9 March 2014

Back to basics

Hey Peeps :)


I recently read Zoe's Colouring Tutorial Colouring Techniques with Markers and I really wanted to take my colouring a step back, to think about what I was actually doing with my Markers. So, although this isn't the most complicated project on the planet, I spent some time practising some of the basics you can get to taking for granted. I'm a firm believer in watching how different people do the same thing, and adapting it to what works for you. That said, when I was thinking more about how I was using my Markers, I noticed a few habits I've slipped into. Break the habits, and I may just see that elusive improvement...


 Copics Used...  
Skin; E50, E51, E11, R20, E04, Hair; E23, E25, E27, E29, Ground; E41, E42, E43, Turquoise; BG45, BG49, BG78

Supplies...
Image; Mariah; Make it Crafty, Papers; Dies; My Minds Eye Collectable Notable, Die-Namics Pierced Rectangles

26 comments:

Milliesmarvels said...

This is gorgeous and very inspirational! I need to go back to basics too and start again with my colouring.
Jane
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous and I think your colouring is fabulous as shown here

Christine L said...

I think we all fall into bad habits with out colouring... but your shading on this girl's skirt shows you are a perfect colourist... but then again, I've always thought so!!

Have a lovely Sunday..
Christine x

Fiona said...

this is stunning Faye and the colouring is amazing!!

Must check out the tutorial myself!!

Fi
x

Squirrel x said...

How can you improve on already achieved perfection?! Hugs xx

Sarah said...

Oh that is one gorgeous image and such a classy card.

I've got that e-book and the shading one too - they are great aren't they! I read them but then for me it's just a case of trying not to be colouring in at the last minute so I've got time to go slow instead of rushing like a manic and then saying - damn it'll have to do!!!

Your colouring is, and always has been, something to aspire to.

Sarah

Debbie said...

Hi Fluffy.
I am just like Sarah above, I am always out of time when it comes to colouring, so end up having less time to colour, I might have to invest in the tutorial e book as your colouring is Stunning.
Debbiex

Sue said...

You know how much I LOVE your colouring Faye! Your card is gorgeous, I love the sweet image and perfect colouring. Her dress looks so beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

I think I would need more than a book!! lol Your colouring is always stunning.
Have a lovely Sunday
Lorraine x

M DelValle said...

Wonderful!! I don't believe I've seen Zoe's coloring videos. I wonder sometimes how people "see" the image and how they want to color it. You did a excellent job!

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun,this is stunning,the detail is amazing,and your coloring sweetie is just first class always was hugs Cherylxxxxx

Donna said...

Ab fab and WOW to your colouirng :) Donna ♥ x

lenny said...

Saw your card on Facebook this morning...STUNNING!! Fab pleats!!

Cathy said...

Great card with a beautifully colored image! She is a real cutie! I agree how can you improve perfection?

jimlynn said...

I really need to come take coloring lessons from you! SO pretty.
Lynn

Anita said...

This is gorgeous Faye! It's hard to believe you would have slipped into any bad coloring habits :)

Sara I. said...

I didn't think your coloring needed any improvement ;) but I think what you did here is gorgeous!

Pia S said...

Fabulous coloring, you do pleats so well. I paper piece dresses, need I say more...?

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! stunning colouring as always Faye and I love the gorgeous image.

Donna x

Kat W said...

Your colouring always looks fab to me and this little cutie is no exception. It's so nice to get hints and tips from others though; what would we do without the internet?!
Love the CAS design of your card too :-)
Hugs, Kat x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Pop's Cards said...

I love this sweetie, absolutely gorgeous!! Huggles Pops x x x

heidy said...

Simple gorgous Faye!!
XXX Heidy

coops said...

simply stunning faye.i love your cas design and fabulous image :D

xx coops xx

Shelly said...

Hiya Fluff! Oh I wish I had the 'habits' you mention, I LOVE your colouring (did I ever tell you that)! Gorgeous deep turquoise, such a pretty card with fab colouring skills! xx

Za ovinkom said...

Gorgeous card! Love CAS design and colouring is beautiful!
Jasmina