Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Little Avatar Navi Scene

Here's a fun project I wanted to share using two images, Baby Fairy Flora from Mo Manning (Stampavie) and Anthuriumns Garden from Make it Crafty. I had recently watched the Avatar movie and wanted to color something using the bright fluorescent colors from that world.  So I had used a bit of creativity and decided to color up the fairy rubber stamp and the large flower background.


This was one of those coloring jobs where I went over everything about a hundred times and wasn't sure what it would look like until I was nearly finished.  It was a new challenge and touch and go for a while.  LOL  To get the Avatar look, I colored with blues, green, blue/greens and even some yellows to create the skin tone and strip pattern.  Then once the skin was finished I added the white dots with the gel pen.  The eye were colored with greens and yellows and the lips were colored with a little bit of pink/purple.  Here's a before and after slice of the fairy.


At first, I wasn't sure what color to do the clothes but decided to bring in some neon purples and pinks which coordinated well.  The hair was done by dotting the gray tones and was a lot easier than I had anticipated. 


The background image is one that I've colored using some blues (BG and B).  For this one, I wanted a bright fluorescent type color of blue so I blended in some green (YG and G) on the tips of the leaves and some purples (BV) for the darker parts of the leaves.  I like how the effect really changes the blue/green color.


I wanted to keep the ground the same neon colors as the flowered background but I also wanted grass.  So I later went in and added green strands for grass and then placed my fairy image on top of that.  The mixture is a little different for me and I'd probably go for all green/grass the next time.  But I think in the end, this might be considered a "happy accident" which is always a bonus!  LOL


Finally the last thing I needed to do was place the images on a card - this was a challenge all in itself! But I managed to find some scraps that didn't fight with the image and chose to go with something very basic and simple.  I hope you like it and maybe you'll be trying a little Avatar Navi image in your future! Yes?!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

DP2 Challenge E217 - "Something New" (coloring blue skin)
Card Mania #38 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #175 - Anything Goes


21 comments:

  1. Oh this is so cute Barbara, I absolutely love, what you´ve done here, and as usual the coloring is amazing and sooo perfect.

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  2. I came across your post in the Mo's Challenge and couldn't help popping by to say, Barbara, this is AMAZING! Just jaw-dropping! <3 Hope you don't mind if I share your post with my fellow crafters. Great technic and colouring skills! I'm just stunned how different could one baby image get after being coloured in such an unusual way. <3 My sincere admirations! :) xxx JIJI

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  3. Ooh she's been at it again! Awesome work Barbara. I can't wait to see the new Avatar land they are creating at WDW
    Jane xx

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  4. This is amazing, Barbara! I love the colors and the scene! Superb coloring, as always!

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  5. Wowsers Barbara, this is amazing. Loved the image when you showed her on Facebook and have been waiting to see her on a project. Perfect background image to go with her.

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  6. Wow! your colouring is just amazing!

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  7. Whoa! I wish I had the ability to "see" art like this, to have a vision of what it will look like. Your talent is shining on this card Barbara. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Mo's!

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  8. Oh my Gosh!!!! O_o
    This is Amazing!!!!!! *_*
    Hugs,
    Vale ;)

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  9. Wow... this is really wonderful... I love this idea very much... greetings Ute

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  10. Gorgeous card! That was a good movie, you captured the colors well! Saw this in my daily feed and on MIM! Donna

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  11. When I saw this card linked up (at MIM) I had to click on it, glad I did! She's blue but oh SO pretty. Amazing coloring!!! Think I'll go watch Avatar now. :)
    Hugs,
    Lisa DT

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  12. Oh, your coloring is AMAZING! I couldn't recognize the image at first!
    Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Smiles, Kaly

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  13. What a fab card ,your colouring is awesome and I love the cute fairy
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

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  14. Wow, this s incredible! When I saw your sneak peek on MIM, I had to stop by for a closer look. I cannot image the time you put into coloring the stamp. It looks incredible. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

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  15. WOW WOW WOW my fave film and this card is truly a wonderful piece of art. Gobsmacked never seen anything so striking. Mouth hanging open.

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  16. Wow! Wow! Absolutely AMAZING!!! ...... Your colouring is out of this world! Popped over from MIM :) xx

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  17. how awesome! this is so ubercool!!! :)

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  18. Oh, Barbara, why must you be so awesome??!

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