Well it’s been quite a busy week (and a bit more, too!) but I’m finally getting around to sharing a project for the new challenge at The Male Room. This is our hundredth challenge and we have a perfect theme for it – celebrate! I decided to go for a card celebrating Christmas as my project, but you could interpret it in any way you like.
I decided to go for a very clean and simple design for this card and really let the digi speak for itself. I arranged the image with one of the sentiments from Holiday Sentiments and printed it directly onto the card base for a one layer design.
I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour the image in. I started with the fox, using a variety of muted orange tones. I experimented a bit as I wasn’t sure which colours would be best for it. I then coloured the hat in red before moving onto the trees. Here again I experimented as I wasn’t sure what greens would give the shade I wanted. I ended up with some very deep greens in the shadows and much brighter for the highlights which I think adds fun movement to the trees. I went with a dark brown for the trunks, and a lighter brown for the grounding.
I kept this card very simple, not adding anything beyond the colouring. It could definitely be enhanced, for example by building more of a scene around the image, or perhaps adding snow pen texture to the hat. I think I like it kept as a more simple design though, allowing the digi to really take centre stage and be the focus of the card.
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Lady Joyful (that’s me!)