4 July 2016

Age is just a number

Copic and pencil are currently my colour mediums of choice, however I have recently treated myself to some new toys............more on that in future posts!

But I have been feeling somewhat guilty that my collection of Shinhan Touch Twin Brush markers have been sitting on my shelf for yonky donks, unused!!!! Now these do behave differently to Copic, the ink is thinner and the paler colours behave like colourless blender, easily removing ink if the dark colour is still wet.  I had also been struggling with bleeding issues, as I am in the habit of adding a lot of ink and being much thinner it permeated through the card too readily.

So for a while now I have been toying with the idea of trying a more Post Impressionist style of colouring which I had a bash at whilst playing with my crayons over the weekend and wondered if it  would help to combat the issues I have experienced with the markers and here is the result of my first attempt:

In order for this to work well I opted for a no-lines colouring, stamping the little dinosaur with Memento Angel Pink...... and then proceeded to colour the chap layering the ink with little dashes/lines.  The way Shinhan behave they seemed to blend pretty well using this method, I may have a go with Copic and see how they work with this technique!

If you are unsure as to what I am trying to achieve, here is a self-portrait painted by Vincent Van Gogh, created with short lines of colour...........

.........and here is the inside of the card with a snarky sentiment and co-ordinating dots 

I am really happy that I have finally found a method that works for my other markers and I will certainly be using this technique again, it was such fun to do!!!

Balloon: BG179, B68, B65, BG251, BG57
Hat: YR24, YR211, YR25, BR114
Body: Y222, YR26, YR32, BR104, Y223, Y141, BR102
Tummy: YR25, BR114, BR113, R135, R28, R131
Eyes: PB144, WG9
Spines: YR21, Y222, YR23
Spots: R16, BR111, BR101
Shadows: WG0.5, WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4
Foot: WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4
Claws: CG0.5, CG1, CG5, CG9, GY232, BR134
Teeth: PB144, BG3
Hat: B68, Y34, R16, BR115, BR113, WG1, WG2, BR134

For those unfamiliar with Shinhan Markers and their Colour Codes here is their colour chart:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs - Birthday Dino, Taylored Expressions - Another Year Older
Paper: My Minds Eye - Quilting Bee
Colouring Medium: Shinhan Touch Twin Brush markers
Tools: Memento Angel Pink ink, Die Namics Blueprints 15, Personal Impressions Smooth White card, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Enamel Dot stickers
Size of Card: USA A2

Thanks as always for dropping by, I hope some of you give this a go and please let me know how you get on.


Jacki Daniels said...

Anything you colour and what ever you use always turns out amazing Jane and this is no exception is there any end to your talent (I hope not) love it

Annette said...

Again, I'm in awe.

Lorraine said...

Your colouring is always amazing, and this little guy is so cute.
Lorraine x

coops said...

Absolutely stunning Jane.I adore the fun image and jaw dropping colouring as always ;D

xx coops xx

Househund said...

Oh no please don't tell me about anymore markers...i will buy them hoping to achieve work that looks like yours ..but it just wont happen lol...and you know how partial I am to dragons 😆..this one is particularly handsome xxxc

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

Love your coloring - such a great result!