#222 - Colors of the RainbowThe Diva's Weekly Challenge is just that - posted on Monday with a theme, usually based on one of the creator's activities. I have been lurking for a few weeks - this week (June 15, 2015) seemed like a good place to start...
The Diva's inspiration for this challenge is the beginning of summer activities with her family. Since today is the first official day of my two month summer break from school - this is an appropriate one for my first submission to the Diva! The title, "Colors of the Rainbow" told me first, I wanted to work in a curve - a round piece. I've been all about the organic garden lately (maybe because that is the most recent class I took), so I created a garden scene, and where I would usually shade or highlight, I used the colors of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Here is the result:
4.5" Zendala tile
Micron pen 01 and watercolor pencil
Thank you mentor - who pointed out I forgot the stippling on the dragonair - beginner's mistake ... Also mentioned that about 1/3 should be "dark" ... I knew that!
In my rush to get the challenge posted, I overlooked several important factors! I went back to the piece and added ... to get a little darker and add depth, I enhanced a few areas and added graphite shading - what a difference a little shading can make!