Friday, September 30, 2011


The challenge this fortnight at Make it Colourful is to color sheer or see through clothing. My first attempt was to color Annabella from Make it Crafty. The lower part of the skirt and the fabric around the arm were indented to me sheer. I colored the arm and wire frame first then lightly went over with E40, E41, E42, and E43 to manage a sheer look.

As for a challenge, I wasn't completely satisfied with my effect so I gave it another go. This time I found Ben in the Rain by Whiff of Joy and thought I could give him a clear raincoat and umbrella. It was on this image that I discovered the techniques of coloring are pretty similar to "coloring with no lines" challenge.

The third image is Marissa Fairy by Paper Makeup Stamps and her skirt turned out to be a great dance cover. Again, I colored the skin and leotard first then lightly went in with the pink in the shaded areas. Some areas were darker than I wanted to so that's where I used the Blender Pen to lighten it up.

In the end, the hardest part about this challenge was to find a viable image to work on without coloring someone naked! Maybe I need to look for more images... sounds like a good excuse to me to go shopping! :D Next week I should have these images on a project.


  1. WOW! Fantastic! The result is better then GREAT! Waiting to see them on project!
    Have a nice shopping =)

  2. Barbara - these are fantastic! You've inspired me and I may have to give it a go.


  3. Fantastic job, I especially love Ben in the rain - that brolly is awesome! I too had problems choosing an image - I thought I might get banned from blogger if I put her naughty elves in see through clothes!!!

  4. Barbara, I'm speechless, this is breathtaking! You're amazing!
    hugs, Alina

  5. WOW!!! Barb you are so talented, these look amazing! You really set the bar high, don't you!
    Hugs, Mindy

  6. WOW, they are absolutely fantastic, Barbara! The effect is perfect on all your images! I hope to try, I just need to find the image:-) Lots of hugs Delphine xx

  7. Oh My! Barbara! your images are so amazing they look so real!
    fab fab fab! hugs

  8. OMG! Ben in the rain is fabulously cute and flawlessly executed! :D

  9. FABULOUS JUST FABULOUS!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Wow Barbara, I so wish I could colour like you. Awesome, love how they both turned out. I had difficulty choosing an image too.
    Hugs Tracy x


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