Saturday, December 5, 2009
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!