not laughing at you at all, it’s a good question ๐Ÿ™‚ Any question is good actually. But to answer it, white gel pen is your best friend there. Finish your picture with pencils and pastels and what-have-you and then go in with the white gel pen to add highlights and such. I use Signo Uniball, I find that’s the best from the ones I can get, it’s nice and opaque, no need to layer tons of it.


      1. So surprised to receive your answer. I do hope I am not bugging you. I am anxious to learn. I have watched endless tutorials and actually finished a half dozen pictures from my Artists edition Secret Garden. I quite like them.

        I joined the Hanna group on Facebook now that I have her gorgeous book. My problem is I seem to be so totally intimidated by the gorgeous work I am viewing … I’ve come to a grinding halt! Really!

        I now realize you are a real artist, not someone like me …so I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. Anyhow … I’ve got my new set of Faber-castell polychromos … and I want to learn to shade and use colour like you. I will be searching for the Signo Uniball for sure! I will continue to enjoy drooling over your gorgeous colouring.

        I’d love to watch you do a picture if you ever make a tutorial.


  1. You’re not bugging me at all ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel free to ask anything. Art is an endless learning process like everything else in life, you’re never at the point where you’re done and know everything. I think that is the beauty of it all.
    Don’t be intimidated by the books, think of it this way, if you mess up, you have plenty more pictures plus you’re a whole lot smarter. Failures teach us more then successes so in a way, failing is succeeding ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. So very true.

    You know the picture you completed and commented you felt you had gone totally overboard with your pinks? Well, here’s the difference between thee and me – I LOVED all the pink!!! So, beauty IS very much in the eye of the beholder.

    To give you an idea how viewing colour affects me: The first picture I’ve coloured since playing with wax crayons in childhood was the fantasy flamingo from Basford’s Artist’s Edition. I took a photo of my finished product and I uploaded it to the background of my iPad. I cannot begin to describe the rush of absolute pleasure I get EVERY TIME I gaze at that picture. I always smile and I stare at it … and I still can’t believe I actually scribbled with coloured pencils for the very first time … and created something so … magic.๐Ÿ˜Š

    I discovered YouTube tutorials. Wow! There’s a whole world of colouring out there! My flamingo inspiration came from a colourer named Chris Chen … Like you, she also does colouring that catches my eye.


    1. Youtube is great indeed, I use it to learn about renovating among other things ๐Ÿ˜€ And physics ๐Ÿ˜€
      Do show your flamingo! I don’t think you can post a picture here but a link to a picture should be doable.


  3. The Signo Uniball white pen for my future dots! I poured over their website and I am wondering if you recommend a specific catalogue number Size???


  4. Go with whatever you like most. They’re usually available at local craft/office supply stores, go check it out. I’m not sure which size I have since I don’t have them locally and bought a pack of five from Ebay and they don’t say what size they are, just loads of Japanese on them. I’m guessing maybe 0,8-1 range.


  5. Did you know that the print transfer erases very easily? The same thing happened in both of my books. When I pick a picture to do I just run an eraser over the page and voila, nice, clean paper again. ๐Ÿ˜Š


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