Thursday, 22 February 2018

Scribble Picnic - Fill in the Blank

This week's prompt was a 'Fill in the blank' which was basically to use a stumpy rectangle.

This is my take...I thought of glasses from the beginning in a variety of ways but this little critter won out. I guess his camera could pass for the prompt too.

First the pen sketch 


A couple of watercolour layers to build colour


Then some Prismacolor pencils and a Posca paint marker for highlights to finish him

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Next week's prompt is 'One of a kind'....see you at the picnic!

34 comments:

  1. I can't get over the dimension you've added with the color. This is so cool!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lorraine! He was fun to do. :)

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  2. How cute...he jumps right off the page. I think the added color is exactly what Lorraine said...brings a whole new dimension. Great job...and a camera no less....haha

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    1. Thanks, Wanda! He was fun to do...straight from my imagination.

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  3. He is so cute with his rectangular glasses! Fun take on the theme Serena!

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  4. "What, you want to paint a portrait of me? Okay, but I'd really rather take a photo of you instead."
    He's adorable!

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  5. I love this little fella! :) What do you use for colour Serena?

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    1. Thanks, Rain! I added in an extra progress pic for you with more explanation on what I did. Basically, after the initial pen sketch, I added a couple of watercolour layers, then used Prismacolor pencils to enhance the watercolours. I use a white Posca paint marker for the highlights and also came back in with my black fountain pen to give him more emphasis. So glad you like him. :)

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    2. Oh thank you so much for the explanation! When I see how lovely your stuff turns out I wonder if I can ever achieve that. I never thought of adding the colored pencils over the watercolours, what a great idea! I have my Prismacolor pencils that I just love, I hope you don't mind if I borrow your technique in the future!! :)

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    3. Not at all...enjoy playing with the technique. And yes, you WILL be able to achieve it. The more you practise, the better you will get.

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    4. A clarification...my Prismacolor pencils colouring pencils. They are not the Prismacolor watercolour range. Not sure which ones you have but, whatever the case, you can still use watercolour pencils and simply not add water to them.

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    5. Thank you Serena, I actually have the Prismacolor Premier coloring pencils. I have a set of watercolor pencils too but I don't use them that much. And thank you so much for your encouragement!

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    6. Great...they are the ones I have. Have fun!

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  6. What a hoot ... so cute and clever. The glasses and camera are perfect rectangles and your colors are amazing ... really brought the little fella to life :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  7. You really brought him to life with the color and highlights! :) Cute.

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  8. A bird as a twitcher :) its very nice :)

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    1. He could well be a twitcher. haha Thanks, Jen! :)

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  9. Oh, he's absolutely brilliant and adorable and ooohhhh so huggable. I LOVE it, Serena. Your stumpy rectangle references are perfect -both of them! this is just so well rendered all round. Really brings joy to my heart as I look at it. Great job!!! thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks, Michael...I'm so glad you like him!

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  10. Very nice highlights on this guy. It really stands out, looks great!

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  11. This is just fabulous Serena - so colorful, and love his beak and feet. Then blue dungarees are perfect too!
    Your explanation for coloring is so helpful - you are kind to share how you use the pencils. I really should look for one of those white Posca paint markers as often I wish I had a way to add highlights. Pencils, reg. and watercolor are what I am using for as you know I'm no artist, but do use them to add color to my edited photos. It's all so much fun.

    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary!

      I'm always happy to help other artists progress along in their journey.

      There are a few white pens on the market that I have used - a Signo one, and a Gelly Roll...but I do find I always come back to my Posca paint marker because I feel it is more opaque than the others. I will also use white gouache, gesso, or white acrylic paint at times.

      Hugs,
      Serena

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  12. What a sweet little guy! So great to see all the layers and how that adds all the textures and dimensions.

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  13. I think his eyeglasses could pass for the prompt as well.

    he is adorable. I like all the colors especially the bright yellow. & it's always fun to see the the sketch to the final piece.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks, Lissa! His eyeglasses were actually the prompt but I felt the camera could pass for it also.

      Enjoy your week. :)

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  14. such a fun lad you created.
    fun to see what you did with the shape.

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