Thursday, 30 July 2015

Secret Garden Postcard 2 - Colouring Challenge

Here we are the grand reveal of my second postcard, and I have to say that colouring this one was a lot more relaxing than the first, and now I am officially on a colouring roll... 
Be prepared Kayla!

I chose to mix up my techniques for this postcard.  I was tempted at first to ditch the watercolour pencils all together but instead chose to use them to create a green colour wash background.  The minute I splashed that green on the paper I knew this was already going to be less stressful. 

Normally I love doing tiny detail work and yet when colouring these cards I feel it just frustrates me, so by taking the jump and choosing to 'mess-up' and go outside the lines to begin with it took away that pressure and I felt so much happier.

To have the flowers and leaves really 'pop' on the page I chose to use my ProMarkers and in photographs that green is really bright!  

So with my second postcard done I feel I had a bit of a revelation about why I didn't enjoy the last one I coloured, and now have a much better plan for completing the rest (and catching up to Kayla).

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Sketchbook Challenge - Dinosaurs

Let's start this post with an admission - I am currently drawing on paper instead of the sketchbook for the time being.

After putting off doing these dinosaurs (wish I hadn't worried about them so much now) I really enjoyed them and once I started I just kept going.

So the three dinosaurs I decided on are - stegosaurus - triceratops - apatosaurus

So there you have it - my three dinosaurs. Now I just have to wait and see what Emma comes up with next...

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Colouring Challenge - Secret Garden Postcard - 3

So here is my 3rd postcard ... that's right 3rd! Hint hint Emma ;) (p.s big thank you to Emma for sending me the blank one in a picture as I was too eager to get started that I completely forgot to take one!)

Just a quick note for this one - I decided a few things before I set out the first being that I wanted to leave more white sections to contrast against the last one I did and secondly that I was going to avoid pink as I do realise that I do go crazy with the pinks :D

So here it is my 3rd postcard using blues, greens and purples (plus yellow for the gorgeous little bumble bee)

See more piccies on my Tumblr!

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Secret Garden Postcard 1 - Colouring Challenge

Finally I finished a postcard for this challenge! I thought these postcards where going to be the most relaxing thing ever, that I would be churning them out leaving Kayla in my colouring dust!

How wrong I was, I'm not sure if it was the postcard I picked, but I found colouring this to be the most stressful thing ever... I may be taking it all to seriously too.

 I chose watercolour pencils for this first postcard with the intention of blending the colours out with water when I had finished but I ended up loving it too much and didn't want to change it.

While these pencils are not as vibrant as I had hoped I feel that the overall pastel effect probably brings it together into a colour scheme, as I did get a little too excited at using these pencils and used pretty much every colour!
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