Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mermaid


Today I am posting a Mermaid image I drew. She is very fun to color as you will see below :-)
I like to color my images with either colored pencils or water color pencils. For this image I used Prisma Color pencils because of the wide variety of colors available.

I usually start with the lightest colors and then add darker colors for the shadows and details.

To get a watercolor look to my drawing, I dipped a Blending stump into Mineral Spirits and "blended" the colors together. As you know, you can't use water on a digital stamp because the black ink will smear. This is a wonderful solution to artists like me who like to create Digital images but like the look of traditional watercolor painting.

I can thank Dawn - aka Doodle Princess for this suggestion. She has been researching products that work well with Digi- Images. For more info or to ask Dawn a question- go to Doodle Diva's Gallery.

Hugs and have a great day! PS- Tomorrow I'll be posting my "Husband" version of the "Hunting Widow" image - "Crafter's Widower" Heheh I think you will enjoy that one!

8 comments:

Dragonlady said...

Hi Karen

This is gorgeous - fab image and fab colouring.

Hugs Ali x

Anonymous said...

Wow - love, love your mermaid. Your coloring is fabulous and many, many thanks for your tips.
Please, please I must have a stamp version of this.

Mary P

gina said...

Hi Karen your Digi's are beautiful.

I would love to have you become a designer on a exclusive group I am setting up, please visit my blog http://www.yourspecialdelivery.blogspot and click on the members tab.

A christmas blog party has started and designers and crafters are joining this limited group. Visit us to find out more.

Thanks

Gina

Lisa Foster said...

This is absolutely lovely Karen!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

craft_princess said...

This mermaid looks amazing!!

pinky said...

Beautiful image and colouring and thanks for the tips.
Pinky

Doodle Queen said...

Hi Gina:

Thanks so much for posting :-) I will have to pass on your offer for now. We are crazy busy launching our own company and I don't think we'll have any free time. Please keep us posted and Good Luck to You! Sounds like a fun venture :-)

Hugs, Karen

Marjo said...

Hi just ordered this digi for my grandchild. It has been over 1/2 Hour. How long before we get a link to download? THanks Marjo