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 :)