I worked on a coloring page during a two part live stream on Facebook in Adobe Fresco. For part one, I took the sketch into Fresco and used the vector brushes to create the line work. We talked about how line work is the blueprint for your art. I took requests and added the pig and big foot peeking in the background. At the end, I exported a PDF and shared the file for others to print out and color, or color in digitally.

Facebook Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/1149630026/videos/10219044813288477/

Black & white line art of a forest scene with a rabbit and small pig in the center. A strange furry creature peaks out from the bushes in the background.

For part two I showed how you could color your page in if you printed it out, with colored pencils. I also showed coloring it digitally using the watercolor live brushes in Adobe Fresco. We went over a bunch of art basics such as color and shading. I created a pdf with some of the information we went over, including examples.

The coloring page digitally colored in a watercolor style.
Beginner Artist Tips

1. Before you begin.

- Pick a color palette. A minimum of 3 colors, and a maximum of 6 is a good place to start.
- Choose your colors based on the main focus of your drawing. Decide what colors you want your character to be and let that determine your color palette.
- Choose your colors based on the environment. The same scene can be colored different ways, one example is time, is it day or night, summer or fall.
- Use scrap paper to test colors.

2. Colors.
- Hue - The color, red green, blue, etc.
- Saturation - The vibrancy of the color. More saturation = more color, Less saturation = gray tones
- Value - Adding whites/darks to make your color lighter or darker

Warm vs Cool colors - There are also cool reds and warm blues!

Cooler, more blue - Warmer, more red/yellow

Color groups - Monochromatic, analogous, complementary, triadic (these are the basics)

Color palette references:
3. Shading.
- Study light, and use a reference.
- White is a color, it is usually the color of your paper.
- Build up slowly from dark to light.
- Pressure is the key.

More pressure = more color and darker value, Less pressure = less color and lighter value

Different Types of Shading
- Hatching
- Crosshatching
- Smooth/Smudging
- Stippling

Some of the lovely art I was sent!