Thursday, November 1, 2012

Freebie @ Dearie Dolls and a Coloring

I've got two images to post today.  The first is one by Dearie Dolls.  Dearie Dolls is new on the freebie digi scene, but I've got probably 50 of her digis.  She's very generous with them.  They are cute, fun-to-color images and covers a wide range of subjects.  You're sure to find something tempting to color.

 Photographed a little dark.  Light source for the image was the sun in front and up.

Tried to put texture in the scarf.  Wanted warm and fluffy.   Attempted to use BV23 for shadows.  Didn't work too well.  Lots more practice needed to get comfortable with this technique.

Poor Snowman!

Of course there will be more Dearie Dolls colorings.  In the meantime, why not stop over and see what she's got.  You can even go back and get the older ones.

 This one is from Bing. 

Bing has lots of free digis.  But there's a problem.  It's not always easy to see who created the image so that you can credit them.  For instance,  this image was created by Marianne Walker, but I only know that from the small printing on the image.  So please take an extra step and try to identify the creator of an image.  Sometimes you can recognize a person's work.  Even then you've got to check it.  I'll see an image that I think is Saturated Canary's only to find it's somebody else.  Since the images are made available without charge, why not  take that extra step to find the creator of the image to credit.

The coloring on her is pretty good.  I tried a new combination for blonde hair.  I have such a problem with blond hair.  This one may have worked had I not mixed up my markers and put on the wrong caps.  I used my mid color as the lightest color, and it all ended up a yucky mess.  Tried to "fix" it.  (You know me.  Always trying to fix oopsies.) LOL  If you look closely you can see only two shades in her hair, the dark and the medium, maybe a tiny little light on the very tips. 

On goes my Copic journey.  I'm so glad you all are here to share it with me.  I got new Promarkers this week, so I'll be playing with those this weekend.  My 7-year-old crafting buddy will be visiting, so I have to put away my Copics.  She likes to color with whatever I'm coloring with, and I'm just not having it with my Copics.  :)  So we'll be doing Martha Stewart and Bic Mark-It markers. :)
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  1. Do you still have the link for this image? I also saw this on You Tube where a tutorial showed how to use a cotton swab and put colorless blender on it. Not too much to mess up your coloring and then put your shadow down and you get a nice fade and the line will not be there. I had to work with it awhile but it really helps


    Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated.