Monday, May 17, 2010

Hogs & Sketches Challenge #8

I recently discovered Hambo Stamps and saw they had monthly challenges, not to mention really cool stamps.  For this month's challenge, I downloaded a couple of their digital stamps and went to work coloring them. 

The background is a sponged technique using Distress Inks for both the sea and the clouds.  I cut out my images and layered them onto my background.  I also pop-dotted the yellow fish because I wanted him to look like he jumping out of the water. 

I combined Copic markers and Smooch pearilized accent ink (paint) for my coloring.  The Copics I used were E00, E01, E11, R20 for the skin tone; E27 and E37 for the hair; E07, E09, E17, W1 for the boat; B000 and colorless blender were used for the sail. 

Although you can't see the shimmer and glimmer on the fish and the guy's shirt and hat, they look pretty cool in person.  I just received some of the newest colors of Smooch and was so excited to find they would work for this project.  The fish have Sunshine, Carrot, and Sassy Pink; the hat is Siren red; the guy's shirt is Olive Twist and Sunshine; the mast is Molassas and Silver Fox; and the rope is Snickerdoodle.


Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous job creating this adorable scene! What wonderful work!

Monica Hunter said...

I agree - fabulous scene, and so creative to use the fish for the circular elements of the sketch! I LOVE this!! Thanks for playing along with us this month Anne! :)

Jennifer said...

That's so cool that you can do that with stamps!! I shudder to think of the mess I would make of it!!

Anne said...

Thanks for the great comments y'all!

Monica Hunter said...

Congratulations Anne - you won!! See the challenge blog to find out how to claim your prizes. :)