Monday, April 17, 2017

Colouring - Lost Ocean

Another book that I picked up from a local store was Johanna Basford's 'Lost Ocean' - I was concerned about the tiny areas of some of the designs, but really, once I started colouring, I hardly noticed those. I enjoy every minute of colouring this book.

The theme is right up my street
The designs are beautiful
I like the crisp white and fairly smooth paper of the pages which takes harder pencils beautifully.

The verdict is still out if I will add backgrounds to these. I was planning to, but liked them once finished and decided to wait-and-see.

I used a silver Sharpie for the dotted details on this one

I'm having the hardest time getting good colour on the picture of this page. So many details but I enjoyed saturating every area as much as I can with lots of delicious colour.

This was the first page I coloured, feeling my way around the paper with different pencils and some gel pens.

Another longer colour project - whimsical underwater fun!

This was a quickie using Derwent Metallic water soluble pencils for the base layer and dry pencil over top.

Soft pastel colours from the Noris Club pencils by Staedler (which I do not like, simply because I like my colours bolder, BUT they sure do beautiful colour blends!) I added glitter glue details to each jelly fish.

Delightful pages that took quite  a while to colour, but I do like the double spreads.

Another Noris Club pastel one. In retrospect I think I would have liked a smaller colour palette for the seahorses...

This is one book I would really like to colour completely. And who knows, it may just happen!

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