4 January 2016

I challenge you to look back and see how much you have improved

I've lost count how many times I have read.....oh I wish I could colour like you, or I'll never be able to do that!!!

Well, my response is......YES you can!

But I promise there is no magic wand or trick involved!
Would it be as much fun if it were that easy?

Nope, you have to practice.....then practice some more!!

So I thought it would be fun to show you what my colouring looked like 4 years ago and compare it with what I am doing now!

  

Image: Fixer Boy by Mo Manning

Here is a closer look at my work from back in 2012, I'd been using Copics for about 18 months by this stage!



Unfortunately I didn't post a colour list back then, but I did include a tip on creating distressed leather

and here is my latest rendition of Mo's budding handyman


Ground - W0, W1
Dungarees - W0, W1, W2, W3, YR30, E50, E51, N1, N3, E53, E55
T Shirt - BG10, BG11, BG13, T0, T1, T2
Toolbelt - E11, E13, E15, E17
Hat - E30, E31, W0, W1
Hammer/Spanner - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3
Tools - E93, E97, YR20, YR21, YR23, R21, R22, R24, W1, W2, W3, W5
Shoes - N1, N2, N3, B0000, W0, W1
Boy - E0000, E000, E00, V20, R20
Hair - E11, E15, E18, E21

Enhanced with Caran D'Ache Pablo's and Luminance pencils
Digital image printed at 20% opacity using Pages and Epson printer

As you can see my colouring has changed quite a lot in the past few years; I am constantly learning and improving.......and guess what
 SO CAN YOU!

It takes time, no matter how many videos you watch or classes you attend.
Your colouring will improve the more you practice........... 

and please remember
never be afraid to share your work, be proud of what you've created!!

Challenges


Happy Colouring in 2016

15 comments:

Maria Sabina R. said...

you are amazing! love your work!!!

Margaret A said...

Thank you. I have lost a lot of the feeling in my fingers because of my chemotherapy and being unable to manage my normal card making style bought a complete set of Spectrum alcohol pens to try colouring...and I'm rubbish. So practice..practice..practice.

Margaret A said...

Thank you. I have lost a lot of the feeling in my fingers because of my chemotherapy and being unable to manage my normal card making style bought a complete set of Spectrum alcohol pens to try colouring...and I'm rubbish. So practice..practice..practice.

Sheryl said...

Well all I can say is that practice certainly makes perfect. This is breathtaking. Quite rightly the cleverly simple design of your card makes that fabulous image pride of place. Awesome. Great to have you stop by at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Tamie said...

Your coloring is PHENOMENAL!! The layouts and colors are awesome too. Thank you for sharing your master piece with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #25.

Tamie DT

Annette said...

Somehow I don't think I'll get to where you are in a million years, let alone 4! I don't think you appreciate how good you are honey!

Kathy S said...

When I saw your image I thought there is no way that was copics as it looked like pencils. Then I noticed that you went over it with pencils. Do you have tutorials to do that or is this something you just started playing with. Gorgeous work.

Amy Cohen said...

Wowzers! I love to see the comparison- honestly I loved your first one too. Thank you for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine Color and Craft Anything Goes challenge.
Amy-DT

Chana Harris said...

Beautifully colored and masterfully presented. The visual impact of the image is elevated by your choice of papers and the beautiful layering! Thanks, so much, for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

sandra Iverson said...

I have to say, what an incredible artist you are! Your improvement is phenomenal!
Thanks for joining us over at Color and Craft Challenge by Lacy Sunshine
Hugs
Sandra (DT Coordinator)

Tracy said...

He's about to walk off the screen! Amazing work Jane. There's nothing wrong with the old version either. Hugs!

Laine said...

I agree with you about practice resulting in improvement Jane. It works, but your work is exceptional. Your colouring is outstanding and brings such delight!

Joan B said...

wow. the first card is fantastic. the second is amazing. you are so talented!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fantastic card and coloring Jane!!

Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Hugs,
Kelly

Vivian Cunningham said...

I will be retiring in a few months so I hope to practice and maybe one day be good enough to let my work show, it is beautiful the work you do.Vivian

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