Jump to content
  • Sky
  • Blueberry
  • Slate
  • Blackcurrant
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Emerald
  • Chocolate
  • Charcoal

FJ Colorists Unite

  • entries
    428
  • comments
    2,780
  • views
    34,588

Contributors to this blog

  • clueliss 58
  • Tikobaby 47
  • Fascinated 43
  • caszandra 33
  • iweartanktops 24
  • RabbitKM 23
  • Curious 19
  • AmazonGrace 18
  • AliceInFundyland 13
  • OnceUponATime 12
  • Grimalkin 12
  • HarryPotterFan 11
  • Snickles 10
  • Bethella 10
  • JillyO 7
  • Playagirl 7
  • singsingsing 6
  • Dollypeeps 6
  • bewilderedandbemused 6
  • Jennifer Hart 5
  • hauntedoklahoma 5
  • SoSoNosy 5
  • ClaraOswin 4
  • CharlieInCharge 4
  • THERetroGamerNY 4
  • Rajah061014 4
  • Destiny 3
  • violynn 3
  • happy atheist 3
  • LadyCrow1313 3
  • Myrtille 3
  • Firiel 2
  • ShepherdontheRock 2
  • Blahblah 2
  • ShesCrafty 2
  • paulypepper 1
  • Bragandbounce 1
  • CallmeChaCha 1
  • Witherwings 1
  • Primadonna 1
  • Jeebusismycopilot 1
  • EyeQueue 1
  • SportsgalAnnie 1
  • Nonyabznoch 1

About this blog

A community blog for FJ members to show their works, works-in-progress, tips and tricks and anything coloring related.

Entries in this blog

 

Pampered Pets & Toys!

Here's my latest from Pampered Pets. I love that book!  This is the page upon which my Copic Lipstick Red and a W&N ProMarker Cobalt Blue, both brand new, malfunctioned and spat excess ink onto the page. I whined loudly about this on my profile page in a status update.  I was asked to post both the original page with the ink blots and the edited version for comparison so this is the edited one and I'll post the one showing the ink blots on my profile page.  Thank goodness for photo editing!  

Tikobaby

Tikobaby

 

Raise Your Glass

I'm finally coloring again! Today when I was out, I bought a new coloring book, Home Sweet Home, by Steve Duffendack.  I colored the page with gel pens. I'm a little disappointed in some of my color choices, but fuck it, I enjoyed the realizing quiet time.

iweartanktops

iweartanktops

 

Curious Owl Creatures

From my new Creative Haven book. Done with mostly metallic gel pens with a bit of neon thrown in. I decided to try adding a black background but had to get creative (no pun intended) when I started to run out of black partway through. All "black" is definitely not created equal. I was hoping the black would make the owls pop more but I think it ended up just making the picture look somewhat overwhelming. The metallic definitely does not photograph well. I took a bunch of pics but the colouring looks strange in all of them. Oh well, on to something else.

Playagirl

Playagirl

 

Curious Creatures with Mech Tree and Robots

Finally got to use my Winsor & Newton ProMarkers yesterday, only used them with this picture. I love them. There is a few patches on the pic and it isn't as smooth a finish as I had hoped for but I will have lots of fun practising with them. Ended up taking 7 photos and this was the best one of the lot, usual disclaimer, it looks much better and more vibrant in real life.

caszandra

caszandra

 

A Butterfly

There's not much to say, really.  I had a plan to use only shades of yellow, orange and brown, and I managed to stick to it.  It's nice enough, I think.  Not my best in terms of precision, though.  All W&N and Prisma markers, but too many shades to name. (And, now that I see it I don't like the photo quality at all!)

Fascinated

Fascinated

 

Ferris Wheel Fun!

This is my first page from Pampered Pets and I love this book!  Working on another page already.  Copic Sketch, Prismacolor brush tips, Winsor & Newton Promarkers, and Copic Ciaos.   Hope you like it!         

Tikobaby

Tikobaby

 

Not pointing the finger at anyone, but......

