Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Another Coloring Meditation

I tried something a little different when coloring this time. I did a bit of shading on most of the leaves and petals. I also restricted the color pallet to greens and blues, with just a touch of purple. The result is very pleasing to me.

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I used Crayola colored pencils on this piece. Afterward, I scanned it into my paint programs, played with the saturation, contrast, light, shadow, and noise reduction. This was colored on white paper, so in the paint program I turned the background black, leaving a little white just around the center. It truly makes the colors pop. Beautiful.

Drawing by Thaneeya McArdie from her book Flower Mandalas

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