Are you ready for a little challenge and inspiration? I have been coloring some of Make It Crafty’s amazing images today and had some fun with the Enchanted Unicorn. I wanted to color something white and leave it with the feel of it remaining a white image. How do we color white you ask? Well there are a few things you can do.
1. Color the background a color
2. Color only the areas of the image that would be the shadow areas.
I have done both these things using this image. The first thing I did was airbrush the background using B45 and a little N9. It wasn’t anything fancy, just mask the image off and spray. If you do not have an airbrush you can simply color the background with even saturation. I then used my blender pen to gently push back some of the color to create clouds. Some blender “pushing” was a single layer and other parts i repeated a few times to lighten even more (of course I let the application dry in-between removing the next layer). Pretty quick, pretty simple, amazing results! By coloring around an image you wish to appear white, the look is almost achieved for you with this last step. But to take it to the next level you should color in the shadow area of your white image. You can be subtle or go a little nuts like what I did with the Unicorn by adding purples and green in my shadowed area. For this image I used BV0000 BV000 BV20 YG11. By using the BV0000 closest to the area I am leaving white it appears to be a smooth blend. if your chosen color doesnt smoothly blend into the white, grab out your blender pen and smooth it in.
Give it a try. Lets see what fun stuff you can create with your backgrounds, and coloring white images.
Store image used Enchanted Unicorn