Monday, February 1, 2016

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day One

Hello, hello, hello my friends! Oh my goodness, here we are with another 30 Day Coloring Challenge! This is number 4! I have come to really enjoy the challenges. Not only because they put me in the mood to color each day, but also because I get to see so much inspiration and so many beautifully colored projects. If you are not familiar with the 30 Day Coloring Challenges, hosted by Kathy Racoosin, click HERE to read all about it.

I really want to master my colored pencils, so you'll see a lot of images colored with them. And, I am going to focus on COLORING and not put a lot of time into making cards. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a coloring challenge, not a card making challenge! I am also taking a class with Kit and Clowder, called Perfecting Pencils, and I may share some of my homework, as well. The class was highly recommended by an amazing colorist and card maker, Julia Altermann of Just One More Card blog. Visit her. You will not be disappointed! I will also be sharing incomplete work, or works in progress. Because this is a stress free challenge, it's very relaxed and we're just having fun doing something we love. And some days, I may not post anything. That's the beauty of this challenge. No hard and fast rules...just easy breezy coloring.

So...let's get to what I worked on for today. I connected with Shacream Artist on Instagram and I discovered that she had a few free downloads on her Facebook page. I clicked over and snagged them. This is one of the coloring sheets she graciously gave to us for FREE! This Tatted Lady is a work in progress...

I printed this beauty onto white card stock and colored her in with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I usually shy away from coloring people, because I don't like the way my skin tones turn out. I think her turned out nicely and I hope to get better as the month progresses. Anywho...she was a lot of fun to color! I will work on her some more tomorrow...maybe. Tee hee hee! You just never know with me. I might decide to watercolor a hedgehog instead!

That's all I have for Day One. Have a marvelous Monday. Thanks for stopping in! See you tomorrow.


coloring sheet: Tatted Lady(Shacream Artist)
card stock: 80lb Neenah Solar White
coloring medium: Polychromos colored pencils(Faber-Castell)


Patti Willey said...

Talk about Beautiful! She's gorgeous! She's got that 1970's Cher vibe going on! Love her skin tone and I'm a big fan of flourishes so this Dress is eye candy for me! Score on your free download girlfriend! Thanks for referring us to a new blog, I'll stop in and check that out! Enjoy your new polychromos!

Jeanne said...

Yay, Barb! I am so looking forward to seeing what you are coloring. :) This first entry is a beauty for sure. I'm sure this is going to be gorgeous when you are done. I have started that pencils class you spoke of. I haven't finished it though. There seemed to be some good information in the part I watched and tried. I hope you have fun with it. I like your approach to the month. I wanted to try to color a bit yesterday, but ended up running around getting kids from school and doing a few errands before the snowstorm we were expecting hit in earnest. By the time I sat down after dinner, I was falling asleep. ha, ha! :) Hugs!!