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 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…
This afternoon I decided to have some fun with flowers and play about a bit with a few of my images, getting creative with deliberate camera shake and motion blur – I really like some of the results, they can look quite artistic and are certainly a little different to the standard sharp shots I prefer to take 🙂
Sometimes I can’t decide whether to colour in using coloured pencils or gel pens, so I’ll combine both in the same design. I like the creative way the flat vibrancy of the gel pens complements the softer, more subtle shading tones of the coloured pencils 🙂