Who you ask? Well that would be Mo and Emily! I tell ya, I just wanna scream from the rooftops! If you follow my blog, you probably know that when I am not colouring bella goodness, I am squeezing time out of my bizzy days to find time for a Mo.
When Emily sent me this image I just about fainted! You KNOW I have LOTS of young men in my family...(some young in age...and some like my boys, who just never grow up! LOL!...i've got a story about that but I'll save it for another day). Yup, this is a Mo, in RUBBAH and will be available at Stamping Bella before you can count 10 sleeps! Okay, don't hold me to that for online purchases, but I do know they will be available at Scrapfest in Kitchener this coming weekend! This little guy is called Bye Bye Boy and comes with a sentiment, Oh the places you'll go, which is a quote from Dr. Suess...one of my most cherished childhood authors!
Don't get me wrong, I'm not AT ALL against digi...but rubbah does have the smell and tactile qualities that are lacking in digi! And let's face it, not everyone is comfortable on a computer resizing images, or don't have a printer that is copic or gamsol/OMS friendly, or like me, just like to have and to hold that rubbah! For anyone who falls into one of those categories, this is your chance!
As always the image was coloured on Bella's Bestest paper and coloured with copic markers. Sorry folks...but there were A LOT of markers used and when I looked at the pile it was too overwhelming to list. I will say his sandy blonde hair was done with E41, 42, 43 and 44 and denim was done with B41, 32, 52, 95 and 97. These are my fav color combo's for sandy blonde hair and washed denim. I also did use a colorless blender on the jeans to further wash out the highlights.
All the blue shading around the image and grounding was done with prisma color pencils and gamsol/OMS. I had a question recently on how I do my shading wondering if I draw a heavy line and 'pull' it out, or shade gradually and then blend.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words I thought I show you. This is a pic of how I color my shading before I blend it out with a stump and OMS. I usually work my pencil in small circles starting close to the image and then slowly working my way out. As I work my way out, I lighten up on the pressure so the color is pretty concentrated close to the image, then lightens up as I work my way out. Click on the image for a larger picture and you can see my little circles' of color. I find if I do it this way, I can easily blend it out with my stump, then go back in and add some darker shading close to the image if I think it needs it, either with the same color, or maybe one shade darker. I used Prismacolor Carribean Sea in this image, and that was the only color I used.
WHEW! All this excitement has me totally drained! I've got a couple more cards to put together for this week and you MUST....I say MUST be sure to stop by all the other Bellarific Babe blogs this week 'cause I'm pretty darn sure you will may see some more sneak peeks!
Catch ya later!