Ohh pretty colours!
I dedicated today to making an image that I could turn into a phone case image. I ordered a clear case to fit my phone, so I could use my own pictures, on paper slipped between the phone and clear case. I have to wait until I get the case to cut out the photo holes and whatnot, so I have to wait before cutting it out. In this time I can scan it in incase I need to print it, or could clean it up for online printing. I used my touchfive markers to colour, and as you can tell, I need more purple colours. I should really have begun the gradient from red to blue, but I didn’t plan very well. I added a bit more variation using coloured pencils, so they looked more cohesive, and added some gradients on each critter.
Things did not go to plan.
But that didn’t stop me from drawing!
I’m really loving the way this picture is looking, mainly because it’s a collage of my favourite things. I’m trying not to look at pictures to influence the way things look and avoiding all copyrighted objects.
The only thing I didn’t draw was the little game controller that my boyfriend drew for me.
The paper I’m using is the same Reeves A5 watercolour paper I’ve used over the last couple of days, and I outlined in a Copic multiliner, which is waterproof, allowing me to use watercolours, once I’ve finished drawing.
I think I’ve got the doodling bug.
Figured out the copy function on my printer finally. Since it has so much trouble connecting to my computer, it was much easier to take it out of the equation. I printed one of the pictures at 70% onto regular white card, so I could use my Copics. The page was larger than A4, so I had to fill back on the bottom of the picture. There wasn’t room to fix the top of the wing. It was fun to do, and I quite like the results. I could use this on a card, but I think I might frame it instead. I’m not sure yet.
Not much to say. I got the dog contact to match the cats, and despite not liking dogs, or orange, I quite like this design.
Your Homework for this week: look up Peter Draws on YouTube. He has good advice, nice drawings and the most relaxing voice ever. I tried doodling like he does, but I get bored easily. Maybe I should keep a page for doodling for five minutes a day so I don’t get bored and start filling the area with big shapes.