Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Christmas card #4, Willow with candle
"We light our lanterns when darkness falls." It's a line from a beautiful Norwegian christmas song, and it suits this image so well. And oh, how I love to colour these lovely dresses! Lots of flowing fabric that brings out the three-dimentional effect really well. They take a lot of time to colour though! I've used no less than four shades of blue Prismas for each of the elements in the dress... It takes a lot more work to get the highlights out when working on kraft, but it's definitely worth it. I love the contrast of the bright, strong image against the natural, muted kraft cardstock. The shimmering chalks bring a glow around the image, slightly helped by some yellow Prisma colour right next to the candle.