I'll just leave this here shall I?   http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/mind/the-300-per-cent-sale-growth-in-adult-pencils-and-colouring-books-has-created-a-global-shortage/news-story/e19d3e0e84f425bac0cd16c444e945fa

Blahblah

Blahblah

 

I found my little elephants' mum (or dad, not sure)!

This is my first non-disaster  from my new edition of Animal Kingdom.  I hadn't done this elephant in the original book, although the design is the same.  The stock is very nice and the markers don't bleed through onto the subsequent page.  I used minimal colours here: Prisma 'Canary Yellow' and Winsor and Newton 'Turquoise', China Blue', 'Lipstick Red' and, the delicious 'Mango'.  I also used a couple of fine line markers by Prisma, just for the really small details, so the shades differ a bit.

Fascinated

Fascinated

 

A Curious Barn with Mech Animals

It usually takes me a few days to finish a picture but I started this one this morning and was determined to get it finished. I used Staedtler triplus fineliners and Sharpies. It is not the best photo as the light was pretty bad here due to a overcast day but it was the best of a bunch I took.

caszandra

caszandra

 

Curious Quails...and a Hedgehog!

Finished this one the other day. Sorry for the less than great photo...took it inside and the light is not even.  From Curious Creatures, of course!  Copic Sketch & Prisma markers, Winsor & Newton Promarkers, and Staedtler fineliners.  Working on one from Pampered Pets right now!  

Tikobaby

Tikobaby

 

Magical changing colors

In the grand "to color the background or to not color the background" debate, this time around my response was to color the background first. Actually I colored the whole damn picture in yellow before starting with the other colors. I did this yesterday and took the photo today. Before taking the photo I had to add in some more green because some of my greens had turned to beige-brown overnight. I don't know why, maybe it was the reaction with the yellow background?

AmazonGrace

AmazonGrace

 

Curious Creatures

I just picked this book up yesterday. I love it! I decided to try and figure out how to use these alcohol markers and experimented a bit with blending. It's a bit of a learning curve for me. While I like this picture better before I tried the blending I am delighted with the way they blended and see their potential!

Grimalkin

Grimalkin

 

Owls

I went out and got some markers for myself this past week. I didn't want to spend the money, so I got some cheaper alternative to the Copic markers. I got a set of primary colors which are Copic ciao, Artist's Loft which are Michaels brand, and some Spectrum Noir. Here are my results!

Grimalkin

Grimalkin

 

'Tropical World' elephants (with background, of course)

I liked this picture a lot. But, as usual, I decided to do the background, this time in black.  Black markers (Prismacolour in this case) are difficult little buggers.  It is almost impossible to stay in the lines and, when one goes over there is zero forgiveness.  Upshot is that I love it from a distance but it looks like crap up close. Give me your thoughts, please. My sensitive days on FJ are, I think, largely behind me, so I'm up for critiques.  (It looked great before and I seriously don't know why I put myself through the background agony.  I could have done a whole picture in that time!) After: Before:

Fascinated

Fascinated

 

To background or not to background? That is the question.

This is my most recent page. I do like this one quite a lot.   I seem to have difficulty leaving backgrounds white.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. But there's no going back, regardless, right?   Here's a side-by-side of before and after (I think both are really pretty): Here's another recent one.  I don't like the final page, I should have chosen a different colour for the centre I think. And, lastly, I posted this one in January I think, and it is one of my favourites.  A while later I decided to do the background in blue and was horrified at the damage done, so I left it half completed.  Last week I went back and finished it and then went over the whole background a second time in an attempt to smooth it out.  So, I used a lot of ink, damaged the nib, wasted time and probably ruined the picture.  It's interesting to me that I don't seem to be able to leave well enough alone. Thankfully I have the photos, although this 'before' seems a little unfocused.          

Fascinated

Fascinated

 

My first mandala

Finally took on the challenge of a mandala, I made a big mistake but managed to cover it up quite well but I don't recommend using tip-ex with gel pens lol! The gel pens were a cheap set I got at B&M. It took me 5 days to do this as my hands have been really sore for the last week so I only done a wee bit at a time, I'm feeling quite chuffed with myself for getting it done.

caszandra

caszandra

 

Two Travelling Cats!

