First things first….. tools… my preferred pencils are Albrecht Durer by Faber Castell - the colours are beautiful, the leads rich and thick. I also prefer to use an aqua brush and I use the ones with the valves inside. Watercolour paper of course gives great results but I also like the texture of the linen card from Crafts Central in the Paper cellar pick and mix. For my ink I prefer the black versafine ink.
OK these photos were taken by myself whislt trying to colour in too and they were on my camera phone with poor lighting but I hope these will give you a few ideas. Make sure your pencils are sharp, this will prevent the wood of the pencil getting wet.
Step One : Stamp images onto cardstock
Step Two : I have coloured the edge of his trousers with a dark blue. Place the colour where on the image you want the picture to be darker.
Step Three - Using the waterbrush draw the outside of the colour in to cover the area. You need to make sure that the darker lines remain around the edge and that it has light and dark tones.
Step Four - Again doing the same thing I have coloured Edwins jumper with red pencil.
Step Six - again I have coloured the jumper and the shoes too.
I have added colour to the face and hands by taking the colour off the end of the pencil and colouring directly onto the card.
I have coloured the wings, star and cheeks with the same technique by taking the colour off the pencil and using it like paint.
Then I have taken a dark brown pencil and drawn directly onto the image where shown, around his jumper, parts of his wings, trousers and shoes. I have then used the waterbrush on these brown lines and this gives a great shaded effect. I believe the brown I used for this was called nougat.
I hope thi might have helped a few people out.