Friday, May 18, 2012

Underwater Castle

The challenge for the last two weeks at Make it Crafty Club House was to color rainbows and I thought I'd try an underwater rainbow since the new underwater images were just released.  :D  So I printed out Underwater Castle from Make it Crafty and this is what I came up with.  Don't forget to check out what everyone else made too in the Rainbows Gallery.


For my coloring I started with the rainbow and made long streaks while ignored everything else in the water.  I wanted a really bright look and knew that after I added blue things would get muted a little so I made sure to use brighter, more neon colors.  After adding the blue streaks, I then colored the rest of the image.



For the sand I tried to go for the bright white that is sometimes seen in the shallow tropical waters - you know, the paradise kind of water that is crystal clear and almost looks like glass.  Yeaah... that's where I wanted to be.  :D  I used E44, E43, E42, E41, and E40 but stayed more towards the lighter colors.  Then I used bright colors again for the coral, seashells, fish and everything.


The last thing I did was use my white gel pen and color in the bubbles to make them stand out a little more.  The image actually didn't take that long to color, maybe 30 minutes, and by starting with the rainbow I felt I could toss it out if needed without wasting too much effort.  However, it didn't turn out so bad so I didn't need to start over.  :D

That's about it for the rainbow challenge.  You should give it a try with your next water project!  Thanks for dropping by and I hop you've been a little inspired today.  *Hugs

10 comments:

  1. WOW! This is beautiful! After reading about how you did it, I might be brave enough and give it a try since it sounds very very fun!! This is gorgeous! hugs Sandra

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  2. Stunning Barbara...I love the underwater scene you created, gorgeous rainbow colours...fabulous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Fabulous!!! I love the rainbow, your coloring is absolutely amazing :)

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  4. OMGosh that is absolutely stunning Barbara, so beautiful and translucent, just like the tropical sea. When i grow up I want to colour like you :D
    hugs
    Suzi
    xxx

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  5. What a great idea...it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
    Joyce xx

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  6. Hubba hubba! Totally awesome!
    Hugs Gea

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  7. Gorgeous work and of course over the top fabulous coloring!

    Shelby

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  8. Wow Barbara that is amazing!!! Your colouring is just so amazing...really really awe inspiring :)

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  9. Wow Barbara that is amazing!!! Your colouring is just so amazing...really really awe inspiring :)

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  10. Soooo impressive =O I'm in awe.. oh gosh.. feel like giving it a try myself but you got me quite intimidated, haha =D
    GORGEOUS

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