Welcome! I'll have two posts for you today--one this morning, and another late tonight for the MFT release. So, I've been coloring flowers again--some of my absolute favorite thing to color for sure!
The image that I used above is a Power Poppy Instant Garden image, Hellebores. [Instant Garden images are available for purchase as digital images--you save on shipping and space that way--or so I tell myself!) I took some pictures as I colored.
Here I have colored just the greenery. As usual, I had run a Google image search to see what colors hellebores came in, not being a botanist myself.
Here I've added the blossoms. I had to be careful with this blossom colors, because reddish-purples and yellow-greens are contrasting/complementary colors--colors that are opposite sides of the color wheel. The importance of that is that they quickly gray each other down when you mix them, so you want to do as little muddly-mixing as possible when you are using contrasting colors like these.
How about some Spica Glitter pens? I just can't help myself--"Oooohhh, SHINY!" The effect is really more subtle that this. I had to get just the right angle of light in order for your to see the glitter. And that's one of the things that I like about the Spica's--understatement. (I also like that I can use them for a very, very long time without getting clogs, as a rule.)
Here I've also colored the glass, though I did darken both it and the shadow in more after I took a picture. (My pictures wasn't well-focused on the glass on the top one, but I included it so that you'd have the marker numbers.)
If you'd like to see more color combinations and layout with the Power Poppy Hellebores Instant Garden set, please see the Power Poppy blog for a full list of all of the designers participating in today's release. Thanks for stopping in!