Hello everyone, today it’s my turn to show some colouring, and I chose to do an underwater scene, using some of the Under The Sea digi images from the Make It Crafty Store.
I merged up a simple scene in Paint.Net featuring Mermaid Lola, and gave her a background of the Mermaid Castle nestled into the Sandy Sea Floor.
I have to say how much I liked these images – in fact I wished I had put a sea horse or 2 in the scene too! Mermaid Lola was great to play with - her tail was just inviting me to colour it! I gave it a blue-green colour, and shaded with greens to give the impression of shiny iridescent scales. I also dotted a silver pen over parts of her scales to give them some sparkle and make them glisten a little. The Mermaid Castle was really easy to colour – as the sand is white, it really only needs a bit of shading with some warm greys to bring it to life – likewise the sand on the sea floor.
The underwater effects are quite simple – although the photo hasn’t picked it up very well, I have graduated the background ocean colour from blue greens at the sea-floor level to blues at the top of the picture, feathering one shade into the next. As this produced visibly vertical strokes which I didn’t like, I decided to over-shade using similar-coloured pencils using light horizontal strokes – this covered up the vertical strokes a fair bit and also gives an effect like ripples. I also used several green pencils in upward strokes to colour in a patch of seaweed behind the sand in the foreground.
And this is the card I made using the colouring:
Copic colours used
Scales: BG10, BG01, G12, G24
Sand: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
Sea: BG09, BG05, B02, B05,
Skin & Hair: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13. YR31, Y21, Y17
Make It Crafty products I used
You can read more about this card, or see other projects of mine, at my blog HERE.
Thanks for dropping by! Happy colouring!
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