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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Random Cards - Hand Drawn Card by Me

I hand drawn the image for a swap I joined. I know it looks a little plain but the swap was a "scenery" theme meaning no embellishments, just stamping and coloring so I decided to draw my own image.

The drawing was inspired by the picture below. I didn't want to copy the picture exactly. I didn't like the colors of the flowers on the picture because it was too light.

Unfortunately, I drew the skeleton and started coloring the image only to realize that I drew it on a semi-coated cardstock which don't work well with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. When I began coloring and blending the colors, well. . .it wasn't blending very well. I decided to finish the card rather than starting over.

I still like how it turned out but it took a bit longer to blend the colors and if I had used the right cardstock, it would have blended more smoothly.

So. . .just a note. . .make sure you use the right cardstock when coloring with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. If it's semi-coated such as Stampin Up Whisper White ultra smooth cardstock, it's less porous and the pencil color seem to "float" on the cardstock. It's hard to explain it. You're probably saying "I never had a problem with it". . .it's true, there's no problem with it but personally, I feel it don't blend well and the results are less desirable.

Until later. . .


Kathy W said...

Maria, I love your card. I agree, the brighter colors are nicer than the original photo. As a beginning stamper I am wondering what kind of cardstock you feel is the best for prismacolor pencils? Where do you get yours? Thanks for sharing your artwork.

Simply Sentimental said...

This card is beautiful....Looks wonderful..I enjoy looking at your work...