I was playing around with some of my new pens when I had a “moment” ..it was one of those 3 am .. “I wonder what would happen if I….” moments that some of you have become used to on this blog.
If you have never tried this… you really should. Some of you are so way beyond me in coloring skills and watercoloring.. so this is more of a technique project that an actual finished piece project. Obviously to make a stunning piece you really need to take a bit more time than I am going to on this video… but it will give you a good idea of what you can achieve.
The concept is the same as coloring with any other media..you still need to pay attention to your shadows and highlight placement. But this is something you can do no matter what your budget and get some really cool pieces. For these projects I am using Canson Mixed Media paper pads, an Epson Eco Tank Printer and an H2o brush/fine art brush and plain tap water and a small artist brush. Then you can, if you want add in additional coloring media..such as pencils, inks, pens… to take it up a notch. I mainly use Chameleon Pens and Zig Kurecolor.. but will also be adding in a few extra and will note what I use by each image in future posts. I have a few more samples I will share in follow up posts when finished 🙂
No matter what your skill level, this is something cheap and fairly quick to do and even a total novice can achieve some cool finished projects.
Ok..so here we go…. here’s a video to show you just how quick and easy this technique can be. No Fancy nails, no fancy set up… just a down home quicky video… probably complete with a running commentary background from my 4 year old “director” ** By the time I got to finish up the video etc ….My mini-me is tucked up fast asleep..but I am sure he will show up in future videos. He has been in a few previously…. did I mention we don’t do serious? lol
You will get used to him appearing in these videos..at least the audio…he’s a bit of a ham and hijacks all of my projects lol. We REALLY don’t do serious…. 🙂
ok ..so video first followed by a bunch of quick samples.
This is an image I found on Digital Tuesday before I even knew digital stamp artists existed – digitaltuesday.blogspot.com
A quick splash of Chameleon Pens RD4 Crimson Red and voila..instant pop.
This is A KennyK Stamps Image… and one of my favorite characters to color Brianna Blaster
A splash of subtle color on this one, again with Chameleon Pens.
NU00 – Nude
BL3 – Sky Blue
PK3 – Bubble Gum
If you enjoyed this idea and decide to try it out, I would love to see what you do with it. I’m going to play around with some color prints too ..just because I can..and I am curious to see how the colored ink reacts… so expect to see more of this idea in future.
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