söndag 27 augusti 2017

The Troll King + pic tutorial

Hi there!

Today I am back with this guy, the troll king! I loved coloring him and had a clear idea from the very beginning on how i wanted him to look. I also knew i wanted a hidden light source coming from the top right corner and knowing where the primary light source is makes the highlighting easy :)
I used chameleon pens and some white polychromos to color this pic.

When I colored the crystals  I decided to take pictures during the process to show a little how I color them. I was coloring this late at night so I had to use flash on my camera witch means the color quality and sharpness isn't the best unfortunately. 


What I do first is to use a black waterproof pen to sketch the crystals in 3D. I want to make them see through. I am not too careful when doing this since anything that is behind the crystals going to look distorted anyway.  

Next I color in what is behind the crystals. I use the same colors as I used on the beard of the troll and the chair. I am not doing this on the bottom crystals since there are so many of them there and you wouldn't be able to see trough allof them to the beard. 

Next I color the crystals in the color I want them to be, keeping to my color scheme witch in this picture is grey, brown, beige and red. 

Now I use my white posca to go over all the black lines, being careful not to forget the sketchy black lines i made in the beginning. (can you see the lines I forgot in the left corner? :) )

 The white lines where i little bit to harsh for me so I went over them with my crystal colors. My light source in this picture is coming from the right side so I kept the crystals on that side somewhat lighter.

This next step is my favorite one since it really starting to look like crystals. I used my white polychromos pencil to color in all the crystals and dampening the colors

Some bling white my white pens and pencils and some highlighting 

A little black shading in the places that gets the least light and the crystals are done! :) 

Thank you for stopping by!

lördag 19 augusti 2017

Sagor och sägner; en fortsättning

Can you tell that I love this coloring book? :)

Here are two more pictures I have managed to finish. I joined a coloralong in a facebook group when coloring Santas wokshop.

In the Frog Prince image, I really wanted to have moonlight so I added a moon to the background and tried to keep the color scale in "night colors".

When I color, I try to work use a color scheme and not use too many different colors. I choose three colors that will dominate and then add very few detail colors. I regret that I did not use the same warm gray on the horses tail and mane as the one I used on the floor.

Both images are colored primarily with Chameleon pens. Then there are details made with a white posca, white gelpen and polychromos pencils.

tisdag 15 augusti 2017

Sagor och sägner; en början.

Nu var det länge sen igen :)

Jag har färglagt som en tok i Emelie lidehäll öberg nya bok Sagor och Sägner. Det här är mina två första färdiglagda sidor. Jag har använt främst Chameleon Pens och min vita gelpenna. Hela boken är som en sagobok, jättevacker och jag ville färglägga i en sagokänsla.