Make it Crafty Challenge
I guess it is easiest if I post my image first:
The image was coloured with Copics, the background was airbrushed with Caran D'ache pencil additions to the hair and clear gel pen on the halo.
I am going to try and do a "How to" section with the Make It Crafty Challenges from now on - in an attempt to make my posts a little more fun and fingers crossed - informative!!
How to Colour White
(well Jane's method anyway)
I've coloured the above image with Copics, but whatever medium you opt for will require similar colours to get this effect:
The temptation when you are faced with a white dress or at this time of year, snow, is to leave the area completely uncoloured. But that just leaves you with a very flat, somewhat boring image and if we're honest none of us want that.
To avoid this you actually need to colour the shadows and thereby give the impression of a white object - in this instance the little Angels dress and bow.
If you still think I'm being daft look at "white" objects around your house and you will see that none of them are pure white - they are basically shades of grey - to show what I mean here is an image of my radiator below:
Shock, horror - it's not plain white!!
I like to start with the palest grey and build up to the darkest shades - believe it or not from C00 right up to C5, blending as I go. I also added a dash of BG0000 and B0000. The only parts that I have left uncoloured are parts of the right sleeve and the two front folds and parts of the bow - everywhere else has been coloured with various shades of grey.
Why not give it a try yourself - and enter this fortnights challenge, posting your entry HERE
...............and I'd like to enter my little Angel into the following challenges:
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Christmas
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Monochromatic
Creative Craft Challenges - Free for all
Deep Ocean Challenge - "C" is for Christmas and Cool Blue
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Oldie but Goodie Challenge - Let it Snow
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers