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Challenge #225 - colour

The current Diva Challenge is to use colour - also known as "So.........Colour, my mortal enemy........we meet again!"

O.k., maybe colour is not (quite) my arch enemy but I definitely prefer to work in black, grey and white with only the odd foray into the land of colour. When I do make a visit I usually stick to a monochromatic scheme.

And the big news.........today is no different. LOL. Here's my piece in shades of green.


I initially had the idea of turning the pattern Cloudfall into a feather, I did the first two steps of the pattern and then just went off on a tangent and kept adding stuff, and this was the end result.

Have a good one!
hx

PS. Look out for a new video tomorrow :)

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    1. haha! yes, I do love a bit of green :) Thank you!

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  2. Gorgeous, as always yours just seems to flow from the,pen. What did you use to colour with? Coloured pencils?

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    1. Thank you!

      I have used Letraset Tria markers and Promarkers in this piece. I am thinking of moving more towards pencils for colouring as I think they're a bit easier to handle (and don't dry out). Alcohol ink markers blend beautifully, though.

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  3. Beautiful and color indefinitely not your enemy, I can see that! It matches your ' Lime' blog perfectly.........

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    1. Thank you :) It's not hard to tell lime green is my favourite colour, is it?

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  4. it is beautiful and flowing. My eyes followed it from bottom to top. What a fun doodle but then again, all your doodles are fun.

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    1. Thanks, Linda :) No point unless you're having fun :) h

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  5. This piece is amazing Helen. I particularly like the little connector lines (strings) that seem to hold it all together.

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    1. They were just an afterthought, but I really like them too. Thank you!

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  6. Lovely and elegant! I also love the way it flows and connects... the forms are so languid!

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  7. Helen, you continue to be amazing! And, I always find your use of color inspirational ... often a bit understated but very effective because of that subtlety.

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    1. It's probably because I'm scared of it, Lynn :) Thank you!

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  8. Oh, what a beautiful flowery tile :-) I like the colours and the highlights in the black. Wonderful work!

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  9. Beautiful work, Helen! Love your choice of greens and the composition of your drawing.

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  10. Beautiful as always. Your unique style sings through. Watching your videos just shows how sure of hand you are when drawing - many years of practice. Thank you for sharing. I always smile when your email pops up in my inbox.

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    1. Thanks, Val. Years ago I learnt to paint before I could draw - I think that was the most help in developing a steady hand - a lot harder to do fine lines with a liner brush full of paint than and pen. h

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  11. So lovely and flowing. I am enjoying your videos as well!

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  12. I always enjoy your pieces. There almost always seems to be a fluidity in the movement of each one. Always a joy. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanine. I have a lot of fun drawing them so it's lovely to know that others are enjoying them, too :)

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  13. Black, white and a little color is a surefire combo. You have carried it out beautifully.

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  14. Love the highlighting on this and how it flows across the page.

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  15. I love this shining piece of art!!!!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous and elegant!

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  17. Thank you everyone :) I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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  18. Your style is so wonderfully whimsical! I always enjoy coming here to see what you've created....(I enjoy the cow pix too). Green is my favorite in almost any shade....

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  19. LOVE this! Beautiful, restful, and calming, yet full of energy…. how do you do that?

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    1. Most likely blind luck :) LOL. Thanks Sue :)

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  20. Beautiful, Helen! It has such a magical, mystical quality about it.

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  21. This is so beautiful, Helen!! I love, love, love your work!! The color rocks!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/my-diva-jen-crutchfield-2-color-challenge-entry

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