lol hope some of you are having better weather than Cornwall!!?? It is grey and wet here and yesterdays 'longest day' was a total wash-out!!!!!!! Ha ha ha I'm hoping that this means we will have some decent weather for the long school summer holidays!!??
Anyhoo - I bet any of you that have been following The Craft Barn's fab alpha challenge will be able to guess what I have done for the letter U!! It was a bit of a 'no-brainer' for me but it meant me getting those 'pants' on again tee hee, here you go, please meet my UNICORN........
My apologies for the poor pics!! I tried to get a shot with the camera but the light is terrible today so I admit to giving up on that and resorting to the scanner ha ha.
I started by doing a pencil sketch, adjusting until I was happy. This was outlined with a black fine-liner and shaded slightly using a stabilo all black pencil which is easily smudgable and not quite as messy as regular charcoal (says she whose fingers were decidedly black!!). I then added some highlights with white and gold gel pens. A very wise lady (thanx Mrs G x) suggested adding some colour for a little more impact so I went around the unicorn with blue and green inktense pencils, using the side of the pencil to try and avoid harsh lines. The colours were then activated by washing over the whole background with a water-brush.
Many Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, always very much appreciated.
Huge hugs to you all