Monday, 30 November 2009

Coexist - Fur Fear

I have to say this is one of the scariest projects I have done the digi image is by Mo Manning and is called Coexist and doesn't it just make you say "awe"?
Well I have been dying to give this one a go but I have a fur fear, no not really, just the thought of how to tackle colouring it sent me in a spin. I wasn't going to let it beat me so here is my result.
Teamed with 2 pretty papers a ribbon and a button to finish.

Attention to detail...

So I thought I would give the attention to detail to the fur.

I did colour with Promarkers but I just wasn't getting the effect that i was after so I remembered what Jim Harker (artist for La Pashe) told me.

He said "there is no law against mixing mediums" so that is exactly what I did, I used watercolour pencils on top of the Promarkers and I have to say that I am quite chuffed with the result



I'd love to hear your comments on this one, I love reading them



38 comments:

Marge said...

Jak, this is wonderful! I too have a fear of fur, thus why I've not tackled the "Out There" digi image from Mo's contribution to your fundraiser -- until yesterday, BUT I have so few "browns" in either Prisma or Copic that my dog is far from perfect -- I'll try him again maybe after the Holidays! On a good note, my sailor suit/shoes turned out quite nice!!! His hair & dog -- not so much!!! ;-}

Peggy Maier said...

What a great way to do fur ~ looks so realistic! I don't have many stamps where I could use this technique, but I'm thinking more positively about getting some after I saw your post.

Cheryl said...

Excellant job coloring. The fur and feathers look really good. I never thought to mix mediums so this was a great tip.

Myrna said...

Jak,
You did a great job on the fur. Especially liked the dogs fur, matches the expression on his face perfectly.
Myrna

Only by His Grace said...

you have done a super job on this image. Nice to know that you can mix different mediums.
hugs Marion

Anita said...

Great tip! I have a fear of fur and found I like it when I use chalk to color. Your card is amazing.

Lynne Phelps said...

I would say that you have CONQUERED fur completely! Yours is by far the best coloring of this image that I have seen yet! Lovely!

Anne said...

OMG never have fur fear again, this card is fab!

ENJAY said...

Brilliant card!! Love the effect, I like to use black biro coloured over with watercolour pens gives a great effect!.
Nicola.xx

coops said...

aw this is fab, fantastic image and love how you have coloured it, also love the teal background, fabby.coops.xx

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous!
xoxo

Cheryl said...

Great technique, Jak! The fur has real texture! Love your card!

Mad Mary said...

I don't think you'll ever have a fear of fur again Jak, i love how you have mixed the colours. Once again the card & paper stock is fab too, just love the colour combination of that too.

Mary xx

Wendy said...

well done Jaks, lovely shading on the fur, and yes it does make me say awww

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic Jak - I saw this on Mo's site and loved it but I must admit I was scared off of buying it because of the colouring of it. I love yours it is absolutly super. Well done you. Cathy xxxx

Margaret, said...

Aww how cute is this , thanks for the tips given but i would like to see the end result if the dog woke up lol
Margaret Scards

Ann Williams said...

Hi Jak, what a lovely card. I have promarkers and will have to give the 'fur thing' a try. Well done you.
Ann W

Elisa said...

You have made a great job.Love the fur on the dog especially.x

My'scardcorner said...

Cute image and love the fur effect youve cracked it:0)
Myrax

mckinkle said...

Well I reckon youve left your fur fear behind as that it just perfect. I must try your tip as I always end up with flat animals!
I wanted to get that image but the fur put me off but I may have a rethink now!
Stunning card with super colours Jak.

Keryn :D

Mazfrance said...

I'm not a cute kind of person, but I have to say, this is a great card :-)
Marian

Sheila - Ginger said...

Jak you coloured it beautifully....I feel as if I could almost stroke them and it's such a cute image. Definitely got the 'Aaaw' factor. Well done Jak.

Love Sheila xx

Barbara said...

Jak
I think this is lovely - I wish that I could do as well with my colours.
Barbara

Sue Moone said...

Gorgeous card, Sue x

Val said...

This is beautiful - and the cat reminds me of my two when they are curled up asleep - they are also white/silver.

Love Valx

Sam said...

I know exactly what you mean - I find it difficult to know where to begin (or stop sometimes!!) and hesitate to even try but I have to tell myself to feel the fear and do it anyway!! ;-)

Beryl (bik59) said...

Fabulous card Jak, your colouring is awesome
Beryl x

Daisycat said...

That is absolutely fantastic I wish I could get that effect.

Louise said...

this is awesome, well done! Might pluck up the courage to have a go myself one day x

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love Mo's stamps, they are so cute. Hadn't seen that one befor. I think you have made a good job of tackling the fur issue. The first time is always the hardest but now you will find it easier from now on.

cassie x

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulously cute Jak! Love how you did their fur--such a cute image!

hugz,
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Great card, Jak - cute image and as far as the colouring of fur is concerned - You did good, Girl!

Alice (beemer)

gail said...

Great card Jak,made me smile,thanks for the tips,can't wait to try this.Enjoy seeing your creatationsTHANKS! DarleneR Canada

Carole said...

The fur looks real -- love the card !

Carolerob x

Polly Pierce said...

What a lovely image this is, and you've coloured the fur beautifully Jak! No more fur fear for you...

Sue C said...

What a fab image and the effect of the Pro Markers and pencils is brilliant. I will definitely give it a go ! Sue C x

Anne Marie said...

Jak it's FAB!!! the fur looks so touchable. You have managed to achieve a real textured look there. WEll done. I love it!! xxxx

craftysue said...

This is an amazing stamp and your colouring is brilliant. Just love your creations.