I hardly ever make a one layer card, but this one was such a complicated scene that I felt any embellishing or layers would take away from it, rather than add to it. This is a special edition of my snowman and penguins illustration that I did for Whimsy, which is being used to teach a colouring class at Kit and Clowder.
I used the liftable tape to carefully tape down the sides of the card to give myself a "border" so that I would end up with a clean, crisp white border. I get the tape at Staples where they sell tape. Even though it is liftable, it does leave a residue that I have to erase off afterwards. But it worked to make a nice white border around the image.
I coloured my illustration with Copics first, and then I added some Prismacolour pencil colouring on top of the snow in places. I also made it snow a bit with the use of a white gel pen.
I entered this into the Christmas Challenge for September, in which you had to use trees, snowy outdoor scenes, or a Christmas tree!
Thanks for looking!
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017 GMT Views: 384
Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 15911
Mon, Nov 06, 2017 @ 9:50 AM
Crissy, this is such a stunning masterpiece!!! Wow!!! It is the best yet, and I LOVE it! There are so many wonderful colors in the awesome scene! Wow, my friend, your work is always a masterpiece!! Hugs!!
Registered: November 20, 2007 Location: Northumberland, UK Posts: 10255
Mon, Nov 06, 2017 @ 9:53 AM
Even by your standards that colouring is incredible Crissy! I hope whoever is on the receiving end of this is able to appreciate the time and love that goes into colouring such a detailed image in such spectacular fashion!
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 32191
Mon, Nov 06, 2017 @ 7:32 PM
Oh, Crissy! You are AMAZING! First, you've hand drawn this adorable and sweet scene, and then you COLORED it to PERFECTION! I am in love with this scene, and I think you are so beyond gifted! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us here at SCS!! Big hugs! xoxo