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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Just been practising some colouring.

Hi hope everyones having a relaxing weekend.
I've been having a practice at colouring  dresses, trying to work out how to get believable folds and creases. Anyone wanting some fantastic colouring tutorials needs to head over to Zoe - Make it Crafty she is one talented lady, her colouring is amazing and she loves to share her talents and techniques with some fab video tutorials.
This is Chrissys little Angel a digi available from Whimsy Stamps. I used Copics mainly, with touches of Prisma pencils at the end. Sorry about the quality of the photo, not brill, but its too dark and dreary to get much better.

This little cutie is called Gracie's roses, also available from Whimsy Stamps. I found her skirt caused me a bit more difficulty as there are so many folds. Again I used Copics on Gracie and flowers and Prisma on the background and little touches on the dress.
I think I find it tricky as I have only a few Copics and have to try to blend dark and light with no in between shades. Well thats my excuse.  Lol.
These are not brilliant I know and there's lots of room for improvement, but I am quite pleased with my first attempt.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend


Simone B. A. said...

wow your good :O.. i like it..
it would be nice if you also would read my blog


Donna Mosley said...

OMW! Sue, your colouring is also amazing. Love the how you bring everything to life.

Thanks for the tutorial link.

Donna x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for your lovely comment, your colouring is fantastic love both these images,
Chris x

angelwhispers said...

Lovely colouring Sue just love the shading on the dress folds just beautiful. Chanelle xxx

Jerri Jimenez said...

You're doing wonderfully with your Copic coloring, your images are gorgeous! Love Crissy's images, always so sweet!

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Zoe said...

Sue! First attempt! It's brilliant. You have done reallly really well. And you were definitely game to take on Crissy's Rosie! That dress scares me! heehee But you did a beautiful job.

As for the hight lights, honestly I don't have a particular method really, I work out where my light source is going to come from and most often I base that on how the image is drawn. Then as you saw in the video I just keep working the image until I am happy with it. Sometimes it gets darker because it takes a bit for me to be happy. heehee

As for your middle colour - try tip to tip or just lay down your light colour and quickly come in over the top with your darker colour and it should give you a lighter variant of the darker colour.

hugs xxoo

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