Hello ... Hello! How are you today? My name is Kathy from The Daily Marker and I am happy when I get to guest on the Power Poppy blog. I also LOVE to color and my belief is that if you make a small change in your coloring you can really enhance what you have colored.
This might be one of my all time favorite Power Poppy images and I just swoon every time I look at this illustration from Marcella. The Cup of Columbine is available now as a digital print and the end of April a rubber stamp!
Check out my video to see how I enhanced my watercoloring by "filling in the nooks and crannies"
Full disclosure ... even tho flowers are my favorite thing to color my flower knowledge isn't that good. When you look at the way I colored these Columbines you might understand why I interpreted the Columbines a different way with a lot of green leaves instead of petals I wanted to go with the flo of my coloring and restrained from looking up the Columbine to see what was petal vs leaf.
This is how my image was progressing. I happened to be in the Bahamas when I watercolored this using Tombow watercolor markers. Each day I colored a portion of the image and adding layers of color with the markers.
This is when I finished the watercoloring part and before I "enhanced" this by filling in those teeny tiny little areas.
Does this help having it super zoomed in? This are what I call the "nooks & crannies". Basically it's where the lines intersect. I also like to add a nick in the leaves and I love to add a few thorns on some of the stems.
The berries were so small that I didn't bother with them but, looking up close I think I will add a line of white gel pen.
Ninety percent of the time fill in these tiny areas after I color but, I thought maybe seeing it this way would help.
I am convinced that filling in "nooks & crannies" you can really make your coloring pop and I hope after today's post that you just might agree. Thanks for your visit today and have a good start to your week. Hugs, Kathy