Wow, that week went fast! lol I could have sworn it was only a week since I last posted – how can it be two weeks? Don’t ask me where the time has gone. I guess it went by with illness, tiredness, work and the other usual suspects. I have’t created a thing in all that time but tonight I picked up the copics and started again. I’m so out of practice!
Here’s my tip for today: If there is an area in your colouring where you lack confidence, start there. For example, in the piece below I was anxious about colouring the rabbit (Penny Black – Bonnet Bunny). I don’t have a lot of copics which would be suitable so I was a little unsure as to how it would look. Instead of starting there, I started with the hat which I knew I could colour. It was fun and it looked good. Then I started on the rabbit and wooooah, no! It did NOT work! The colours weren’t great, they didn’t blend well, and my attempts to correct it made the poor bunny look most unwell. lol So I started again (and I wished I was painting!). This time I started with the bunny itself. It’s not perfect – there is most definitely room for improvement but boy, it felt good to colour again.
Here’s the coloured image:
I haven’t made it into a card yet because I want to have another go at colouring the bunny but I was keen to touch base with everyone. I also wanted to share my tip! It’s always easy to do the things we love and feel confident with first but really there are definitely benefits to starting with the tricky parts.
Happy stamping everyone!