I don't think we ever grow out of our love for cartoons, or at least I haven't. And I'm not ashamed to admit that when my son Zach was about 4 years of age, I was right along side him playing in the Warner Brothers store at the mall. Playing in Marvin, the Martians space ship and getting our picture taken with the Bugs Bunny mannequin that they had in the store. I thought it was the coolest thing EVER! And when Disney opened their store, well, you just couldn't get Zach OR me out of there. I think the thing that I liked most about the Disney store, was the lithographs and limited edition prints that they had for sale. I studied those things, every time we went in there. If I could have afforded one, I definitely would have bought one.
We didn't have that kind of stuff when we were growing up. The stores I mean. We had to rely on tv radio and the Sunday comics for our entertainment and information. And now, one of our favorite phrases is, 'Google it'. I find myself saying that all the time. That and 'Mapquest it', because I am HORRIBLE with directions. You can look up just about anything on the internet now. And forget encyclopedias, we now have Wikipedia. Even though I enjoy having a wealth of information at my fingertips in a matter of seconds. I'm more of a visual person. I can read about how to do something all day long, but unless I have a visual, whether it is photos or a video, I can't totally grasp their instructions. Are you like that too?
I can't believe I said all of that, to get to the really important part. Since I am a visual person, I thought that you might be as well. So, I've put this little video tutorial together for you showing you how I colored the skin on the newest image, A Penny for Your Thoughts. You can purchase the image, follow along, or use ANY image that you have, and STILL follow along. It doesn't matter what illustration you use, the method is still the same. That is totally up to you.
Oh, and one more thing, I can't remember if I mentioned it in a previous blog post, but starting with this newest image, ALL new digi stamps that you purchase from the Sassy Cheryl's Digis shop, will now include the colors that I used in creating the illustration. I have had some requests for this, so I decided to include it for those of you who may want it. So, let's get started.
This is what was used in creating this tutorial:
A Penny for Your Thoughts digi- or any other image that you'd like to use.
White, Burnt Ochre, Light Peach, Cinnamon (Faber-Castell), Light Flesh (Faber-Castell), Medium Flesh (Faber-Castell)
I hope that you enjoy the video. It's my very first, and I'm still learning. I actually like doing the tutorials, but taking all of those pictures, resizing them, cropping them, correcting the colors, copy and pasting the brushes, pencils, supplies and blah, blah, blah. Well, it just seemed like too much work to me. And since I was getting emails and comments about when my next tutorial would be, I decided, heck, just buy the video camera and make things easier on yourself. :) I'm sure you prefer the video too.
I know that the videos will improve as I learn, or at least I hope they do, but I'd still love to get some feedback from you. And if you have a suggestion for another video tutorial, you can give me the heads up on that too. You're more than welcome to post them here or if you prefer, you may drop me an email. Either way is fine. And before anyone asks, or makes the suggestion, THE HAIR will be the next video tutorial. :)
Enjoy your Saturday morning cartoon, you meddling kids!