Sunday, May 22, 2016

May Enive caps and fireflies...

   My goodness, it has been a long time. What can I say? Life happens, but I'm still art'in along. I'll walk you through, for instance, with my latest Envie. Yup, it still starts with a little sketch.

My next step is to line everything with a Micron pen.

I use three different colors of Inktense pencils.

Here are the colors blended when activated by water.

So, this is where I sorta screw up! LOL! I started using Gelato's to smudge in color for the background. It looks like it starts off okay, but then it turns into a big smudgy mess! I almost trashed it. Figured I had nothing to lose, so I took the sprayer from my sink and sprayed down the Entire Envie!

The Inktense stays put and the smudgy stuff fades into nice water color muteness. On top of all of it I swipe in Blue Distress Ink. This ink can be manipulated with water as well. I used a water loaded brush to push the color around.

I've outlined the shrooms with a white Uniball Signo pen. I colored in the yellow dot's, that are my version of "Fireflies," with an acrylic paint pen. The paper was still wet, it allowed the paint to go fuzzy around it's edges. Giving them their "glow." 

Here's the finished Envie...


  1. This looks great. It looks like night with a full moon glow if you know what I mean :D

  2. Very nice! You captured the feel of fireflies quite nicely.

  3. How did I miss this post? Your glow effect shrooms look fabulous!