Hello!Today three completed illustrations and all three depicting cats and all three from the same book: The Day of Cat coloring book. This first page of a sleeping cat was done with watercolor pencils except of cat himself. The cat was colored with acrylics.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Sunday, 9 April 2017
Hello! Today three more finished pages from the Hidden in the Jungle book. To color the above chameleon illustration I used a whole bunch of medias: highlighters, markers, pencils and watercolor.
Monday, 27 March 2017
Hello!Today two more completed pages from the Beauty of Horror coloring book: werewolf and beheaded guys. For the werewolf I used watercolor and pencils. Have to say that the book's paper is of very good quality, if not to use too much water it can stand watercolor all right, with just a little buckling.
The werewolf is not the most terrifying illustration in the book. I really enjoyed working on it. Can't say same thing about the next image....those cut off heads were not that much pleasure to color in. I have no idea how cut off heads supposed to look (thanks God) and this is my version...Anyway, one should not take such illustrations seriously
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Today a bunch of colored pages from the Relaxed and Focused Coloring book. I work on this book in the evenings, while sitting in front of TV. No much thinking, no much worrying - just indeed relaxed coloring. The first image is done completely with highlighters.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
The face of this lady, presumably Medusa Gorgon, is quite disgusting and all those snakes...yuck... but still I enjoyed coloring the illustration. What I used: Derwent Artist 72 colored pencils and Derwent Pastel pencils for the background. I know background is supposed to be colored firstly but it just doesn't work with me, background is the last thing that I color in.
Well, I hope you liked my Medusa Gorgon
Till the next time
Friday, 27 January 2017
Hello! Today I'm showing another bunch of finished pages from the Escape to Christmas Past coloring book by Good Wives and Warriors. But I think that would be it, done with this book for now. I used these illustrations to try different media, to experience with those I am not quite familiar with. The first page from the ones I am showing in this pose is done with watercolor pencils (Staedtler Luna 48 pieces). I still try to figure out how to work with this type of pencils and not always I am happy with the result.
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Hello!Today is another mandala from the Enchanted Dreams: A Meditative Art Therapy coloring book by Poppy Appleby. I called it "Fifty shades of green" mandala and you can guess why. I used markers and pencils in different shades of green to color it in.
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Hello and Happy New Year!Today I finally can post winter themed pages that I recently finished. All they are from the Escape to Christmas Past coloring book and are done with watercolor markers, glittering gel pens and color pencils. Paper of this book is of a rather good quality so no bleeding through when using gel pens and markers. The page with kittens is one of my favorite in this book.
Friday, 30 December 2016
It's been some time since I colored a cat themed illustration. Well, today there is one from the Cats Colouring for Mindfulness book. Except for the eyes, I used only three colors to fill in this image. The work was done with glittering gel pens, very cheap Chinese stuff but looks really nice and very sparkly under the light.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I have colored a few Christmas and winter themed pages but had no time to take photos of those yet. So, instead a finished page from Johanna Basford's Lost Ocean book today. For coloring these seahorses I used Faber Castell markers and Maped Coror Peps pencils. To achieve that smooth background I put 5 layers of a color. Quite a task! And here is same page colored by my daughter. She used WHSmith markers.
Have a nice day and happy coloring!
Monday, 12 December 2016
There are plenty of reviews of artist coloring pencils on the net, such as Faber Castell Polychromos or Prismacolor. I am sure those pencils are fantastic and lucky are those who can afford them for using in coloring books. I can't. All the pencils I have been using so far are budget ones. And today I want to write a review on the most budget color pencils that I managed to find. I am talking about WHSmith Let's Create set of 100 coloring pencils that I bought online for mere 6.49 pounds. And what can I say? I am pretty happy with them! Of course, if you like coloring by putting layer after layer of a color these pencils would not work. They can be used for two-three layers but no more. Anyway, a reaaly impressive effect can be reached thanks to a large variety of shades. Have a look at the range of colors in this pack