You may have noticed that I do love to colour and as of recent I love all things Smash*, so what better than to combine the 2!
I've wanted to create a colouring reference, in fact I've done so many before but then lost them or whatever, so I decided to dedicate some space in my lush Smash journal to exactly that. Over the last few days (even during the Jubilee, those eagle eyed WOYWWers would've seen) I've coloured the same character a number of times but with different combinations of Copics. Trying out different combos for hair and skin tones. Some I like better, some I know I won't use again, but it's a reference point! Once I'd coloured 6 I smashed them! I stuck them in my blue Smash journal and wrote down the pen numbers. Scribbling little notes to myself too.
As you can see I used Boobie digital stamp, a freebie from the lovely Krista over at Saturated Canary. I didn't really plan what I was going to do I just looked at my newly coloured Copics chart and saw what looked like colours that would go together. I concentrated more on the hair and skin rather than the clothes. But to be honest this exercise wasn't about getting my colouring perfect it was about trying out colours to see what I liked.
I think by using the same character it's easier to see what works and what doesn't - some of the skin tones are too orange, though on the photos they don't actually look too bad! I love the 4 shades of hair - blond, mid brown, dark and auburn/reddish brown. I had a funny five minutes and decided to do blue and pink hair too, not sure why, I just fancied doing so!
I can see me doing this again, maybe with my favourite characters - filling a page with a random selection of coloured images. Definitely good fun and a perfect way to forget about the pain and uselessness I'm feeling at present.
Anyway thought I'd share it with you all, feel free to ask about any of it, happy to share what I did if it helps anyone. But then I'm no expert!
Take care Zo xx