Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Autumn Wreath



I pulled out an oldie but a goodie from my Lockhart collection to create this warm autumn tag. The Autumn Wreath has been a favorite of mine for a while now because of the great variety you can achieve in coloring it. I know the first impression of this image is that it can be tough to color, but really, it is pretty easy! The areas are small, so colored pencils make quick work of it, and since they're small, shading is achieved quickly by blending colors together. Here's a closer look:



An important tip when you're working with an image like this - don't forget to color the 'inside'. After you color the fruits and leaves on this wreath, you're left with some space inbetween; don't forget to color this area. I used my Ginger Root pencil (one of my Go-To colors!) here, so it looks faint in the picture, but I can tell you that this is what makes the wreath look finished. It's always a bit of an after-thought for me, but I can tell you that it makes a huge difference!

Off to bake some pumpkin bread for our new neighbors - this tag is going on it when it's wrapped up for a little something special. Nothing says welcome like a beautiful wreath! Have a great day. Be well.

5 comments:

Ted said...

Jenn, I love this tag! So warm and inviting and your tip to "fill in the gaps" is dead-on. You did a wonderful job, as always!

Lee Anne said...

This is just beautiful! I love the little details in your coloring! Thanks for always being an inspiration!

Kathy Martin said...

Your autumn wreath is splendid!

liannallama said...

such a cute tag and thanks for the coloring tip--those are the details that make your projects look so nice!

IamDerby said...

Very pretty Jenn