26 March 2024

Better late than never!

 Hello everybody!

A couple of months after I posted my Stag Christmas image I was diagnosed with PVD (Posterior Vitreous Detachment) which affected my vision and I had to stop drawing. 

I am now thankfully able to get back to doing what I love, albeit I'm taking it slowly.

Back in April 2020, Caroline McFarlane-Watts from Tall Tale Productions released a free colouring page - she set it as a #talltalescoloringchallenge during lockdown.

Oh well, I'm only 4 years late!

 I had such fun colouring this and I even remembered to take some photographs along the way.

It features some of Caroline's characters, including Hortense with her creepy stole.

 I was a little rusty at first but it soon started to click again. The picture is highly detailed and it was far too fiddly for Copics alone, so I enhanced my colouring with coloured pencils (Caran D'Ache Pablos and Luminance)

As I have done in the past, I printed the image in pale grey so I could achieve that "no lines colouring" look. 

I can even see my technique improving as I moved down the page, the lower half definitely has more depth and richness of colour.
 Maybe that's why Hortense is not looking too happy!

Nearly there!

The owls were a "hoot" to colour!
But, oh boy, those curls took ages to complete.

I am pretty chuffed with the end result and it feels really good being back in the studio.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Until next time
Happy Colouring

1 comment:

Denni said...

first....Welcome back!!!! OHMYGOSH JANE YOU HAVE BEEN SOOOOO MISSED!!! And how scary the PVD must have been, and I am so thankful that you are back in your studio again.

That image is incredibly funny, and as always your coloring is breathtaking and as one of your biggest fans, I can't wait to see more :)