National Coloring Book Day

Apparently there is a day just for coloring books. Yesterday, if you were unaware. Like days for donuts, cakes, etc., I only heard about it on the day. I don’t think anyone could keep up with all these random days. Anyway, my skin tone marker set also happened to show up in the mail yesterday, so I thought I’d do something with them.

A few weeks back I sketched this picture:

and colored it in pencil in my drawing pad. Then I had the idea to color it in marker and watercolor as well, so I traced it in Photoshop and printed it out three times. I decided to do the colored pencil again just to have the three on the same paper in the same dimensions for comparison. And I wanted to film them all:

I think it’s safe to say that I am best at the markers. But, that is what I’ve had the most practice in, so that was fairly predictable. Watercolor was the quickest, which I wouldn’t have thought of, just because I haven’t painted much recently and thought it would be more difficult. I really ought to get a colorless blender pencil, as well.

All in all, this was a really fun project. It was nice to see how one picture can be so different in different media.

P.S.- Want to color it, too? Click here to download the line art.

Birthday Necklaces

I completely thought I had posted this before, but apparently I only thought I did. I made these necklaces in January, because both of my grandmothers have birthdays around the end of January.

They also both happen to like purple, so I thought these amethyst chips would be perfect. The shorter one has groups of three with a focal group of five, while the longer one has a focal group of seven surrounded by groups of five and the rest are three.

I think my favorite thing I learned making these was about the magnetic clasp. It is so easy to put on, especially as a bracelet. And it has a super strong hold.

I liked these so much that I made more for my Etsy store. I also made this video with it:

Looming Dragons

No video this week. At least, not one I made. But I did make something else. Two somethings else.

Hiccup (who is not hugging a tub of barbeque sauce in this picture):

Which I made using this helpful video:

That was an hour yesterday, then today I spent an hour and a half on this little guy:

He comes from this video (because there is no way I wanted to figure this out on my own):

NaBloPoMo November 2014