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


  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

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

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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

  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

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

  6. Hubba hubba! Totally awesome!
    Hugs Gea

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


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

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

  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


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