Thursday, 12 November 2015

Enchanted Forest: Shield

I'm calling this page the shield, but I'm not really sure that's what it is. It's got two shields in it, so I suppose it's close enough.

I'm trying to break the habit of making my colouring in symmetrical. It's a tough habit to break, I kind of like it when both halves are the same, but I think it worked quite well in this one. Maybe the next symmetrical picture will be coloured asymmetrically.

It's funny how when I look at these pages now I can start to imagine the colours I'm going to use for colouring it in. As soon as I looked at this page I knew that the birds at the top were going to be fiery colours, likewise, I knew the dragons would be purple. I actually wanted them to be a slightly darker purple but I'm pleased with how they turned out anyway.

When I was in Glasgow the other week I found myself looking at Enchanted Forest in Ryman's stationery shop and it was so weird seeing the pages all blank and empty without any colours in them. There are so many pages still to fill in and I can't wait to have them all done so I can flip through and see them all bright instead of plain.

I've already got plans for some of the future pages!


Let me know what you think. :-)