I’ve got tips and techniques for blending and layering colored pencil while I draw this Nightshade Acropora coral!! These tips will be really helpful for beginners in colored pencil. I’m also sharing an update on my own reef aquarium, corals and fish at the end of the video 😀

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??Tidal Gardens??
Tidal Gardens is a coral farm in Ohio that has a youtube channel focused on corals and has a patreon that makes high-resolution reference photos available for artists starting at the $5 level.
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/tidalgardens
Website – https://www.tidalgardens.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tidalgardens/

If you’re in the Dallas area, check out Glass Aquatics for fresh and saltwater and any help you may need for your fish tanks!! https://www.glassaquaticsonline.com/

Supplies used: (amazon affiliate links) #coloredpencil
Fabriano Artistico HP watercolor paper
Polychromos http://amzn.to/2qjrD9C
Caran d’Ache Luminance http://amzn.to/2qqBUzY
Derwent Lightfast Colored Pencils https://amzn.to/2JTjqSl
Derwent Drawing Colored Pencils https://amzn.to/2D2VqeQ
Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner http://amzn.to/2qjnwui or
Gamsol http://amzn.to/2oTnBTv
Glassine (this is the paper I keep under my hand) http://amzn.to/2psNADk
Kum Sharpener http://amzn.to/2pJwTGm
Easel daylight lamp http://amzn.to/2DpMMsN
My fine white details are being painted on with my mixture of Touch Up Texture and Colored Pencil Titanium White Powder from http://brushandpencil.com

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