CreateAlong: Colored Pencil & Ink Pokemon Artist Trading Card

On Saturday, April 1st, 2017, I’ll be hosting my fourth CreateAlong Creative Livestream! The livestream will begin at 9:00pm Central Time after an hour’s worth of Pictionary at 8:00pm Central Time.

Join me as we create a piece of artwork together, step-by-step. I’ll help you each step of the way as you ask questions and send me snapshots of your progress in real time. This CreateAlong, we’ll be creating a Pokémon artist trading card in colored pencil and ink!

Vote in the poll on which Pokémon you’d like to see demonstrated. Vote for multiple choices and even add new Pokemon for others to vote on.

Feel free to broadcast yourself creating with the livestream or post photographs of your progress. Share you creation in the Noelle’s Nocturnals Discord Server #art channel.

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I will be demonstrating the creation of a Pokémon artist trading card on 2.5″x3.5″, 100 pound Bristol paper. These may be purchased, or may be cut to size from larger sheets of Bristol. Alternate paper may be substituted, but smooth paper will work best. A pencil and eraser are needed for sketching and fine line markers or pens will be needed for outlining. Coloring will be done with colored pencils, preferably wax-based colored pencils, such as from Prismacolor, or oil-based colored pencils, such as from Faber Castell. Student grade pencils, such as from Crayola, can be used, but will not blend as easily. If using wax-based colors pencils, tissues will be needed to wipe up excess wax.


A paper cutter or pair of scissors may be needed in order to cut down paper to the 2.5″x3.5″ size. You may choose to work at a smaller or larger size, or work in a sketchbook. If using a Staedtler lead holder as your drawing device, you may need Staedtler lead or a Staedtler rotary lead pointer. A light box will be needed if sketching on a separate sheet of paper and transferring the sketch to the artist trading card. Colored fine line markers or pens can be used to create colored line art. Pencil extenders make smaller pencils easier to use and colorless blender pencils can make blending easier. White gel pens can be used to add highlights.


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