I have an incredibly different project to share today which is more suited for Halloween than for September but I think you’ll appreciate it nonetheless. Just remember, I said “appreciate” not necessary “like!” It was spurred on as a little challenge with Jennifer Dove, who also, is just as guilty as I am, thank you very much! Her project is awesome and so much more twisted – fantastic job and it will sure to impress you!! (Again, I said “impress” not “love!” LOL)
If you can remember way back, I took one of Zoe’s images and did the Good, the Bad and the Ugly version of Ardelia which showed how creative you can get with your coloring. Now, I’ve done an Evil version! Muah ha ha ha!! Meet… the Demonic Clown Mommy! …who also happens to be a Pied Piper of spiders!)
The image is Adele from Make it Crafty and you’ll have to check out the Make it Crafty store to see what her uncolored version looks like. Zoe has this gorgeous image available in Adele Digital, Adele Rubber and as part of the A Portrait Digi Stamp Collection! Even though you’re probably not going to color her the same way I did, you should still drop one into your cart and add it to your collection. ;D
First is her face, which I colored with as a clown – that means giving her a big red nose too! I tried to go for a scary, mad, frightening clown by adding wrinkles, Frankenstein stitching, bloodshot eyes and the works. However, in the end I think she’d only partially “mad” in the clown regards. After the face I moved on to the rest of her skin. As you can see, she has a black tank top on – a modest addition – but she also became pregnant and is sporting her comfy sweat pants around! No doubt she’s barefoot too. LOL After that was taken care of, I started adding other Frankenstein/Zombie details, like a zipper (idea from a tattoo), stitching and a partially missing arm. Yuck! My next step was to tackle the hair… and what other feature could I add except horns? Every demon *has* to have horns!! I colored her hair a fiery orange and used more colors there then anywhere else! The combination is Copics YR31, YR14, YR27, E07, E18 and E49. Last but not least are all her little spider friends… there’s 13 of them for good measures!
Unfortunately, I hadn’t thought to take progress pictures while I was coloring – it was just too intense! But here’s a little mini tutorial on how to add Frankenstein stitching to your own projects… I first started by adding the stitches (using Copic E42, E44 and E49). The second step is to add the gap of skin under the stitches which I did with R59 and E14. The third and fourth step show how the darker skin colors were added then blended in. What really makes it pop is the highlighted areas so be careful around the stitching and skin gap because you’ll want it to be light.