Save on Birdie Brown Then Watercolor a Soft & Serene Scene with This Month’s Create in Color

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If watercolor has interested but intimidated you, starting with a light-as-air backdrop for a strong focal image is a fantastic way to dip your toe into this addictive art form. This month’s Create In Color feature will provide an inspiring starting point for your next watercolor adventure.

Hello colorists! It’s Sandy and I’m back again.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a month full of amazing creating since I last visited…I love seeing your work on Instagram — thanks for the tags so I can find ya!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today I decided to do a little watercoloring with the llamas! They just called out to be in the snow, making their deliveries. I wonder if Santa ever considered them instead of reindeer? Just sprinkle a little flying dust on them!

A scene like this is so soft, and doesn’t require a ton of drawing skills — most important here is creating a light background, a stronger midground, and then an even stronger foreground. That helps create the depth to convince someone it’s a soft scene but lets the eye focus on the llama right in the center!

The Daniel Smith watercolors I’ve used in the Woodward and Father Big Brush Tin Palette are: Neutral Tint, Indigo, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Teal Blue, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Lavender, Ultramarine Turquoise, Sap Green, Aussie Red Gol , Yellow Ochre, Nickel Azo Yellow, (not DS: Jaune Brilliant 1, Jaune Brilliant 2,) and Titanium White.

Be sure to pop over to see the birds-turned-penguins video in colored pencils on my blog today….it’s pretty crazy!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

See you next month!

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Comments (7)

  • MBFairySky

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    OMG ! Fabulous Sandy ! Thanks for sharing !

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  • Sue Smith

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    Sandy, your cards are spectacular. I love the water color look. These little Christmas birdies are so darn cute.1

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  • Tracy Hawkins

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    Amazing sceane Sandy! Love watching you work! So inspiring thanks for sharing.

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  • Lavonne Sylvester

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    Really cute card. So much fun watching you work. ????

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    • Lavonne Sylvester

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      Really cute card. So much fun watching you work.

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  • Henriëtte

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    Awesome colouring Sandy, thanks for showing and all the tips on the way!

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