Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Busy and Exciting Weekend!

Green Moth Maiden designed by Ching-Choukuik Digital Stamps and colored by Carla Brooke
Its' been an exciting weekend for me. I tackled the monochromatic coloring competition sponsored by Kit and, using the free digi stamp designed by Ching-Choukuik Digital Stamps. I chose Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol as my medium. I'm very happy with the results. Then I was notified that I was picked as a new member of the Creative Ladybirds Creation Design Team! That is really so cool, I will be showing you what I can do with a variety of lovely new digital stamps. So come and check back, because the first challenege is March 1st.
Decoupage greeting card by Carla and Sandy Brooke

Now aside from that my husband Sandy and I have been at work, making 3D pictures in shadow box frames. I had been doing 3D cards with the decoupage cars. The frames look so cool using my husbands' color sketches and my hand cut decoupage cars.
Shadow framed decoupage picture by Carla and Sandy Brooke
On top of all that I took my first Zumba Gold class in several years. Veronica Scott was the instructor at the new studio run by Fitness 1 and she was wonderful. I very much need to get back in shape, loose a few pounds and bring up my endurance level. I hope to get more into it the next time.

Come again and see what I have to show you!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Drawing Digital Images: It's the Process!

I've been working on designing my own digital images for a few weeks and I have to tell you, I'm pretty proud of the progress I've made to improve my drawing. Of course like everything else, I do things my way!

First I have to say that I am very big on collecting books on the subject of drawing Mangas. My latest addition is really cool. "Shojo Fashion Manga Art School Year 2," has a world of ideas for unique and colorful clothing to help me create my characters.

While concentrating on these images I also copied by eye without guidelines and discovered my eye is pretty good! Taking the characters from the book and making them my own is a lengthy process, but I'm in love with the results. So check this out:

My rough draft next to the original.

My good copy next to the original using a ligh tbox over the rough draft.

Using the light box over the good copy of my image, I made a template.
Using the light box, I designed a new outfit over the template.

I used Prismacolor and Gamsol on my finished images, which were first drawn in pencil and then gone over with a black Pigma Micro Pen #01.