Color with me – Scarab from Dagdrömmar, part two

Okay so lets get cracking on making this look a bit better, shall we? Today we’ll finish with the vines, leaves and flowers. I am also going to change from labels to text on screen for pencils, this video still has both, next part will only have the text. Hopefully it’s not a distraction and doesn’t cover up anything important.

Stuff used on day one:
Posca, Faber-Castell Polychromos

  • Dark Sepia (Prismacolor equivalent Sepia)
  • Light Yellow Ochre (Prisma Sand or Jasmine)
  • Burnt Umber (no good replacement from PC but you can try with Sienna Brown)
  • Burnt Ochre (again, no good replacement but try Yellow Ochre)
  • Sanguine (again with the replacement issue, maybe try Pumpkin Orange)
  • Terracotta (same as above, Goldenrod would be sort of close)
  • Red-Violet (PC Black Cherry)
  • Olive Green Yellowish (PC Moss Green)
  • Posca white 3M

Tips and tricks:

  • I would actually suggest not doing the white dots just yet because they will make life harder for you in the future but I couldn’t resist, I wanted to see if I’m heading in the right direction
  • I would usually do the shadows in a cool blue-gray tone but here, brown will do for a start, I might go over it with a blue later but at the moment, this will do

End result of day two:

Day three will deal with the scarabs.

All the parts of this tutorial:
Day one – black Posca background, start of the golden vines
Day two – finishing vines, leaves and flowers, adding a bit of white Posca
Day three – everything else, scarabs, gems, background

5 thoughts on “Color with me – Scarab from Dagdrömmar, part two

  1. Iris you are SO thoughtful!!! Really – I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t have the biggest box of PC and FC. Your list of substitute shades are very helpful. I just want to say “thank you very much.” I’m finished the first sepia colour shading and totally impressed with your presentation. That typed list of colours you are using is very helpful. Really looking forward to following your step by step.

    I enjoy viewing your work on the huge variety of books you colour in … I just have to put the brakes on and remember I have three lovely books with a LOT of pages left to colour! It’s hard!


  2. Finished both videos. They were great! Looking forward to doing the bugs! Going in for my second eye surgery in the morning. Can’t wait to get these procedures over and done with so I can get new glasses and start seeing detail again.


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