Are you ready for the scoop on our newly remixed illustration? It’s one of my favorites, it’s fair to say. Plus, it’s ready to be downloaded right after purchase, so you can while the hours away coloring with something fresh and springy and absolutely loaded with space for your marker tips. This image is large and in charge.
I sat down to paint the other day, and after laying down layers of pinks and deep purples, olives and peaches, and even a background of midnight blue, I decided to leave some areas of the image partially blank. Yes, outlines unpainted and left bare. And I like it like this! For those who may be wondering, I used a mixture of Winsor & Newton gouache and Cotman watercolor paints in tubes. I like to squirt them onto a palette and mix ’em up in various ways to get just the right colors I’m looking for. I use Winsor & Newton Series 5 sable brushes and prefer the ones with the tiniest pointiest tips - numbers 0, 00, and especially 000, which is like the size of about 10 eyelashes made into a paintbrush.
So, what is this thing called anyway? Well, it’s an illustration of plump roses and plenty of violets that’s such an explosion of fragrance and petals and pure coloring pleasure, I named it: Flower Bomb.
This image is a real doozy — there’s a LOT of explore. Roses in all phases of opening from bud to fully splayed. Violets gone mad. A few ruffly leaves for good measure, and lots and lots of detail to help you know where to put your shading. I think you’ll have a lot of fun with it! You’ll get a sentiment along with the big bouquet of flowers that says “Thanks for always being there.”
Would you like to see what a few of our superstar designers came up with using Flower Bomb, you know, to really get you in the mood to color? I know I do!
Now you can go grab Flower Bomb for yourself — and use it during the coloring challenge! Have a great day my lovely friends. I’m SO happy to have you here with me!
See you back here on Monday, when Tosha Leyendekker of the Bloom Brigade is going to lay down some REALLY cool step-by-step ideas for using your stamps in new ways. Who doesn’t love that?