Awesome pic! You truly have a knack for this. I like to color with colored pencil sometimes too. The BG on my Inuyasha collage was done with watercolor colored pencils. I prefer to use CP when I'm coloring flesh. I still have yet to find the perfect flesh colored markers.
Thank you so much! You are so right. Every once in awhile I will color something with markers. then I remember WHY it is I never use them in the first place when I use the flesh colored one for the skin. Oh, it comes out horrible! So, this is why I tend to stick with CPs. One day when I invest in some higher quality (maybe prismacolor) markers will I try the marker thing again. Maybe I'll start trying what you do and use markers for everything but the flesh. =)
That's a good idea. I'd love to be a trend-setter. *winks* Copic markers are the BEST, but they are so dang expensive. I can't remember the name of the set I have. They're the next to the most expensive copics, but not popular enough for me to remember the name of them. Heh, heh. But, the color flows from them so beautifully. I love them.
Hey, sometimes the cheapies work just as good. If not better. The flesh on all of my pics is colored with Crayola colored pencils. I haven't found any other brand yet that has any decent flesh colors besides crayola.
Prismacolor pencils work great for me...they are softer and much easier to blend than crayola pencils...you have to find them at the right price though, because full retail price is just not do-able : | try e-bay!
I was talking about my markers rather then my pencils though...I still keep all my crayola pencils and all my other pencils because I do use them if I can't find the right color. Heck I'll probably end up keeping my old markers as well, alot of the colors are nice, just NOT the flesh color (yikes)
I hear that about the flesh-colored markers. I tried coloring with one out of my $25 set that I'm using now, and it sucked! It totally screwed up my picture! All that work I did, right down the drain. *sighs* I love the way you use the colors in your pencils. You do a great job with the color schemes. I'll have to look into finding my own set of Prismacolors. They are vibrant. I love vibrant colors. Thanks for the tip.
I loved that film. *Sniff* It was nice to watch something more 'real' in an Anime. This piece must have taken forever, I really am impressed with the colouring. Whenever I colour with Pencil Crayons I can never seem to get any good effects...the colour never flows. I have heard of better brand pencil crayons but they're too pricey for me and with living in the UK I couldn't buy them anyways.
But well done for creating this. Keep up the fantastic work!
Thank you! Yes, it did take me awhile though I don't rememeber exactly how long.
I use prismacolor pencils (it totally makes a difference)...and you are right, they are expensive if you don't buy them from the right place. I would suggest going on ebay and brousing around there. I bought a set of 72 brand new, never opened prismacolor pencils off of ebay for 18 bucks + 7 in shipping! I know you are in the UK, but you still might find a good deal. So just go to ebay and check it out and wait for the right oppourtunity, its worth it!
This is absolutley stunning! You have such a talent for drawing these visually compelling pictures. I'm 19 too, and I can imagine you must have worked hard on developing your art skills before this to be so incredibly good now. Can't wait to see more! ^_^
Awww...thank you so much Stealth Nerd!! I just try to draw as often as I can and do my best to improve (I only started drawing again about a couple months ago after not drawing for like a year because I was so busy with school and other stuff...ugh ) You are incredibly talented as well...I love all of your drawings
I wanted to say for a long time how much I love this pic. Everything just goes so wonderfully with the BG.There's alot of fun in it, I haven't seen the film but judging by your drawing I'm sure I would enjoy it. I just love those girls and the catbus! Gotta