15 January, 2020

Colouring Book: ALL My Colouring Books and Finished Pages

Today I shared as many of my colouring books and finished colouring pages as I could. It took us SIX HOURS so far. This is why I usually make it 2 videos, but that just means we'll do it again on Friday and pick up where we left off. I still have one more shelf of books, all the books I've scanned in, and two binders full of colouring pages I've done. For now, you can watch Part One: Right here! Hope to see you Friday for Part Two's live stream!

06 January, 2020

Colouring Book: The Story of a Girl in the Forest - Winter Night

Chiaki Ida is one of my favourite colouring book artists and it's usually because of simple scenes like this. This picture is actually from the postcard book so it's also quite small and simple to finish off in an afternoon. I love the warmth in her images, even without colour added, and I tried to focus on a rich and jewel tone type image. I feel that with so much going on it got a bit overwhelming colour-wise but other than that I'm happy with the piece as a whole. The tone of the wood grain always says "cosy" to me and made this picture inspiring to colour.

05 January, 2020

Colouring Book: Nice Little Town Christmas 2 - Owl House

In November, on my Discord, I held a vote of 10 winter colouring pages for my community to vote on what they'd like to see me colour on stream. This was the last of those 4 images that I chose. One show was preempted due to a gift I wanted to colour with the gifter. 

I don't plan a whole lot ahead of time and just kind of went with whatever colours I felt like and got quite a lot done during the livestream.

Since I'd enjoyed the project so much, and the addition of the little Clearly Besotted owls, this project was very quick to finish off after the show was over. I'm not a fan of the mice in the artist's work, but I felt the owls fit so great with the image and the little house it just was a joy to work on. I'm not as happy with the snow as I've been on other projects during this winter season, I think it came out okay for a cartoon-y image.

I used glitter gel pens for the garlands and the random decorations on the house and then topped it all off with a rather heavy snow flurry considering I didn't put any clouds in the sky, haha. 

I really enjoyed this picture and if you'd like to watch the replay you can find the 
Twitch Stream where we colour this on my Twitch channel: AerynK. I think it's really fun to colour these images the community votes for because while I do pick the mix, and they're all images I *would* colour, everyone always picks images I'd not expect them to want to see. It makes it a collaborative project.

02 January, 2020

Colouring Book: Mythographic Aquatic - Turtle Arch

When this book came out I was DYING to colour it. It's one of those books that every page I was like "yes, this one. no, this one, no this one" until I finally just put colour to a page. I love Joseph's detailed, surreal drawing style. I'm really fixed on keeping things realistic looking but somehow I'm able to break that a bit when colouring his work. I mean, a BIT. I also find that the gel pens that my mom got me for the holiday in 2017 go really well to colour over the dark lines in the clouds he likes to use in his pages. I dunno where the colour ideas come from, but there you go.

For this page I used my Copic markers, Lyra Rembrandt pencils, and gel pens.

01 January, 2020

December 2019 Coloured Pages

In December of 2019 I really pushed to get to or beat my previous count of 71 colouring pages finished in 2018. I'd miscounted and thought I managed it, for just a moment, but it actually ended up being 70 finished pages in 2019 and I think that's still pretty good considering all the other things I had going on. I also think that a nice set of 9 pages for December was good because it makes this lovely photo of them all together. I did feel a bit like I was rushing, self-imposed goals and all, but in the end I slowed down and enjoyed the process. Always a good way to start the new year; feeling accomplished and yet relaxed.

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020

Happy 2020! It's time to say goodbye to 2019 and get excited about the prospects of a new year. One of my favourite things is the "retrospect" kinda thing I can do of all the things I coloured in the entire year. I make these compilation photos each month and putting them all together at the end of the year is a special kind of fun.

I've closed my Youtube for now (pretty much everyone is aware of what's up with Youtube) but you can see the video of the images over on my Twitch! Everything AerynK coloured in 2019.

Thank you all for hanging out, supporting me, and here's to a colourful new year!

31 December, 2019

Colouring Book: Country Christmas - Holiday Deer

I was so pleased when this colouring book arrived and it was very difficult to decide what I wanted to colour first. I had my community vote on a few images they wanted me to colour and I was honestly surprised that this image didn't get voted in the top. I intended to colour it anyway and there's something about snow that makes a page go so fast, even when you do actually *colour* the snow.

