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Mind-Blowing Color Blending with Chameleon Pens & Color Tops 

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The possibilities you get with Chameleon art supplies are endless! 

If you're looking to discover the incredible capabilities of your Chameleon Pens, Color Tops, and Pencils - then keep reading and prepare to be amazed.

Throughout this blog, we'll be showcasing several amazing pieces of artwork created by Kate Mur - a full-time professional mixed-media artist.
Along with a multitude of inspirational projects, we're also sharing Kate's top tips for using her Chameleon supplies, videos of the legend in action, and fun coloring pages for you to enjoy. 

 

Kate Mur producing her eye drawing with Chameleon art supplies

Portrait of Kate Mur

"I have been collaborating with Chameleon brand for almost 3 years now and I'm very proud of it. I love their unique and innovative products!"

Let's get started!
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f you've never used Chameleon Pens and Color Tops before then we would recommend you watch the video below - it covers different ways you can use your markers. If you've been using our unique pens for a while now and are looking to learn more awesome
tips to develop your artwork even further, keep scrolling.

 

Color Blending with Chameleon Pens & Color Tops 

Transform your artwork with awesome color-to-color blends using Chameleon Pens and Color Tops.

Color Blending Swatch Tutorial

Dino Tomic - Colour Swatching


Video by Dino Tomic

Artwork Featuring Color to Color Blends

WOW! How vivid are those colors? 🌈

Drawing Rainbow Chameleon Animal Kate Mur


Video by Kate Mur

How many colors can you blend? In Kate's Rainbow Chameleon piece you'll see how you can stack your Chameleon Color Tops to create incredible color-blends. 

Color Stacking: is where you infuse your Chameleon Pen with 2, 3, or even 4 different Chameleon Color Tops before coloring. 

To achieve the different color gradients seen in the Rainbow Chameleon drawing, Kate placed a Chameleon Color Top on top of the Brush Nib of the Chameleon marker and held it there for around 10-15 seconds.
Top tip: The amount of time you should infuse the nibs together will depend on the size of the area you are filling in - the larger the area, the longer the fuse time. 

How to fuse Chameleon Pens & Color Tops

We always recommended that you experiment on a scrap piece of paper first, so you practice how to achieve the perfect result tailored to your artwork. We have a Timing Practice Sheet - which is perfect to help you learn the system and understand how you can achieve amazing effects with our products.

 

Download Timing practice sheet here

 

Paper Tip: From Kate's experience using Chameleon Pens she would recommend using cardstock, as it's perfect for alcohol-based markers. Textured paper that has visible grain can be too absorbent and will soak up the alcohol ink quickly.

Chameleon Pens and Color Tops Used:

For the head: The Chameleon Pen YL2 Summer Sun and the Chameleon Color Tops OR4 Seville Orange, RD4 Crimson Red, GR3 Grass Green

For the first part of the body: The Chameleon Pen PR4 Purple Grape Pen and the Chameleon Color Tops RD4 Crimson Red, OR4 Seville Orange, YL2 Summer Sun

For the second part of the body: The Chameleon Pen
GR3 Grass Green and the Chameleon Color Tops BV4 Blue Violet, PR4 Purple Grape


For the first part of the tail: The Chameleon Pen YL2 Summer Sun and the Chameleon Color Tops OR4 Seville Orange, RD4 Crimson Red, GR3 Grass Green 

For the second part of the tail: The Chameleon Pen
BV4 Blue Violet Pen and the Chameleon Color Tops GR3 Grass Green, YL2 Summer Sun

For the first part of the legs: The Chameleon Pen RD4 Crimson Red and Chameleon Color Tops YL2 Summer Sun and GR3 Grass Green

For the second part of the legs: The Chameleon Pen RD4 Crimson Red and the Chameleon Color Tops GR3 Grass Green, YL2 Summer Sun 

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Now it's your turn! Join in the color blending fun by grabbing your Chameleon products and Kate's fabulous line art.
 

