Color with me – Nested from Tidevarv, day four

Oh my, look who’s back! Yep. Me. Sorry for going AWOL on you guys with the last bit. Time is a resource that is more and more difficult to find first of all, that also means I won’t be posting nearly every day in the future as well. I am going to continue blogging and doing the videos, they’ll just be spaced apart a bit more. No worries, nowhere near as much as this time 😀 I’m talking more like once a week perhaps. We’ll see how it goes. I have some major life changes ahead which will affect blogging as well but more on that when we get to it.
The second issue was that I wasn’t happy with working on the kitchen table, it took a LOT of time to set everything up and take back down after filming and then set everything up again. But I happily found a temporary solution for that as well, as long as the weather allows, I’ll be working in my unheated uninsulated (that a word?) add-on. Where I can leave all my stuff lying around which makes it SO much easier and more fun to film.

Okay, I know, too much blabber, not enough video. There you go, lets finish this monkey!

Stuff used on day four:
Prismacolor Premier (set of 150)
Pencils listed in order of appearance. Feel free to use other pencils and/or replace some colorways entirely with something else you like

  • 90% French Grey
  • 20% French Grey
  • Eggshell
  • Rosy Beige
  • Light Peach
  • Greyed Lavender
  • 10% French Grey
  • Dioxazine Purple Hue
  • Violet
  • Deco Pink
  • Sepia
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cream
  • Crimson Lake
  • Black
  • 90% Cool Grey
  • 70% Cool Grey
  • 30% Cool Grey
  • 10% Cool Grey
  • Sandbar Brown
  • Indianthrene Blue
  • Denim Blue
  • Light Cerulean Blue
  • Blush Pink
  • Sand
  • Putty Beige
  • Limepeel
  • Green Ochre
  • Colorless blender
  • White Posca, size 3M

I admit, this is not one of my favorite results of all time. Well in fact, part of this long wait was that I was demotivated by how messed up this looks. I think it’s the choice of greens that throws me off, I don’t like greens that are so blue. I do try to push my limits and try out colors I don’t use often, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This time it really doesn’t do it for me. But regardless, this is it. Everything else is pretty nice.

The tips part is that if you want cohesion in your image, it’s good to pull colors from other areas of the image. Case in point, the bird echoes the colors used for the shirt feathery bit and the eyes mirror the diamonds. Plus the gems on the bird take from the purple of the flowers.

If I’d get to do it again, I’d keep everything the same except the foliage, I’d change the leaves and the flowers too I think. But I have no regrets because I learned something invaluable, thus it was a great success.

End result:

I also have some books I haven’t shown you guys yet, we’ll get to those soon. Next color along will also be up next week, I’ll try to stick to my guns with the once a week at least. It’s a huge lot of work to make like 40-60 minutes of the end product, it’s frankly quite surprising how long it all takes. Anyway I’ll see you soon with a book review!

All parts of this tutorial:
Day one – skin, hair
Day two – flowers, berries, leaves
Day three – nest, eggs, gems, garment
Day four – bird, eyes, background

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