Using the Blender

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Before I start I just want to say that if the paper you use makes the promarkers bleed, then using the blender pen is probably not a good idea as the technique I'll be showing you, you have to wet the paper quite a bit. First off you have to chose your image. The paper that I use unfortunately I do not know the name of it.

I start by adding the lightest colour first, in this instance is Rose Pink, while trying to imagine where the light source is coming from.

I then colour with Maroon, which is a darker shade and not going quite as far as the first colour. I forgot to take a picture of the next stage but basically you take your blender pen and go over the whole area again using small circular motions until it's all blended in. Just do all the other parts of the top the same way, try and visualize where the light source is coming from.

When you use the blender you only have to use two colours then go over the area with the blender pen.

Here are a few more ideas from the DT:

Maria - I like my blender pen! I use it for fuzzing out hard edges, also on delicate places like wings where I colour around the inside edges with a pale colour, then blend out the hard edge, it leaves a delicate layer of colour. You can also use it to make lovely pollka dots on a piece of clothing. Colour as normal, then touch with the tip of the blender randomly onto the coloured area. I've also managed to achieve a batik look the same way. Oh, and of course it's good for when you accidentally go over the line with your colouring!

Helen - I've been having a play with the blender pen and have found that if you cover the area you are colouring with blender pen before you add the colours, the blender helps keep the inks wetter for longer so they will mix easier than if you colour first then blend on top. though it does make the colours a little lighter and if you put blender pen too near the edges of the image it can encourage the colour to bleed off the image.