Speaking of detail....some folks out there may be a bit overwhelmed by how much detail is in these images. Or, perhaps you are short on time, but you need to make something fabulous. Allow me to give you a way to ease your coloring anxiety and/or speed up the process a bit. I give you...The Halloween Queen.....
As you can see, this image has a whole lot going on. But I chose to focus on just a small area. I simply took a cup and, in pencil, drew a circle where I wanted to color. Then I went to town. Here's a close up.
I used a trifecta of coloring mediums here. Watercolor markers, Copics, and pencils! Oh pencils, how I've missed you....Using this spotlight technique, really makes your image come to life. It draws your eye right to that important spot, and if you're careful to stay within your circle (or any other shape for that matter), it looks so cool.
This is definitely a time saving technique too. I got this image colored so quickly...yet because of the technique, it doesn't look rushed. I did add a bit of Antique Linen Distress Ink to the white spots of the image, just so that the white wasn't so stark. I am entering this card into the Poisoned Peas Please challenge of Wicked Stepmother. Perhaps the Halloween Queen IS the wicked stepmother, writing out a potion or incantation to rid herself of the beautiful step daughter she was forced to adopt. Or, perhaps it is the other way around, and this lovely girl is writing to long lost family, in hopes of escaping the wrath of her wicked step mother. I'll let YOU decide how this tale is told. And now, on to Amarantha Reading...
Isn't she fabulous??? And she's reading Poe! I wonder what....Could it be The Black Cat? The Tell Tale Heart? Perhaps The Fall of the House of Usher... I always liked that one. No matter what she is reading, at least it is Poe. I chose to go with fairly bright colors for this one...though the urge was certainly pulling for me to go dark. But, I rather like how it's turned out. I especially love the hands pulling at the bottom of the circle.
I stuck with just my 2 types of markers for this image. My sentiment is from Smeared Ink. My border punch is from Martha Stewart. Purple paper from DCWV.
I cannot get enough of the images from this artist. I love every one of the images done in this style. I hope to have some more of them colored up soon. I certainly have many of them printed out! Be sure to visit the SBS Blog to see what some of the other gals on the DT have created with this collection. Plus, the digis are on sale right now! All of the deets are on the blog. So hurry on over! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!