Digital Coloring Practice- Marie from The Aristocats

Hi everyone! I’ve been in a huge personal art slump for a long time. In order to get myself out of my slump, I started to get back into digital painting. It’s been many months since I worked with Photoshop for painting, and it’s been even longer since I actually used it to not just color, but actually paint a whole entire painting in the program. Since I was so rusty, I decided to begin practicing by coloring coloring pages I found online.

Years ago (Maybe 2011/2012?), I used to see artist on DeviantART take scans of Disney coloring pages and color them in a digital program. I used to love seeing how each artist interpreted the pages, but whenever I used to try to do it myself, it never looked the way I hoped it would. Since I wanted to get back into using Photoshop and my tablet, I thought it would be fun and less stressful to color Disney coloring pages.

The first coloring page I colored is Marie from Disney’s The Aristocats. I found the coloring page here.

This is what the finished page looks like…

Overall, I’m happy with the way the coloring turned out. I used the paint bucket to fill in the larger fields with color and then used the spray paint brush to create the shading. I forgot the name of the brush that I used for the spray paint brush, but it is one of the default brushes that came with Photoshop Elements 12.

Even though I’m happy with the way the picture turned out, I am disappointed with the moon. I originally wanted it to look like the real moon, but it ended up turning out kind of dark. I wanted it to look lighter, but I ended up leaving it dark because I forgot to fix it.

I’m really looking forward to coloring other coloring pages in the future. I also hope to experiment with different brushes than I normally use. I never had an opportunity to experiment with the different brushed in Photoshop, and coloring coloring pages gives me an excuse to do so.

Well, that’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

2017 End of Year Summary- Photography

Hi everyone! In a previous post, I talked about all the art I did in 2017 and shared some of my favorite drawings and Spoonflower designs. For today’s post, I wanted to talk about all the photographs I took in 2017 and share some of my favorite photographs as well!

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2017 End of Year Summary- Art

Hi everyone! Since it’s January, I wanted to write an end of year summary about my art, sewing, and photography. I have many thoughts about my art, sewing, and photography from this year, so I decided to split each topic up into three different posts. Today’s post is about my favorite art from 2017.

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Inktober 2017-Week 2 Drawings

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry this post is so overdue. I don’t know why, but I didn’t get to finish posting all my Inktober drawings. I began writing this post in October 2017, it was burred in my drafts and was never published. So, here it is, my last post for my Inktober 2017 drawings. Published in January 2018. *sigh*

On week two, I still used a black gel pen and black ball point pen for the line art and shading. I wanted to try using colored markers for this week’s drawings, but I realized I really love using the gel pen for the line art and the ball point pen for the shading too much to switch. Also, I can bring the pens with me wherever I needed to go. If I used markers, I would need to bring a whole entire marker set, and that wasn’t practical for me to do.

I didn’t want to make this week a themed week because drawing something that will be colored in ink instead of colored pencils is hard for me. So, I needed the ability to change my drawing inspiration depending on the day and how confident I felt in my drawing.

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Winter Lady Watercolor and Pencil Art

Last year, after months of not drawing original art (Sans clothing and costume ideas) I sat down and drew a new picture! And, because I’m ridiculously slow about talking about anything but fabric designs on this blog, I’m going to talk about it now. *sigh*

This drawing, called Winter Lady, was drawn on watercolor paper with a pencil and then colored with watercolors and pencil.

Overall, I’m very happy with the way it turned out. I wish I talked about this picture sooner, but eh. Better late than never. Especially since it’s December and the weather is cooling off. Sort of.

Prints are available of this picture on Society6 here.

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

New Fabric Design- Diamond Broach Damask

Hi everyone! After writing so many blog post about fabric designs, I’m so happy to say that this will be the last fabric design post for the year! (I’m getting very tired of writing blog post about fabric designs when I would rather write about other things)

Today’s fabric design is called Diamond Broach Damask. Like Damask Swirl, Circles and Dots, and many more designs I made in the later half of the year, this design was created to be part of a larger design. The difference between this design and the other designs is that this design, and the larger design, was inspired by an art deco broach I bought on Etsy a while ago. Diamond Broach Damask is not my artist’s rendition of the broach, but the idea to make it look like a broach and have an art deco look is.

I created a coloring book version of the design…

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New Fabric Design- Diamonds

Hi everyone! After posting many fabric design posts, I decided to take a break and wait a while to make new fabric designs. Even though I wanted to take a break from creating new fabric designs, I had two designs waiting to be complete and published publicly for sale. So, I finished those up and now they’re available for sale now! These two designs will be the last designs I will post, talk about, or finish for 2017.

For today’s design post, I will talk about many diamond designs I have for sale.

Like my pinstripe design, these are not as complicated to create as my other designs, such as my tiara and crowns. Even though they are not as complicated as other designs I have, I created them because I had a sewing project in mind that I wanted to make out of fabric in a diamond pattern. I couldn’t find diamond fabric in the colors that I wanted, so made my own.

Since these designs are on the simple side, I decided not to make a coloring book version of any of the diamond designs I am talking about today.

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New Fabric Designs- Bows

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to say that this post is the last fabric post for the week! I also found two more fabric designs I thought I talked about, but didn’t, so those will show up later this month. For the last fabric design post of this week, I wanted to make it easy to write. So, I will show what new colors my Bow designs are available in.

If you read my previous fabric design posts for the month, there is nothing new about the colors. They are white and color, like most of the other new designs I have for sale. I decided to do this because I wanted to have consistent colors across my Spoonflower shop. I thought my three bow designs would look good in the white and colors without an outline, so, even though I was tired making new fabric designs, I made these as well.

I think I’ll probably stop making my fabric designs in these colors for a while (Sans the two designs I still need to write about) because, although I like the colors, I want to work on something new.

Here are the normal colors for Bow 1…

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New Fabric Designs- Medallion Waves, Art Deco Glass, and Butterflies

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a fun filled Halloween! Today’s post is the second to last post I plan on making of my new fabric designs on Spoonflower. This post is about the colored version of my designs, Medallion Waves, Art Deco Glass, and Butterflies.

Like with most of the other designs I’ve made this month (And year), these design have a coloring version and are tone on tone designs. The difference between these three designs and most of the other tone on tone designs I created this year is I left the line art black and not a different color.

I decided to do this because I liked the way the designs looked with the black lines on it instead of white or another color. I’m very happy with the way these designs turned out and I hope others will as well!

Here are the Medallion Waves designs…

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New Fabric Design- Flower Damask 3 and Feather Damask

Hi everyone! It’s the start of a new week, but last week’s post theme continues, which means more new Spoonflower designs. For today’s post, I will be talking about two new design: Flower Damask 3 and Feather Damask.

Both designs used to be coloring book designs, but are colored in a tone on tone style. Both designs are only available in pastel tone on tone colors, but I plan on coloring them and making them fabric designs in the future.

Flower Damask 3 used to be called Coloring Book 5. Although this name worked for the black and white version, I did not like this for the colored versions I had planned. So, I changed it to Flower Damask 3.

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