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  2. wallysmommy

    Curious' Coloring

    Hello, my friends from the other boards -- I color and I'm also doing paper art with my Silhouette Cameo. Have you watched A Colorful Life on YouTube. Ann is so genuine, kind, and encouraging to her "fruit bats" as she calls her followers.
  3. Curious

    Diamond Painting

    I'm enjoying it. It's just the distraction I need right now because I have to focus enough my mind can't wander, but it's not as stressful as some other hobbies because the colors are already chosen and I'm just filling in the blanks. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BN1W32Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I saw this one and thought it would be really cute for the baby's nursery. They love cats. I love butterflies and it's got a soft fantasy feel.
  4. Destiny

    Diamond Painting

    I bought one on amazon the other day to test, but it's not here yet. I meant to link you one the other day, and shiny things attacked and I never did.
  5. Have any of you tried the diamond painting kits? I have been studiously ignoring them since I first saw them, but so many people in the coloring community are getting into them now. I saw one that I liked but didn't want to spend $45 so trotted off to amazon and found one for a more reasonable $12.99 that I decided to try for one of Mini Fluffy Bunny's christmas presents. I just started it yesterday and I am really enjoying it. I find I get the relaxation effect like I do with coloring because I have to really think about the "drill" placement. This might be a great option for those of you that are worried about "ruining" a picture or not being able to make color choices. I've watched a few videos on Youtube and a lot of people order from aliexpress.com. I know a lot of people order art supplies from there and wish.com. I've ordered from wish before with good luck. I checked out the pricing at aliexpress and it's quite reasonable. I will probably order my next one from there. Reading reviews for each "shop" there is very important if you do try them out. There are several "shops" on aliexpress where you can use your own picture to create one. There are some review videos about different shops on YT and there is a rating system. Depending on how long it takes me to complete this first one (and I think I've sped up a bit since I first started already), I might order a custom one of my husband's beloved papillon who passed away a few years ago. I can work on it while he's at work and keep it a surprise, I think.
  6. Curious

    Curious' Coloring

    I was looking for something on youtube a couple days ago and discovered this newish coloring stuff called Spiroglyphics and Lines and Dots. I sat watching a random person color one of the pages for way longer than I care to admit. I ordered the Spiroglyphics: Animals book and a lines and dots: animals one as well. They just came a bit ago and I'm working on one of the spiroglyphics. This is a great idea for people that get stuck trying to choose colors (you just pick one darkish color) and worry about "ruining" a page. (affiliate link. If you buy something FJ gets a bit of money)
  7. AliceInFundyland

    Curious' Coloring

    That is lovely! I have to get back to coloring too.
  8. Curious

    Curious' Coloring

    I haven't done any coloring in probably close to a year. Since I found out we were expecting a grandbaby I have been spending most of my time on crocheting baby stuff. I did have 4 pictures I wanted to color for the nursery and I finally got around to starting on them. I usually color on 8.5x11 paper, but decided to do these as 5x7 so they didn't take up as much room on the nursery wall. I was able to knock this out in just a few hours. The image is by Connie Fong and I followed a Kit and Clowder coloring lesson. If you are interested in learning more about coloring I highly recommend Kit and Clowder. The woman that runs it is amazing and incredibly helpful. There is also a facebook group that is absolutely amazing and supportive. I really can't recommend it enough (no financial association just a happy student)
  9. Curious

    Coloring

    I like the white space, but I'm not sure if that would drive me nuts and make it feel unfinished to me or not. I always love your color combinations on the mandalas.
  10. clueliss

    Coloring

    Next one (and for the record - yes I'm going in order in this book because I'm weird that way). (and there are a couple of smudges on this that when I see them make me twitchy). If I were to do this over I would likely change some of the tiny areas in the middle to white - mainly because I like the effect of the white where I left it uncolored but by then it was too late to undo the ink.
  11. clueliss

    Coloring

    It’s been a bit of a coloring dry spell for me. But this last week I found my way back, prompted in part by a Facebook memory. Including a shot of the book, which is spiral bound at the top. Nice paper, but the book includes a sheet to tear out to put between pages to prevent bleed thru (not needed. In this case but good practice). Only printed on one side too.
  12. Alisamer

    Water Color Chat

    Oooh, I have a couple Daniel Smith colors - I'd love to have more. Right now I have a small palette (one of the black tin ones) with mostly colors from the Cotman sketch box, but also a few from the Prima Tropicals and added pans of Payne's Gray (WInsor & Newton) and a kind of pearly aqua and sandy color from Daniel Smith. I don't get to paint as often as I'd like, I've been working on it on and off for a bit over a year and a half. I did carry the palette and a water brush along with me on a trip to Paris last September and used it in my travel journal!
  13. Peaches-n-Beans

