Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Hidden in the Jungle: pinkish birds

Hidden in the Jungle coloring book

 Today I'm showing another finished page from the Hidden in the Jungle coloring book. Nothing much special about it. I colored birds and flowers with markers and all the greenery and background with pencils. I like such simple coloring from time to time, very relaxing.

Hidden in the Jungle coloring page before and after

Happy coloring!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Relax with Art: Native American portrait

Adult coloring: Native American portrait

Here it is another page from the Relax with Art colouring magazine and I enter into the competition with it too, along with the Golden Pharaoh from my previous post. The Native American portrait is done with budget color pencils (Maped and WHSmith). The wigwam, however, I colored with acrylic because I wanted to paint over some patterns. But I am not quite happy with how the wigwam turned out after all - too dark, I should have chosen a lighter shade perhaps.
Here is the before and after photo

Before and after coloring page America Indian

Happy coloring!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Golden Pharaoh

Relax with Art coloring magazine: pharaoh image

Hello! Here I am again with a new finished coloring page. This one is from the Relax with Art UK colouring magazine. The image is from their October issue. Besides being full of interesting illustrations of different topics the magazine holds a competition where the winner will get a 150 set of Prismacolor pencils. So, I decided to try my luck. In any case, I did enjoy doing my pharaoh.
Thinking of pharaohs I always imagine those gold sarcophagi decorated with lapis lazuli, turquoise and carnelian stones. So, for my pharaoh I decided to experiment a little and to use gold tempera paint. Here and there I added some bronze as well, just to create an illusion of shade. As the result the pharaoh turned out quite majestic. Here is a flash photo which gives you idea about the luster.

Golden Pharaoh adult coloring page

Besides those already mentioned gold and bronze tempera paints I also used acrylic, markers and pencils for this illustration. Here is the before and after photo. As you can see I painted over some patterns - on the face and arms, just thought there were a bit too much of them...

I know my pharaoh is not perfect but on the whole I am quite happy with how the guy turned out. Plus it was fun experimenting with different types of paint.
That's all for today.
Happy coloring!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Roses mandala in black and red

Roses mandala in black and red

This is the second mandala that I colored. I decided to use just a few shades of red and black colors for it to create a slightly dramatic effect. And I like how it turned out. The illustration is from the Enchanted Dreams: A Meditative Art Therapy book by Poppy Appleby. Media used: markers and fineliners.

Roses mandala from Enchanted Dreams adult coloring book

Happy coloring!

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Sea stars and shells on glittering background

adult coloring book

I've been out of blogosphere for a while but I kept coloring whenever I got a free minute. Today I will show another sea theme page. All the creatures here are colored with markers. Above you can see the first variant of my coloring of this page. I did the background in watercolor pencils with slight shadowing around the creatures. Then I didn't like the result at all. The background turned out too pale and I hated the shadowing. And on the whole the picture looked rather boring. So, I decided to change the background, to make it much brighter. This time I used watercolor. Yeah, the result was quite bright and beautiful but patchy here and there. Again I was not happy. Then I added some glitter on those patchy areas. Looked much better.

Still I was not quite satisfied, like something was missing. Until I draw white borders around all the creatures. Then, it felt perfect. So, here is the final variant of this coloring page. Perhaps it looks a bit Christmasy with all that glitter, haha, but I like it.

Adult coloring: sea theme colored with markers, glitter and watercolor

As I mentioned before I used markers (different brands), paper glitter and watercolor for coloring this page.