04 October, 2018

Colouring Book: Beauty of Horror - Head in a Jar


I started this page while waiting at a Starbucks for Mike to pick me up from the tyre store. We went *way* too long without new tyres and I'm terrible in those tyre places cos of the chemical smells. I picked this book because I start Halloween colouring in September and because I really wanted to try out Inktense pencils in it. I usually do so well with them so I figured it'd be fun to try zombie skin.



Course the first thing I did was mess up the jar, the green wouldn't be that far up, so I had to consider for a while. I know how well Inktense travels so I brought this project with me to my CF doctors and it's a 4 hour trip there so... yeah I got a lot done on the project by the end of the day.






Once I got it home I had decided that the background was going to be Distress Oxide purple and then I'd go over the pattern with my Tombow Dual Brush Markers. They're both water based so they play nicely together, and before I did the Tombow I misted the Oxide with some water to get a weathered look. I also used a Tombow marker to make the jar opaque so it looks more like a cross section photo instead of a jar that's see through and has physics bending capable liquid in it.