As an aside - for a "Non-Drawer" - I have a pretty big collection of color pencils. I mean doesn't everyone need 5 different sets to the tune of 200+ pencils? And what set do I like the best and its my go-to set - yep - you guessed it - my Crayola Pencils. Not only were they the least expensive ($6) but they color smooth, sharpen nicely and the 50 pencil set has a nice range of colors. Just perfect for utility coloring of the design process.
So last month I came up with my sketch for Sacred Threads. Since you should always make visual decisions visually - I've been coloring up some mock ups.
UGH!! Can you say edit?? Too many colors - but I do like the way the yellow moves through it. Also not enough value changes.
This is getting closer - I like the idea of putting the cross in the same color family as background - using three bits of yellow to create movement and focal points. The color palette is working nicely too. I'm getting closer.
After 4 - I called uncle. I mean my hand was starting to cramp up! But I still want to try some more trials since I made a lot of copies of the sketch. The thing about this process is it makes me decide what do I actually want to say and how do I want to say it. Color and Value play a huge part in that.
I've learned the better you plan out a project, the easier it will go in the end. Besides there are worse things to do than color in front of the Christmas tree.
No matter what your beliefs -
Let me just wish you Blessings of the Season.
So what have you been up to creatively