While I really like multicoloured trees and lights I tried to stick with just the red and yellow, finding it much more cohesive and pleasing to the eye. I also think it makes the image look warmer though it's clearly snowing and cold. All in all a great time colouring this image and a great book as well.

I did scan and reprint this image on Copic Xpress It paper and coloured it with Copic markers.

12 September, 2019

Colouring Book: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Hush

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This book was kindly gifted to me shortly after it came out in 2017 and while I had started a page I didn't really like how it was coming out and never really got back to the book. It's always faster to buy than to colour haha. I decided the 2019 Halloween season was finally the time to finish a page so I started this on live stream which you can see below and finished it off on my own. I really enjoyed the creation of this page and it was actually really fast for meto do without sacrificing on the detail that I usually prefer to add.

I used Copic Markers, Polychromos, and Neocolour 2 for this image.

21 January, 2019

Colouring Book: The Witcher - Gwent Championship

The original artist did this illustration for a Gwent championship advert or the Gwent standalone game (I don't actually read the language it's in), but his style is more graphic and simplistic. I love it, of course, as I've coloured a lot of his illustrations in the book, but wanted to add more detail to it. The "proper" colours of the characters, details like Ciri's freckles, Yen's runes on her gloves and the stitching on her outfit, stuff like that. The most ironic thing about this page though is the gold gel pen I use for the Gwent cards actually ran out because I've needed to colour so many so far. It's amazing because I really dislike gold, and yet it's the first gel pen to run out. I tried a new kind of background for this, I'm not sure I'm completely happy with it, but with the graphic nature of the image in general I didn't want to go for realistic for the background as well. I think the contract between the characters looking as accurate as I could make them and the fantasy background adds to the picture overall.

19 January, 2019

Colouring Book: Gnomes in the Neighbourhood - Well-Dressed Snow Ladies

It's been snowing a lot here in SoCal, as much as it can during a still horrible drought, and so I tried to get in the mood. I find that even though I saved all these winter photos, and I really do love the snow, I can't really feel it this year. It's a bit of a bummer, so I had a hard time on this page just actually getting it done, but I do like how it came out. Once I added the glitter pens I think it helped with their outfits. I'm not much of a pattern person so trying to coordinate them and come up with colours kind of bored me for a while there. I like that it ended up more understated, even with all the shine. I got rid of my stickles, so there's not a TON of glitter, but I like the sparkle pens.

13 January, 2019

Mixed Media: Back in the Saddle?

I'm trying to get back into more art besides colouring (which isn't a bad thing to focus on!) and to make more content for my channel. I took a year off to just do whatever I wanted and that was fine, but I ended up with a YouTube that looks like I only buy things. I DON'T only buy things, I swear. So I want to do more of the process videos and whatnot again.

I started filming but my camera took a poop and I dunno what it got and what it didn't so I figured I'd just complete this one on my own and I have another for a video. I'm using one of my gelli printed pages, because a nice base to work on is fun, and just kinda tried to get back into the feeling of it all again. I don't really like every page that I make in this gelli print journal, but it's about getting into things again.

12 January, 2019

Colouring Book: Colouring For A Lazy Afternoon - Deep Sea Fishing

I love finding "smaller" artists and unique artists that just happen to have colouring books and Travis J Hanson is one of those that is a comic artist that just happens to have sold his line art as a colouring book. My only issue is that he's made it double sided and therefore I scanned in the image and printed it on Copic paper so I could give the image its due and not take 900 years to do it in just pencil.

I also used one of the sections of the Sandy Allnock underwater class for this, to do the bubbles. I pretty much knew the ins and outs of it (apparently that's a skill I have to look at something, pick it apart, and mimic it), but she had a sale on her classes during black friday and I picked up the mini classes. I'm really, really not great with classes because of the handholding and I do learn in such a "see it, do it" kind of way, but if you do need any help at all with your copic colouring they a great classes to check out. So yeah, I watched the bubble class for the specific designs on those and I'm mostly happy with how it helped me like the whale because I did like 3 underpaints on him and he just kept fading into the water.