Sunday, October 25, 2015

I Love To Color...

When I first got this digi from Tiare Smith, I downloaded it right onto my tablet.  It was a first for her and just getting it downloaded onto my tablet to work with was a first for me. Tiare was brave enough to try something new and look at her results.  A piece of art she could share with us.  Her determination made me determined to take on digital coloring and not give up.  

I colored one of these in April 2015, the other in September 2015.  You can note improvement, even though they both have elements that I like.  Just like with everything else, you learn the basics, then you keep practicing and practicing, and develop your own style.  You can get better in a short amount of time.
 April 2015
September 2015

To download a digi to your tablet, you save it as a photo image and import it into whatever digital program you are using. You can find more of Tiare's art, mixed media, and art journaling at

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Still coloring...


If you've been coming by to visit, I hope you've benefited from something I have here. Once you learn the basics of something new, you just have to keep doing it over and over and over to get better, find your style, or just become more knowledgeable.  That's where I am with alcohol markers.  I have my preference ('s Promarkers).  However, as a colorist, I won't be bound by one type of medium or product. There's too many to choose just one. Which leads me right where I want to be - digital art/coloring.

I'm enjoying it, and you are welcome to join me as I learn.  Just as we've done with Copics, we can learn together. 

There are lots of different programs to choose from, just like markers and pencils and other crafting things. You have to have patience because each program comes with its own learning curve.  Some are simple.  Some are complicated.  Some depend on what it is you want your final coloring or artwork to look like. Just like with anything else, you learn the basics and then practice, practice, and then practice some more. 

Here is my latest digital coloring. The colors seem to vary from device to device, so you may have to do a little tinkering to see the details close up.  This little ladybug is from a Bugaboo challenge over at - where you can also find some fellow Circuteers.  Feel free to let me know what you think about it.

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