Hello, dear readers! Today I am bringing you part two of my miniseries on showing you how you can add interest to your stamp images. In the first part, which you can find here, I showed you how to use just some simple lines and circles to make the cute monster stamps by The Alley Way Stamps look more interesting. Today, I’m using the same set but a different pair of monsters will and I’ll show you how you can create the illusion of fur.
As the video shows, for this technique you will need a few markers that blend together nicely and you will work with shadows and highlights to create the illusion of lots of hair.
I labeled this is an advanced technique, because it took me a while to figure out how to do this properly. This is actually an adaptation of how you would do folds if you color in a dress. I practiced a bit on a few stamped images before I shot the video, and it was good that I did 🙂
As you can see, stamping the little bowtie on the head or the bottom of the monster can help to create different impressions of the gender. That’s why I like those little stamps that come in most stamp sets – they help you stretch your creativity. And of course I also had to add a few white dots with my gel pen, simply for interest.
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PS: Since one of my readers asked and I only included the info in the video description: I learned my coloring over at Kit and Clowder (and I have just signed up for another of their classes so I’m still learning myself 🙂 ). I can wholeheartedly recommend them as a very satisfied customer. Find the link to Kit and Clowder in my sidebar (it’s the big flowery image) – and if you decide to sign up for a class, let Alyce know I sent you. (No benefit for me in this, I am just honestly curious and Alyce is, too, to figure out how people find her).
I’m also sending this card off to: Crazy 4 Challenges “Critters”.