Hello folks - I've used more traditional Christmas colours for my card today using Winter Fairy Manty - such a sweetie! As always, he can be found in Mo's store here. and all the deets of my card can be seen here on my blog.
Yes I'm still on CAS for Christmas with a lot help from Mo's images, here's a new one for this year Christmas Season's Greeting. Doesn't the image make a fun card, she also comes with a sentiment but I decided to use a die which just happened to arrive in my craftroom. I have lots of Mo's Christmas images coloured up just need time to turn them into Christmas cards.
Hi there - I don't think Pignon is necessarily a Christmas image but I love toadstools at Christmas so have made her into a Christmas card, and I've used one of my favourite colour combo's again of blue and red! You can find her here in Mo's Digital Pencil with full details on my blog here.
I love Valerie in Winter not only do you get 3 stamps for $6.75, this one being one of them she is so easy to colour. If you're not confident with faces and animals there's barely any to worry about. She also helps with CAS Christmas cards that means I can get a lot more cards made.
I've been asked so many times "how did you colour this or that"
always given the same answer - I don't really know how to explain it,
just feel the things and don't follow any certain rules.
The truth is
there are some rules and the main is to look and to realize what we see.
In many cases helps the painting (in this case - the colouring) while
looking at a real object.
As today I'm going to colour an apple, I went to the near grocery store
and bought some apples for inspiration:
After I coloured the other parts there comes the apple's turn.
favourite combination in the red range of colours is R32, R35, R37, and
R39, with little help from RV99:
I start with the brightest tone:
Then comes the darkest one:
And the next brighter ones:
The brightest spot I carefully "wash up" with the Colorless Blender:
Now comes the time to return to the first picture in the post, this with
the real apples.
Do you notice that all over the covering of the apple
there are tiny little spots, like dots?
On the green and yellow apples
these spots are more brownish.
To do them I use a white ball point gel
As the white dots are unrealistically contrastive,
I gently repeat them
with a red marker but really carefully
because the alcoholic markers
blend the white ink:
After I colour the leaf, too, I make a contour on the outher side,