Hiya colouring buddies,
Autumn is definitely in the air, so this month we will be using the cute Yohoo's Pumpkin Digi
Before I printed the image I uploaded it into my Craft Artist software so I could lighten the lines ready for the 'No line colour' technique.
It's very hard to see n the picture, but when printed the lines are now much lighter.
Pen used are:
March Hare (Spring/Summer 2014 Limited Edition)
Cool Grey 2
Firstly, with a flicking motion use March Hare and start to colour where the darkest areas with be.
Now do the same with the Tan marker, but don't go out as far as the first colour
Repeat the same process with the Cinnamon marker, but don't go as far out as the second colour.
Repeat the first three steps again, but this time come a little further out with each colour
Using the same technique, colour the head as below
For his belly, I used a light set of colours : Almond, Satin and Pastel Beige.
Using the Almond, colour whole area...
and then add some shadow using Satin
Darken the edge of the shadow a little more with some Pastel Beige (sorry for the state of the pen. It's one of my original pens that is still going strong :)
Now complete the face using the same process. And to add a bit of texture, take your blender pen and lightly dot all over the areas you have just coloured
And then the feathers you coloured earlier
Colour the whole beak with Oatmeal (remember to leave a white highlight spot)...
Add some shadow using a Apricot marker
And blend together with the Oatmeal
Then fill the whole pumpkin in with Oat meal to blend together (sorry there is no picture of this step, it disappeared from my camera). Complete the neaxt two pumpkins in the same way. And then colour the stalks as below using the pens: Apple, Grass and Lush Green
I slightly darkened his eyes using a Cool Grey 2 pen, but this step is optional
His feet are finished using a Burgundy pen
For the grass and leaves I used the same colours as the stalks: Apple, Grass and Lush Green, as follows.
For the grass I thought I'd us a slightly different technique to give a feeling of texture. I dotted the colours on each colour layer and I really think it gives you the feeling of texture rather than a flat colour
Still using the dotting action, use the Apple marker to blend together.
I can't wait to see your colour along finished images. So why not pop over and share them on our Facebook Group (don't worry they are a friendly lot). See you over there
Until next month