Here's my latest...finally got it completed.  I really like the way it turned out and think it's one of my favorites.  Everyone probably knows that this one is from the Creative Cats book by Creative Haven.     Colored with Prismacolor & Copic Sketch markers, Winsor & Newton ProMarkers, and Staedtler triplus fineliners.   I just received a new coloring book called Fantastic Animals and am trying to decide what the next project will be.  

Tikobaby

Tikobaby

 

Dreaming kitty

I managed to finish another kitty page from the "Cats" book by Mesdmoiselles. As usual, the model had to pose next to it (and sit on the book by the same occasion, which is one of his favourite things to do :)).

Myrtille

Myrtille

 

Mr. F. did a colour! And I'm pissed!

He's a better cook.  He's a better golfer.  And now he's a better colourist, too!  And this is his first effort! He has a more relaxed attitude than I do with regards to staying inside the lines.  (Case in point, I am currently employing a fucking magnifying glass in a futile attempt to achieve perfection. I mean, mine just looks so anal!) His style suits this picture, though, as this artist is annoyingly negligent about actually defining outlines!  I find this book (Fantastic Cities) a bit of a nightmare but, you see, my husband bought it for me so it all makes sense now.  Anyway, we had fun colouring together while imbibing a wee bit and with some great music in the background. Nice evening!  

Fascinated

Fascinated



  • Blog Statistics

    • Total Blogs
      96
    • Total Entries
      2,311
  • Recent Status Updates

    • Briefly

      Briefly

      Has anybody else had issues with the latest Windows update?  Windows 10 has screwed up a lot of computers, mine included. Apparently,.Microsoft knew that it was going to cause problems and released it anyway. Now they talk like they are working on a problem.  OK, so I guess they are going to pay for the repairs to my laptop since I had to take it in to be fixed?  Due to their stupidity in releasing a known problem and not having a patch ready, but still they should not have released it knowing it was going to do this!!
      · 1 reply
    • mango_fandango

      mango_fandango

      Peanut likes sitting on her hidey-house! She’s eating a bit of honeydew melon which the pigs have never had before (although they have had watermelon). 

      There is still a bit of an abscess left; it’s reduced a bit in size but not completely. Our nearest vet clinic is mainly cat/dog related although the woman we’ve been seeing does have an interest/knowledge about small animals. We’re going to contact another clinic who are an exotics centre; our vet said that she could do a slightly more invasive procedure but that it’d be best if we took Peanut to a specialist place. 
      The vet also said today that we can reunite her with Cinnamon and Grace; there was no evidence of a bite mark but we’ll still have to be careful because of where the abscess is. The main reason we kept her separate was so she could recover post-sedation when the drainage site needed to properly heal. 
      I’m not worried about her health-wise in any major sense, but it’ll be a relief when it’s dealt with! 
      · 2 replies
    • laPapessaGiovanna

      laPapessaGiovanna

      RIP Felice Gimondi

      · 0 replies
    • ViolaSebastian

      ViolaSebastian

      Received news (from my dermatologist) that I tested positive for ANA, which indicates I have some type of auto-immune problem. But I can't see a rheumatologist until my primary care refers me, and I don't have an appointment with primary care until the 28th. And who knows how long it's going to take me to get into a specialist. So now I just get to sit around thinking about what's potentially wrong with me and being scared shitless about it.
      · 2 replies
    • MamaJunebug

      MamaJunebug

      The substitute pastor dislikes me and my candor and forthrightness. As he was giving pre-worship announcements, I needed to blow my nose. Did it so quietly! — but he interrupted himself with “gesundheit!” — and I felt embarrassed and in retaliation rolled my eyes or scowled every time he looked my way during sermon. Also held subsequent nose-clearings for when HE spoke during service. It felt snarky--right at first, now I’m just mad that these patriarchal bozos foul up the peace of music and hymns and prayers with their attitudes and actions. Thanks to FJ for providing this little forum-ette. I feel better for venting. 
      · 1 reply
×