Friday, 13 November 2015

Sparkles and Christmas

Well as usual it's for me but I had this palette stored in my virtual mind when I cane to colour up this stunning image from our sponsors over on the Graph'It challenge today which is sponsored by MIC...check it out here....
I'm really struggling with some bad neck, shoulder and back pain at the moment (yes, caused by way too much colouring, surprise surprise!), so I'm trying to restrict myself to only colouring for an hour, I honestly can't take much more but man o man it makes you stop faffing about and just get on with it LOL...I think this was actually 1.5hrs in the end if i'm truthful and I'd have liked to spend more time on the shading really, I didnt get so much light and shade on Santa as I'd have normally done. But I really thought the richness of this colour palette worked for this image and it's nice to see Santa dressed a bit different - after all he kinda looks like a steampunk Santa lol!....I wanted it to look like he was taking a break so I added lots of snow onto him where it had begun to settle (I think I went a little OTT in the end haha)...
Colours I used:
Skin: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3105
Hat/Leggings - greens 3150, 3160, 3180
Coat: 7155, 7165, 7180, 7280, 6155
Reds: 5240, 2170, 6155
Sky: 6155, 6160 plus dots made with blender pen
Snow roof: 4110, 7105, 7220
Snow: Graph'It Shake white marker

See you soon! xx