Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Animals

Time for a new Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes with an alternate theme of your favorite Animal.  I chose the beautiful Going North.

The image is beautiful on its own, but I wanted to create a scene with the gorgeous and phenomenal Northern Lights but it took me a bit to figure out how to create them :)  I colored the image with copics.  Used Adirondack acrylic paint dauber white to create the snow, and then glued glitter to create the glistening snow.    Then airbrushed the sky masking around the image and trees.   I didn't want to mess up my sky and have to redo my image, which I had spend a lot of time coloring.  I airbrushed a blank piece of cs and used the paint pen I thought would work for the aurora.  I ran several lines of paint and while it was wet I used my finger to brush in an upward motion to blend the white paint from the line upward.  I kept painting the line and blending until I got the aurora I wanted working in small sections.  After I was happy with the sample cs, I moved to my image and worked the same technique until I had completed the entire sky.  If you wanted to make a colored aurora you could use colored paint pens but I only had white, which I like for this particular image.

Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and see what animals the rest of the DT chose, there are some really awesome creations as always.  Grab an image from Mo's store and play along in the challenge.
Congratulations to the Top 3 winners and the Random winner this week.  We have had so many wonderful entries in the Challenges and so fun to see them all.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

Brrr....Cold again here in Omaha, but it warms my heart to get to create a new Mo's creation for a new Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes with the optional theme of Boy's will be Boys.  I created an altered notebook for my Grandson's 5th Birthday:

I used the darling, My Tamborine,  image for my little notebook.  Kids just love to have little notebooks they can write in when they are learning to write so thought Gage would think this was pretty special.

Colored with copics and the embellishments are little wood letters and the number 5, for his birthday year we are celebrating.   I do not have a silhouette so the image was cut by hand :)

It was so much fun to have so many entries for the Challenge this fortnight.  Always so much fun to look at all of the darling Mo images all colored up so cute.  Grab a Mo image and play along for a chance to win a Mo's gift certificate, one is given away for every 25 entries.  Plus we have the Top 3 entries.

Be sure to stop by the other DT members blogs and see what awesome creations they have for you to see and stay tuned for some exciting changes coming in the next few weeks :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week :)


Monday, February 2, 2015

Challenge Winner at Kit and Clowder!!!

Who Me!! I was just a little excited, not because I was the best colorist in the contest, because I am not that nieve or conceited, but close.  I colored a darling Ppinky image for the favorite Color combo challenge at Kit and Clowder this month, actually I colored 3 and Alyce chose this image as the winner for the Encouragement award:

I had worked hard on the hair, eyes, body and wings and in my true nature over did the wings, and in my opinion ruined them, by accenting the lower wings with a way too dark line of maroonish             ( technical color term LOL  ) in a totally non-Alyce flicking motion :)  Before I decided it was way too dark and uggly I had highlighted it with Atyou clear glitter pen and then there was no removing or blending out the color.  Sooooooooooooo   what to do....

I debated about just junking the whole thing, but I don't remember ever doing that with any image, they may have 52 layers of color but they will be fixed LOL.  Then decided that I could use strips of thin paper to "hide" the side marker and leave just a narrower bit showing.  In real life it actually looks better than when photographed which accentuates all faults.  The end result was that I was pleased enough to post the image at the last minute and Alyce said to enter it which I did and wahlaah,  Winner Winner Chicken Dinner :)

The moral of the story is to never give up and just throw it away after you have worked so hard on something, find a way to fix it, no one but you knows that you really messed up unless you tell them, we really are our own worst critics and after all ....coloring is my therapy and I am so happy to be back creating again after last year.

In case you are wondering I am taking the Hair and Skin, and Clothing classes  here to improve my coloring techniques and because I can....Alyce is awesome.  The classes are wonderful and although I still kind of put my own spin on things ( go figure) like go lighter to darker and  and I will never be a flickin flicker no matter how much I practice, but I try, I can see a noticable difference in my DT work and all of my coloring.  Seeing light source and shadows has never been a problem for me but I tend to always source from one direction, so trying to use the classes to broaden my horizens.  They are reasonably priced and there is no time limit to finish.

Well, to say the least I was excited to have be in the Top 3 for this challenge and get to be a Guest Designer for the next Challenge, I will make the time :)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my excitement and have a wonderful creative week :)