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And now, for some coloring - you know I had to color some more! ;o) I have a twist to what I shared before. Rather than dipping my paintbrush into alcohol and picking up color. I spritzed the alcohol into the color on the pallet. With this method, my paintbrush stayed wet longer and I had more control of how much alcohol I used with the color - the more alcohol the smoother the stroke.
I colored the background first. I would roll my paintbrush around in the alcohol to get a finer point for tight spaces.
Next, I colored his face and shirt. After I picked up color, I painted the dark areas first, like under his arm. When I painted the pail, I added less alcohol so the strokes would not be smooth. I think it added a little texture.
Now, onto the duck and flowers. I use the green marker direct for the center of the flowers. I came back later with the yellow marker and colored the pedals again. I also remembered to color the pail handle. :o)
Added color to his shoes and a combo of green, brown and yellow colors for the grass. Sorry, I did not show the complete photo in this one. That camera cord was hanging in the way - don'tcha hate when that happens! :o)
Here, you can see the grass! I finished by coloring his pants and belt. Adhered the layers and it was ready to send. After I finished the complete card, I noticed I forgot to color the little duck's feet. Oops! I colored direct with the marker. Remember - it's not how perfect your project is the first time, it's how well you can recover from the "boo boos." LOL.
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