Chameleon animal line art

Download Kate's line art here

 

If you LOVED seeing how Chameleon Pens and Color Tops work to create color blends, then you're going to want to see this next piece.
This time Kate has created a 5 color gradient by infusing her Chameleon Pen with 4 different Color Tops.

Instagram Logo Drawing Coloring Color Blends Art

 Video by Kate Mur

"I love the endless possibilities Chameleon creates, really."

Top tip: If you want to add highlights / lighten an area you've colored, use your Chameleon Colorless Blender Pen. You will see how it removes some of the color and leaves the edge faded.

 

Chameleon Pens and Color Tops Used:

For the text part: The Chameleon Pen PR4 Purple Grape and Chameleon Color Tops PK5 Fuchsia, RD4 Crimson Red, OR4 Seville Orange, YL2 Summer Sun

For the first part of the logo: The Chameleon Pen RD4 Crimson Red and Chameleon Color Tops OR4 Seville Orange, YL2 Summer Sun


For the second part of the logo: The Chameleon Pen
PR4 Purple Grape and Chameleon Color Tops PK5 Fuchsia, RD4 Crimson Red 

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Also, Kate used masking fluid - a liquid latex-based product that is very effective on cardstock paper. It basically works like a masking tape and is easy to apply and peel off. It works perfectly with Chameleon markers. 

More of Kate Mur's Artwork 

Eye Drawing 

Eye drawing artwork Artwork by Kate Mur

 


Video by Kate Mur


Kate created this incredible Eye drawing with the Chameleon 52 Pen Super Set and Chameleon Pencils. Can you spot anything unusual in the eye of this piece?

"I always emphasize eyes, because there's truth in them."

For this piece of artwork, both sides of the Chameleon markers were used - the Brush Nib and the Bullet Nib. The double-ended design is part of the reason why Kate loves Chameleon markers - as they are multifunctional.

To add highlights and to smooth the edges of this piece, Kate used a white pencil. Specifically, the 'Smoke' end of the double-ended Chameleon Pencil Smoke & Slate.

The Chameleon Pens Kate used:

Paper: WG3 Warm Gray, WG7 Warm Gray, NU0 Sand

Skin: NU0 Sand, NU2 Light Peach, BR4 Burnt Umber, NU4 Caramel


Eye: NU2 Light Peach, PK4 Peony Pink, PK5 Fuchsia, WG3 Warm Gray, WG7 Warm Gray, OL3 Olive Green, YG3 Spring Meadow, BV4 Blue Violet, NU4 Caramel, GR4 Evergreen, GR2 Dark Sage, Black Detail Pen

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Eye Drawing Step by Step 

Eye drawing step by step

Do you want to color in Kate's Eye line art? Well, you're in luck - Kate has kindly shared her Eye drawing as a coloring page, which you can download for free below. 

Line art of an eye drawing  

Download Kate's Line Art here

We LOVE to see all your amazing artwork, so if you share your completed coloring page on social media - don't forget to tag us or #chameleonpens. 

 

Tiger Drawing

Tiger drawing & Chameleon Color & Blending System Pack 4Artwork by Kate Mur

For Kate's roarsome Tiger piece, she only used the contents of The Chameleon Color & Blending System #4. This pack contains nice skin shades/tones. Add 1 black Chameleon Detail Pen and that's all you need to draw a tiger (or a human) portrait. 

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I love how natural these shades look and how perfectly they blend with each other.


You can find the video of Kate creating this piece here.

Download Kate's Line Art here


Butterfly Drawing 

Butterfly drawing & Chameleon art products

Artwork by Kate Mur


Just look at those vivid colors in Kate's butterfly drawing! For this piece, Kate used colors from the Chameleon 52 Pen Super Set as well as multiple Chameleon Color Tops and Chameleon Pencils. 

Kate's favorite thing to do with Chameleon products is to experiment with different techniques. Here she incorporated effects such as color blends and overlays, pointillism, and mixed media.

You can find the time-lapse video of this artwork being created here.

 

Join in the coloring fun and discover the Chameleon effect for yourself by grabbing your art products today! 

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