I determine I ought to not less than write one weblog as a look back on 2019 on this final day of the 12 months / decade! Although I’ve not been diligent in running a blog, I do have a really fulfilling 12 months of coloring and drawing in 2019. If you might have been my Instagram or Facebook followers, you in all probability are up-to-date with what I had accomplished however a 12 months in assessment weblog needs to be enjoyable. So right here goes.
New Coloring Supplies
Well who can resist new pencils. This 12 months I splurged and acquired the 2 high on my wishlist units – Caran D’Ache Luminance and Caran D’Ache Museum Aquarelle watercolor pencils. They are costly however simply trying on the stunning colours and the pencils in velvet slots made me blissful. Here’s my first piece accomplished with these two units. Luminance pencils are actually wealthy and creamy. The Museum Aquarelle is the perfect within the class of watercolor pencils in my view.
I additionally purchased new markers. The Faber-Castell watercolor markers are twin suggestions with a brush facet and a bullet tip facet. The brushes are actually juicy. I did run into the odd surprises pooling points – extreme quantity of ink ran onto the paper. Luckily I used to be doing a background so no hurt accomplished however would have been disastrous on a tremendous detailed space. However, I actually just like the wealthy deep tones (there are 24 colours). Look on the deep, darkish mysterious background of this Seahorses piece from Oceanimaginary by Susan Carlson @Rubycharmcolors. The seahorses have been accomplished with Tombow Dual Brush pens since I couldn’t belief the tremendous particulars with the massive juicy watercolor markers. Hey that’s why one can by no means have sufficient coloring provides!
There are a number of items or treasured experiences in 2019 that I felt are value mentioning both as a result of it’s a primary try, a particular reminiscence, or simply merely I amazed myself.
I actually love coloring furs and I additionally tried to attract a few of my furry buddies. They gave me nice satisfaction. I really like injecting some realism into my coloring pages. In this Halloween web page from Rhapsody within the forest by Kanoko Egusa, I put one in all my favourite cat fashions, Klaus, into the image.
Here’s Klaus once more on this piece from Jewelry Box by Hanna Karlzon.
My assortment of doggy portraits – I drew my furry buddies from their pictures. I’m simply studying and right here’s what I’ve accomplished this 12 months. Clockwise from left: Harley & Bruce, the Rottiebear and Doberman, they’re my granddogs; Finn the Wheaton, he’s my canine Dexter’s (@dexterlabradoodle) finest buddy; Miss Lilo, she belongs to my pricey good friend and fellow colonist Lora King (@dukewife). Good query: the place’s my very own canine Dexter? Well I don’t have the braveness to attract him but, perhaps subsequent 12 months.
I all the time mentioned don’t examine your work with others however it’s best to all the time examine your personal work. This is a facet by facet comparability of my very first furry animal coloring back in 2017 with my newest each from Hanna Karlzon’s coloring books.
A First Horse/Unicorn
My first try to paint a horse’ face, he’ll all the time be particular to me. This pretty illustration is from Zemlja Snova by Tomislav Tomic.
Backgrounds are nonetheless the most important problem for many of us. Most instances I simply do a blurry bokeh look.
In this piece from Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures by Millie Marotta, I envisioned a poppy subject as a background for this 12 months’s Remembrance Day theme.
I actually love this Cardinal Birds and Birdhouse by Susan Carlson of RubyCharmColors however determined to make the background a lush large tree crammed with leaves. I didn’t depend what number of leaves I’ve drawn however that is precisely how I envisioned.
Birdhouse by Susan Carlson of Rubycharmcolors, coloured by Betty Hung – colorart.ca
The minute I noticed this mice piece by Rita Berman, the saying “hole in the wall for some, home sweet home for others” rang in my head. Hence I drew a stone wall with a gap.
Soft Pastel coloring
I suppose I don’t get pleasure from pastel typically as a result of I don’t just like the mess. I did pull out my Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils a pair instances this 12 months and do love the impact of those two items. Still not my favourite medium although. Both items are illustrations of Susan Carlson, Rubycharmcolors.
Hanna Karlzon women
I really like coloring Hanna Karlzon women. I suppose the problem to rework them from line artwork to stunning individuals entices me to maintain coloring them. I don’t get pleasure from gray scale portraits as a lot maybe as a result of I like that each interpretation of the identical Hanna Karlzon lady drawing by completely different colorists will look completely different. It’s very magical. I’ve accomplished 14 to this point, not all accomplished this 12 months however thought you would possibly wish to see all of them.
Hanna Karlzon women coloured by Betty Hung – colorart.ca
October Breast Cancer Awareness
I all the time coloured an animal from Intricate Ink Animals in Details by Tim Jeffs pink in help of October Breast Cancer Awareness. This 12 months I selected a fierce screaming hippo which I feel is sort of becoming.
My very first Podcast and Magical Advant Calendar
Thanks to Isabell Vestermark (@passionistacolorista) who did a podcast with me this 12 months. I’m an introvert and evidently this was tremendous scary for me to listen to my very own voice in public. If you have an interest to study extra about me, my background, why I colour, how I colour, what conjures up me, a number of of my coloring suggestions, you’ll find the podcast right here: https://passionistacolorista.podbean.com/e/46-fur-bokeh-backgrounds-and-blending-skills-with-betty-hung-1560022452/
Another spotlight of the 12 months was when Isabell invited me to contribute a 5cm x 5cm drawing for her Magical Advant Calendar. Since I draw coloring playing cards for the Creative Scrapbookers Magazine month-to-month, I shortly mentioned sure. However, my jaw dropped after I noticed the checklist of all of the FAMOUS illustrators taking part. I’m Christian and instantly the prayer “I am not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table…” got here into my head. Anyway I did a miniature drawing of my pricey good friend Lora King’s (@dukewife) pretty cat Cam and I used to be so thrilled to see all the lovable Cam coloring from the coloring neighborhood on December 23.
Susan Carlson made these four present tags free for her Facebook Community Group members this Christmas. They are so pretty and I had the perfect time coloring them. She promised a small format coloring guide within the New Year and judging from how a lot I like coloring these little tags – fast, fairly, transportable – I’m very excited a couple of small guide that I can take when travelling.
This 12 months I obtained a number of new books. Some I haven’t had an opportunity to paint but however my rule is that I need to colour at checklist one web page on every guide. Goals for 2020.
Oceanimaginary by Susan Carlson of Rubycharmcolors – Ocean creatures within the stylized types. Looks at this Octopus with its stunning curves.
Black Magic II by Susan Carlson of Rubycharmcolors – These are printed in black card inventory and assembled by Susan – very time consuming course of. However, these black magic books supplied a really distinctive coloring expertise and all of the pale tones pencils that you just by no means touched can now be showcased. By the way in which, Tombow Irojiten pencils have the prettiest pale tones.
A Million Christmas Cats by John Bigwood – this cute little guide is crammed with tons and plenty of cute little cats. I’m glad I coloured this simply in time for Christmas. See the featured picture on the high of this publish.
Yet to paint
Vogel & Bloemen by Nadja Wedin
Find Color by Gugeli
Vintage Classic III by Tatiana Bogema
Any new books and pdfs by Susan Carlson of Rubycharmcolors – what can I say, she’s one in all my favourite artists and a pricey good friend
Happy New Year
I’ll chorus from guarantees however one in all my New Year resolutions, apart from the same old eat wholesome and maintain match, is to weblog extra typically and maybe do a number of extra YouTube tutorials. The need is there however so little time. Thank you a lot in your endurance and I want you all a really Happy 2020.
Happy Coloring my buddies.