Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm in Digital AWE....

A while back I printed out some digital pieces to make projects with, but never found a good time to give them a go.  FINALLY I'm back at it and here's what's on my stamp desk.

Screeeeeech...hold the horses!!!  First, here's where I got the image!  You did know Hero Arts has digital cd's right??? I've linked the picture below to the website if you want to have a look-see.  This CD has fabulous vintage style images...you can print and color to your hearts desire.

So here's my lady in all her bare uncolored glory. I created a sheet with images (she's about 5" tall).  I saved the file on a little jump drive and took it to get printed at Office max.  I like to have them printed with toner just in case I want to use Copic markers.  My printer isn't the best and Office max has a nice cardstock which works perfect for me.



Using color pencils...I started by shading her hair color.  I wanted a red-head so I used a combination of golds, terracotta, browns, oranges, etc.  This picture shows the beginning of her eye make-up where I'm using shades of Grey to give her *flapper* style eyes.  Note: I'm using pencils without a blender solution.


I continued blending her eye make-up...now moving onto her pale skin color.  I've darkened the areas around her forehead and neck crease.  When I color, I take the process slowly, adding more color on top as needed. 

 
Now I've moved on to her head band and eyes.  I have chosen an olive green for her eyes, have darkened the area just under her eyelid to add a bit of dimension. 


I've finished coloring her and added some glossy accents to give her some shine.  I also added a white dot on her eyes to create catch lights. 


She's on the table drying from all of her spa treatments, I'll be adding her to something hopefully *uber* fantastic in the next few days. I'll show you that process next.  Oh and before I go, my preferred color pencil is Prismacolor, they are smooth and easy to work with plus the pigments are vibrant.  Love them!

Thanks!

8 comments :

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

She is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing Shari! Can't wait to see the uber cool project!

Anthonette said...

Gorgeous, Shari! Thanks for the tip about having a digi image printed at Office Max. I was wondering how you would've colored this image using Copics...mystery solved.

Eveline said...

Beautiful! I'm looking forward to the end result.
Eveline.

Candy C said...

Very cool process! Love it!

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeous! Lovely lady!

Jill said...

Jaw
on
floor.

Your coloring is simply amazing. I am in such awe of your talents! Thanks for sharing- can't wait to see how you use her on a project!

Hannah said...

the coloring is just amazing, Shari! i am completely in awe! please do share the finished project! and thanks for sharing a step-by-step of the spa treatment. it was fun!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! your coloring is amazing Shari! thanks for the step by stop, i really loved seeing the process. gorgeous work! can't wait to see what you make with her!