Coffee and Colour Morning – Ashburton

I’d like to offer any local adult colouring enthusiasts Ashburton/Devon area to a coffee morning with a nice colouring twist

It will be at my home for our first meeting and then once I know numbers I will arrange a venue

I will supply tea/coffee, snacks and even colouring supplies if needed.

Would just be nice to meet and get to know a few like minded people and share colouring tips, advice and show off our art works

If you are interested in coming along – please comment with the best day of week and time for you to attend

Limited Palette Project

I’ve never done a colouring with a limited palette before so I got my husband to pick an image and a small selection of colours for me to work with

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The pencils are from WHSmiths and the image is from Colour to Create Magazine Vol5

It’s quite hard going for me using these pencils – as i’m having to be quite firm with them and it is causing problems with my Carpel Tunnel and Fibromyalgia making it painful to colour for longer then maybe 30 minutes at a time

But this is how I’ve done so far

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The colours are very very pale – but I quite like it and I totally love this image

Finally completed – this one has taken me a good 3-4 evenings to complete – very happy with the outcome. The WHSmith pencils did ok but were hard work and I had to use an awful lot of pressure to get the amount of colour I wanted and would ideally have liked a more intense colour.

Here is the finished colouring

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Review: Colour to Create Magazine Vol 5

This is the first time I have seen this magazine after sending husband out to WHSmiths to get me some Pencils on our recent short break as I had forgotten to take mine he came back with this as well and I must say I am quite impressed and taken by it.

It appears to be a monthly magazine and costs £5.99 there are 48 images which are A4 in size and single sided.

The paper is good quality and fairly thick but you do get a little bleed through when using pens but as the images are one sided I did not find it too much of an issue.

Images are varied and include animals, plants/flowers, mandalas and pretty patterns.

Among my personal favourite images are: A parrot on a flower background, A fairy in amongst some plants/flowers and some very cute lizards

I have included some images of the cover and some colourings I have completed and some works in progress

Pencils lay down well on the paper and I will definitely be colouring many more images from this magazine and buying future issues.

I would like to see some slightly more detailed and finer images and less of the generic pattern images – but other than that I give this magazine a solid 8/10

  • This magazine was purchased by myself and is a personal review – I have not been paid or requested to write it and all opinions and views are my own.

 

Fairy Fun

I have just finished this cute fairy pouring a teapot in a woodland/flower background.

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It has taken me 4 days to colour in

This image is from Colour to Create Magazine vol 5

For this project I am using pencils and pens purchased on holiday from WHSmiths – just a standard 100 mixed pencil pack and mixed 24 felt tip pens – so nothing special or expensive

I am very please with how the fairy turned out and I coloured and shaded her quite heavily and used pens to make her pop a little from the background.

I think it works well and my sister who is fairy mad has claimed this colouring wanting it framed for her wall.