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.


1 comment:

Linda Compton said...

OMG OMG OMG That is one awesome sky. I love love love love love it. One more time LOVE it. Not sure if I could figure out how to do it myself, but want to try. Do you think it would work with acrylic paint or maybe Twinkling H2Os?