Audrie has given us such an awesome inspirational site this week: RAIN on Pinterest. I chose this fabulous painting: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/387591111652226448/
I used distress inks, and tree stamps to create the scene. Black copic multi-liner to extend the tree trunks in the foreground, and then a black distress marker to darken the trunks. White gel pen for highlights. I carefully added colors on the path just like the painting to create the wet road look, as I've never done a wet scene before and wasn't sure if I could pull it off with inks.
TIP: The pathway had started to get too dark with the build-up of inks, so I spritzed with water and dabbed a tissue onto it to lift off the color - wow, it all lightened up up instantly - it was like letting the sun shine in.
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 GMT Views: 2669
Registered: December 16, 2008 Location: Woodinville, Washington Posts: 9930
Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 7:44 PM
OMG! Over the top AMAZING and GORGEOUS!! The ground really looks wet! What a perfect take on the whole inspiration board! Thank you so much for joining and being so deeply inspired (and technique savvy too!) XXOO
P.S. This went STRAIGHT into my favs! I just can't stop staring at it!
Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 23555
Sat, Mar 08, 2014 @ 1:30 AM
Wow Cindy this is stunning. I knew exactly what picture you used as your inspiration. Your colours and image are wonderful as is the layout. I can't stop looking at it. Thanks for the tip, my biggest problem is to know when to stop....usually too late. I will add the "Cindy Technique" to my list.
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