Series: The Daily Marker Art Card #21
I do love Fluffy Gustav from Useless Trinkets, in all his variants. He is such fun to colour — as long as you enjoy colouring fur of course.
I picked a yellow to purple gradient of colours, which ended up making him look like a little furry fireball 🙂 With so much colour on him, I needed to keep the background light and unobtrusive. My usual grass/sky combo wouldn’t work here so I decided to set him in the city instead with lots of grey concrete. I don’t think I’ve tried doing a city background before.
My current technique for approaching something new is to just do it. Giving myself time to think about it or practise it will just mean I end up overthinking it and second-guessing myself. So I just put down a gradient for the ground, drew in some verticals to divide up the buildings, added windows and finished it off with a bit of shading and a coat of light grey to blend it all into the background. Luckily it worked, but if it hadn’t, well, it’s only an art card and I could have just gone over the buildings with a dark grey and pretended they never existed.
monster (base layer) – W5, W3, W1, W00
monster (colour) – V09, RV69, R39, RV17, R24, YR16, Y35
background – T0, T1, T2, T3, T4
- digital stamps:
Useless Trinkets – Fluffy Gustav with happy mail
Marianne Design – ATC
- pens & pencils:
Posca PC-1MR – gold
Tim Holtz idea-ology – clippings stickers
Papermania Glitterations – dots black
- paper and card:
Neenah Solar White 216gsm
This image was coloured for day 21 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge on 5 July 2019