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Grayscale Coloring Pages To Make Gifts For Kids

Grayscale coloring can be a great way to make unique artwork as gifts for family and friends. Very often, however, the themed for grayscale coloring pages are quite grown up. They often feature fantasy or realistic designs which are not too appealing to youngsters. So I’ve been working on some grayscale coloring pages which are absolutely perfect to color and make into artwork to give as gifts for kids. While grayscale coloring pages may be a little challenging for a youngster to color themselves, as there are some fine details (although older children will be able to color these without problem), the finished artwork will be much appreciated by youngsters. Continue reading Grayscale Coloring Pages To Make Gifts For Kids

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How to Create a Mottled Background For Your Grayscale Coloring Page in Pigment

If you like to color your grayscale pages digitally and you fancy trying something different, how about creating a mottled background using the Pigment app? This is so simple to do – and gets quite addicting πŸ™‚

The mottled background is made up of lots of ‘digital splashes’ of color. Because we have set the transparency slider to give a high level of transparency, the effect is subtle as you start to build up the layers.

Keep tapping away! Try using different color combinations and see what works best. You can always save this version and try a new version to compare. That’s the great thing about digital coloring πŸ™‚ It’s OK to go over the main character. That’s the best way to make the background look natural.

The eraser tool will allow you to clean any color off the main image. You can zoom in using two fingers which are pushed apart when on the screen to get close into the detail.

…and it’s as simple as that πŸ™‚ I have done this in Pigment app, however you can achieve the same effect in any painting app that allows freehand painting.

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How to Use MediBang To Color Grayscale Coloring Page

Here’s a short run through showing how to use the free app, MediBang Paint Pro, to color a grayscale coloring page featuring a close up of a pair of eyes. This is a great way to get started, try some different brushes, colors and opacities to see what effects you achieve Β πŸ™‚

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What Is Grayscale Coloring?

If you are asking yourself what is grayscale coloring, the answer is quite simple! Grayscale coloring is the process of coloring over a grayscale image. The different shades of gray (grayscale) create depth and dimension to your colored image. Unlike ‘traditional’ coloring, where there are large expanses of white and the finished image is flat and two-dimensional unless you add your own shading, grayscale coloring has the shading already built in πŸ™‚ Of course, you can still add your own shading to enhance and develop the shading in the grayscale base, however if you don’t want to – you don’t have to.

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Introduction To MediBang Paint Pro For Coloring Grayscale Coloring Pages

MediBang Paint Pro is a free, highly featured art app which is perfect for coloring grayscale coloring pages. Yes, there’s a learning curve (this is an app which many people use for creating comics and other artwork) and there are many features we simply won’t need for grayscale coloring, however when we weigh this up against the fact it is free (there are many paid for apps which are nowhere near as fully features), that you can use a high resolution coloring page (many coloring apps have low resolution files) and you can use it on any device (start coloring on your phone and finish on your tablet), it’s got to be worth taking a look at.

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