Posts Tagged ‘karismacolor pencils’

IMG_1119My first set of stamps was launched by Chocolate Baroque at the beginning of the month but I’ve only just got round to a bit of experimentation. As Halloween is just around the corner I thought a good one to start with would be La Maison.

It’s not really a spooky house, but with suitable colours it certainly fits the bill. I stamped the house on to white card. I cut round the shape and re-emphasised the cut outline with an ordinary felt pen. I stuck it on pumpkinny card stock. I wanted to be able to add my own colours, and my weapon of choice was Karismacolor pencils. (Like unicorn poo, apparently. No longer made, so you’ll have to find another brand – by all accounts their replacement, Prismacolor, are not popular.)

Before I coloured I used a Zig Millennium 005 pen to add the spider and web, bats, and spooky ghost, to the windows – oh, and the ‘Thing’ coming through the front door.

I wanted the house to be almost in silhouette, but still retain the detail, and I needed the windows to show the spooky goings-on inside, so I used Warm Grey 90%. The front door and loft are Scarlet Lake. The shading in the windows goes from Canary Yellow at the bottom, though Spanish Orange to Scarlet Lake at the top.

The tiny pumpkins are cut from coloured card stock with details added with the Zig pen, then stuck on with your favourite glueing medium.

The shadow round the house is Purple. Finished with hand lettering, and a fine texture stamp for the edge. Matted on black card, then a pink to match the front door.

What do you think?

Manelle’s Challenge.

It is too hot for me, so today I gave up and I’m sat in a darkened room, which is only about 5 degrees cooler than out side – but it is good.

So, it is a good time to accept a challenge – a ‘draw this in your style’ challenge.

On Instagram, Manelle from Utah, on her site @talesfantastic, has set a challenge to draw her mermaid in our own style. Her mermaid is one of a series that can be found in her new book, ‘Mermendium’. This mermaid reminds me of the tale of the fairy, Melusine although there is no connection.

She has used watercolours. Mine is using an Artline pen and Karismacolor pencils. I’ve put the two together so that you cam compare. What do you think?

Check out my Instagram page: @kpm.illustration

mermaid orig

Manelle’s beautiful original

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My version