Another The Princess Bride Coloring Book longstanding work in progress has been completed! Originally blogged about here, this third Princess Bride Month post is actually the second coloring page in the book itself – the Copyright Info page.
As mentioned in the original post, my plan for the page was start at the sun in the center and work downwards. I used a few shades of yellow for the sun then started with the oranges, using the darkest color from each section as the palest in the next. So if the first section used colors A and B as ABABAB then the next section was BCBCBC, then CDCDCD, and so on. I’d planned the gradation deliberately timed so the blues would hit by the waves, then the teals/greens in the water.
This was all worked using the Derwent Inktense water-soluble ink pencils. You can activate the pencils as you complete each section but I love seeing the contrast between the dry and wetted inks so I’d waited until the entire page was colored before beginning to activate them. I use the Derwent water brushes for the larger areas and keep a blender marker in my water kit specifically for small areas that are easier with a marker point. You can use any alcohol marker brand’s colorless blender though I prefer to keep one in my kit solely for use with water-soluble pencils (and not also use it with markers). The one in my kit is Prismacolor colorless blender and I really like that it has both a bullet nib for fine details as well as a chisel tip in case I should need it.
Here is the full image after all the Inktense was activated.
It’s…okay but I wasn’t wowed by it. Rather than leave it be, I decided to put my gel pens to work. I have so many gel pens and they can start to dry out over time, so it was a fun challenge to put them to good use and match all the Inktense colors to my gel pen swatches.
I used the glitter gel pens from the Gelly Roll 6-pc Stardust collection, the larger (13) Stardust set from the Gelly Roll large pack, and the glitter selection from the Shuttle Art assorted gel pen set. Having a large variety helped me to find matching colors for all the Inktense, which was really great.
You can see the sparkly difference in the sun (above) and the waves (below).
Here’s the whole page complete. I only added accent glitter to the shrieking eels, and I didn’t put any on the ship.
Otherwise the entire page is COVERED in glitter and my inner magpie absolutely adores it!
Bonus: Every post this month will have a fun fact about the movie. This month’s little-know detail: Did you know there was almost a very different Fezzik? When the movie was originally planned to be made in the 1970s, a then-unknown Arnold Schwarzenegger was interested in playing the role. However by the time the movie was actually made he was too expensive to hire! (Source)
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