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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 🙂

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 🙂 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 🙂 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  🙂

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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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How to Download and Install MediBang Paint Pro for Grayscale Coloring

If you want to try to color your grayscale coloring pages using a digital painting app then we highly recommend MediBang Paint Pro. You can find this on the Apple or Android app store if you want to use it on a device. However, if you want to use MediBang Paint Pro on your desktop, it’s simple to do! Just head on over to the MediBang Paint Pro website.  Ensure that the English version is checked at the top and select either the Windows or Mac download option (MediBand is a Japanese app).

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Free Coloring App for Grayscale Coloring Pages

Yes, you can grab your pens and pencils and get going with your grayscale coloring. However, if you want to have a go at digital coloring (and be warned, it is just the tiniest bit addicting 🙂 ) we enjoy and can recommend the MediBang Paint Pro app.  There are, of course, many other coloring and painting apps and software programs available, which we’ll look at too, however we’ll concentrate on using MediBang.

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