    Water Color Chat

    I'm surprised there's no topic in painting yet, I hope it's okay that I started one. I really love Water coloring and I've been doing it for about three years now. It's my absolute favorite medium, I just got some Daniel Smith watercolors from my sister for Christmas (She knows me so well!) Admittedly I mostly do fan art, lots of A Song of Ice and Fire fanart at the moment. What about everyone else? what's your favorite paint brand? Favorite thing to paint?
  14. Curious

    Curious' Coloring

    Thanks. I do have a knotwork book which I do enjoy for mindless coloring. I don't think I've posted anything out of it. Here is one: I like mandalas as well, but I usually do animal ones vs geometric. I have a book of tessellations that I enjoy as well:
  15. clueliss

    Curious' Coloring

    very nice. I still prefer geometrics (when I color) because I can zone out and it requires less thought for me.
  16. Curious

    Curious' Coloring

    One of the reasons I decided to try the lessons is because human skin scared me. I felt like I could never get it right and my people either looked like oompa loompas or zombies. I mostly just avoided coloring people and it wasn't a huge problem until someone posted a page they did from a Molly Harrison book. Her people don't require a ton of skin coloring, but almost all her books are filled with people. This is one I did before lessons. This is the first lesson I did. It's from Hannah Lynn's Christmas coloring book. I used prismacolor pencils and the background is drawn in by me! The original page is just the girl holding the tree.
  17. I started taking coloring lessons around November of last year. I found a great group online and the lessons are reasonably priced. I thought I would share a few of the pages I have done since then. I have also discovered the wonderful world of digital stamps and am totally obsessed with them. I'm going to post each page in a separate post so I can talk about it a little bit without posts getting super long. Edit: I'm waiting so my posts don't all merge so come back in a few minutes if you are reading this right after I post it
  18. Curious

    Coloring

    I love the mandalas as well. I just saw a flip through of a new Christmas book coming called Christmas Circles. I'm normally not very into holiday specific coloring books, though I do have a couple Christmas and Halloween ones from some of the artists that I really like. There seems to be a somewhat new trend where artists are giving 2 copies of each design, one with a white background and one with a black background. I really like that. This is one I recently did from one of those books: This was done with Feela colored pencils. They are a marvelous alternative to prismacolors. The 150 set of prismacolors runs between $78 and $95 on amazon. The Feela 152 set is $25.99. I wanted to fill out my prismacolor set as I have the 72 and was missing some necessary colors now that I'm shading, particularly flesh tons and neutrals. I had saved up enough for the 150 set at $78 (where it sat for literally months) and right before I was ready to order the price jumped up to $95 (frustrating). So I looked around for alternatives and the Feela set had good reviews. I figured for $26 I would give it a go. I LOVE them. They blend beautifully with prismas. I just did a page using both, but don't have a picture of it yet. I'll post it when my husband gets home and can take a pic for me.
  19. Curious

    Coloring Chit Chat

    Yes, we will transfer to here. I'm hoping to be able to integrate the blog into here. It's supposedly possible, but I haven't figured out how yet.
  20. clueliss

    Coloring Chit Chat

    I'm fine with either. Does this mean that we'll cease using the current coloring blog?
  21. clueliss

    Coloring

    I haven't seen her newest. I still drift more toward mandalas and Celtic knotwork where I don't have to think about things quite as much.
  22. Quifters

    Coloring

    This is beautiful! The polychromos give a sharper look vs. the Prismas, which is perfect for this picture.
  23. Curious

    Coloring

    Here is one of my newest. I have never colored a greyscale page before, but so many books I love are greyscale I decided I better figure it out. I also just got the wildly expensive polychromos colored pencils as a special treat to myself after saving some $$ for them. This was my first time using them as well. They are much harder than prismacolors and will take some getting used to, but I am happy with my first attempt with a double learning curve. This is from Adorable Animals by Jane Maday.
  24. This is the place for random chit chat. Would you prefer to use the forum and gallery for showing your work or would you like a blog in the club? Either/or or both is fine. I just don't want to make a blog if no one is going to use it, essentially
  25. Post your favorite supplies and questions about coloring supplies here.
  26. Curious

    Coloring

    lovely as always. I found my twistables recently and can't wait to start using them again I love Johanna's books, but they are very intricate. Have you seen her new one? I have it on my wishlist, but I'm not sure I will get it. I've seen quite a few people coloring in it and their pages look nice, but I'm not really feeling it. Other than one page which has a lovely butterfly on it. I'm not buying the book just for that though. There are hundreds of books full of butterflies.
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