Pencil coloring of B&W fibre print

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  1. optique

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    Great minds must think alike- Thats how my wife got interested in photography,, I had her start coloring my prints. She uses acrylics, pencils, as well as oils. Freestyle, and Porters, both have coloring sets, also instructions on the subject.
    Rick
     
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    Those pencils should work fine. A light touch is needed - you can always add more, but you can't easily remove it once it's there. A lighter touch makes it easier to avoid lines and scratches. Matte finish paper is easier (even RC works, as long as it's matte).
     
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    Very good.

    I will order the pencils. Cheap enough to see how they work.

    Thanks for responses.
    Steve.
     
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    Never used them to colour photos but I used to absolutely love prismacolors when I was doing art stuff.
     
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    Marshall's makes a "P. M. Solution", a pre-wash to let pencils work easier on matte surfaces, Freestyle should carry it.

    Have fun with it.
     
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    You may have to experiment a bit to find a paper and surface that takes the pencil in a way you like, but it should work fine. Prismacolor pencils have been around for a long time and have a great reputation.

    I was talking with a monoprint maker the other day, and in the conversation we agreed that photographic paper (and prints) would make great plates for monoprints using water soluble media.