I know, I know- three posts in a row! I told you- I’m addicted to this book, and if I don’t start posting stuff from where I’m at I’ll keep winding up too far ahead. Unlike tutorials or cakes where once they’re done, they’re done and I can post the finished thing anytime, ideally with coloring projects I could be somewhat up to date so I can post pics here or on my Instagram as I work on them. Since this book is my current obsession, I’m making sure to get these posts out before I move ahead too far.
So. This is the ownership page in progress. (If anyone isn’t following along this is the The Princess Bride Coloring Book, colored with Derwent Inktense pencils). For the most part it’s a repeat of the title page, since it has the same buttercups and carved wood. I did learn from my mistakes on the last page, however, and went lighter for my initial passes at the wood color. I haven’t done any colored pencil shading on this one yet, and so far it reminds me of the strips of Birch kids would get in trouble for tearing off the trees at my old camp.
Before giving the book pages a slight antique stain I’d lightly sketched out my name, trying as best I could to match the font on the opposing page. In pencil it looked great… only I’d been hasty in wanting to finish that part and I’d used the first ink pen I’d had handy not even thinking that the nib was thicker than the printed ink. I traced the “J” and instantly regretted it, wishing I’d used one of my smaller sizes Micron pen instead. However, now that I’d started it was too late to do anything about it. Hmph.
I’d even tried to erase the ink over the J, wondering if it would fade it enough to not stand out with as much contrast as it was having. Again I was being hasty and nearly smeared the black ink. Sigh. In the end I managed to salvage the pic, I think. Since I couldn’t undo the thicker outline on the right, I chose to use the same pen to outline the existing words on the left, so both pages matched.
The Inktense on this page is complete, and all I want to do now is darken the depths of the shadows of the wood and the flower centers with some colored pencil, and then this page will be done.
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June 28, 2017 at 10:07 am
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