Ok I don’t know why I picked that title but it sounded funny in my head… yeah I know … ME <- Nut! But that is OK, I can live with that.
But but but – I wanted to show you something… and seriously it has no lines!! Well not black ones anyway!! 🙂
It all came about because Meesh (Michelle) challenged me to colouring ‘Sheer Lace’ in the MiC Private FB group
Side note: honestly if you are addicted to colouring and you have FB – you have to come play with us in there. The ladies are a hoot!!
My attempt at colouring Lace… well not so good. But then we were chatting about how it would be easier to just ‘draw’ the item of clothing on after you had coloured the image and then attempt the sheer look… and it hit me that it was all because of the black outlines of a stamped image!! I made a random comment about how I wanted to get some light memento ink and try colouring a light coloured stamp…
Two hours later I couldn’t stop thinking about my comment… and then… I became OBSESSED!! I raided my inks trying to see what I had on hand…
I had completely forgotten I had this huge collection of Adirondack inks and so I grabbed ‘Cloudy Blue’, stamped Tilda with Watering Can and I began.
To be honest, it is the hardest image I have ever coloured!! I can not believe how much I have relied on those black lines!!
I had to have a very steady hand, and REALLY think about how I would break each element up and add the light and dark areas in such a way that there would be enough contrast between sections. It was scary when I first began because as soon as I added colour, the line was gone! Doing the hair was a disaster!! I actually have trouble with the hair on this character anyhow (haven’t quite figured it out yet) but add to that your lines disappearing and it is definitely a hair ripping moment!! lol
It was coloured with copics of course – but to really help define the lines I came in with prismcolor pencils to add sharpness and more definition and contrast.
However… through all that stress… the outcome is my favourite image ever! I am totally hooked on this idea and so completely obsessed that I had to colour another image…
This time… a whole scene. But I can’t show you that one until Monday. 🙂
So I just wanted to share and I HIGHLY recommend trying it. Even if you’re scared or don’t think you will do a good job. It doesn’t matter. Just try it, because I promise it will help you look at your colouring differently and look at your images in a new light. I promise!!! Go on – try it now!! hehee
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