As we enjoy a rare warm day here in the Missouri Ozarks thoughts naturally turn to getting back out on our many lakes and waterways. Though I'm sure Old Man Winter has more surprises in store for us, this illustration called "It's Hot!" was good therapy for the winter blues. I used Copics, my usual media, and added clear Copic Spica to the water for some sparkle. The paper is from a stack of summertime prints by DCWV and I curled the edges for texture and definition. The charms are a variety of jewelry charms I picked up at Walmart and the little flowers are from the Prima "milk jar" variety. Here's a close-up:
And here is the sketch.......
That's not all I have to show you today. As I mentioned, I've been coloring a lot lately, so here is another Mo Manning illustration called "Sorry Shanna". Oh, she just looks so apologetic with the pretty tulips as a peace offering! This is one of those "Aawwww" moments!
I selected just a few Copics in the lavender wedge on the color wheel. Basically, I used V000, V01 and V12 for her dress. Her hair is YR21 and Y21; skin E000 and E00; Boots E33 and E35; grass and leaves YG17 and YG23. The paper is from a brand new packet of DCWV Latte matstack. The border is a new Martha Stewart punch. The flowers and embellies are from my stash and I think the lace is from one of my antique treasure hunts. I'm not much of a "purple" person, but I do like this collection of papers.
This is a long post and I appreciate your browsing all the way to the end! Thanks for stopping by, and wish me luck in the guest designer call! In any case, I have many more colored illustrations to put on cards, so I hope you come back for a look!