Out for a walk this afternoon we saw this cute little painted and bejewelled stone bug smiling out at us from a forked branch in a tree, so I thought it would be a perfect contender for my Weekly Smile 🙂
This brightly-painted mural is in a really narrow alleyway, so is quite difficult to capture in one shot – but the colourful individual sections are lovely on their own anyway 🙂
Still having fun playing about with online filter effects – two Victorian ironwork footbridges crossing the River Ness in Inverness, Scotland 🙂
I have such fun playing about with online filters, exploring which creative effects work best with which images. This particular one transforms uploaded photographs into big blocks of bright colours, and works best with simple outlines and not too much fussy detail. So here are a few rather delightful colourful views of Inverness Castle, and I have to say this filter has picked up the red sandstone building blocks beautifully 🙂
A selection of coloured-in circle designs from my archive for today’s Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Circle 🙂
I like using different colouring in techniques depending on the subject – usually I use coloured pencils for simpler designs made up of larger blocks of colour, and keep my finer-pointed gel pens for smaller, more fiddly designs. And sometimes I even mix and match both on the same page.
Today I’ve got a really bad headache so am sitting on the sofa resting, and I chose to stick to my coloured pencils and simple designs on an A4-size page to keep me company – and overall I’m happy enough with the finished results! 🙂
Some colouring-in designs are finicky and fiddly and complex to complete, while others (like this) are far more straightforward and simple – but whichever style you prefer, it always comprises basic outlines to be filled with the colours of your own choice 🙂
I’ve been playing about again with applying free online filters to some of my images – this beautiful bright colourful effect is from lunapic and is called ‘flowers’, so it seemed appropriate to give it a try!
Colouring in is such a great hobby to have at the moment, it takes time to do but time is in plentiful supply right now, so here is my latest effort, completed with gel pens 🙂
Keep calm and colour in…