Video : Cards4Men – Using Images: Creating a Shadow with Prismacolor Pencils.

Back today with another Cards4Men video and today it’s all about the shadow, a ‘By Request’ video (yes, this is for you Ange).  I’ve used Prismacolor Pencils on this card but you could apply this technique to any kind of medium…  I just find pencils are the easiest for me to blend out.  But with practice, anything is possible (well, nearly lol.)  Remember, after all, it’s just paper!

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

Dude - Detail
Dude – Detail

I had so much fun colouring this character, I’ve got a new set of Polychromos pencils, but for some reason headed to my Prismas again.  I know that I am just going to have to venture there soon…


…it’s just so much is happening around here, I’m moving my room around, I have a new computer, with a new computer program, new office 365 as well as a new video editing program, so needless to say, BIG learning curves happening here on the coast, and with lots of cards to make (wish me luck)!


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Black / French Grey 20, 90% / Warm Grey 20% / Cool Grey 70% / Burnt Ochre / Dark Brown / Jasmine / Poppy Red / Crimson Red.

19 thoughts on “Video : Cards4Men – Using Images: Creating a Shadow with Prismacolor Pencils.

  1. Thank you for the shadow creation tips, I avoid them because I usually end up with a mess! Will try harder now. Love the dog stamps! Good luck with the revamp…it sounds exciting! Di xx

  2. Amazing shadowing and colouring Therese! The very best of luck with all that is going on – may the force be with you – lol!

    Off to watch your video now 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing your tips for grounding an image Therese! Great masculine card – CAS style is so suited for these cards:)

  4. Awesome job! Great card for a dude. I really should have a go at colouring my cats but must admit they scare me a bit – but you made it look less daunting so I might just be game now lol.

  5. Such a cute CAS card, Therese! I love how your pup is the focal point, and the sentiment adds ‘personality’! Awesome coloring, too!

  6. Perfect manly card! Fun image, CAS, and beautifully colored. Thanks for the video!

  7. Excellent video, Therese. I’ve “tried” grounding and not very well I must admit. Thanks to your video, I’ll keep on trying. I love this card. So great for any male. Unique too.

  8. I always learn so much from your videos, Therese … that was brilliant, thank you! Your pooch is so fun … perfect with the ‘dude’ sentiment! Enjoy all those crafty changes!! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  9. I saw you video this morning when my guys where still asleep. No better start for a mothersday! Love(!!!!) this card, that doggie is just adorable! Have fun finding out the new computer programm… (brrr!!!)

  10. So glad Ange asked you to demonstrate the shadow technique – it looks so awesome! And this may be a guy card but it makes my heart skip a beat – I love that pooch!!!

  11. I did it!! I had to buy this set and the cats, they are fab and just look at his face 🙂 Great CAS card and perfect colouring too 🙂
    Jenny x

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