Hi there, how are you?
This week I’ve been making a birthday card using the turtle from Octobers Inktober ideas as a starting point.
Sometimes I use the actual Inktober art and adhere it to a card base but this time I wanted to see how it would look in a more realistic colour.
The original (below) was OK, there were a few things I wanted to change with the drawing. Most of the Inktober are drawn and completed in a day, getting it drawn quickly and posted is as much as I can deal with. Details get missed or glossed over.
I drew the original image out again in a sketchbook and painted it with watercolour to test the colours. This gave me a rough idea what colours I wanted to use (and the ones I didn’t).
After a quick sketchbook re-draw I tweaked the colours a little and was happier with these choices.
This is cartridge paper, the colours are not too vibrant on this paper but it’s enough to work things out.
As you can see the colours on the card at the top of the post are a lot more vibrant. This is in part due to me using a photo (the scan looked very washed out which can sometimes happens with blues,) and the use of cotton watercolour paper. Cotton watercolour paper always makes the colours sing.
The lighting is the sun shining low in the sky through the trees behind me.
The thing I like about Inktober is (given a good month) I have lots of ideas, admittedly not all good but enough to spark lots of other ideas to use throughout the year.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x