... Oh my!
Yes, what do we get when we cross strawberry and lemonade? (Which happens to be the ice-cream colour prompt over at Kristen's this week.) Why, zombies of course. You knew we would.
I wont lie, I struggled with these colours. Not exactly my comfort zone are they?
I did a couple of pages in my sketchbook journal. The first is detailing some very vivid dreams I've been having for a couple of months now. You know the sort where you're a bit disorientated when you wake up - not quite knowing if you're awake or not? Yeah - those kind.My printer is literally running on dregs of ink at the moment and I am to skint to buy more. (Other far more important stuff to get first. Like the zombie ACEO in the post below. Priorities people!) Anyway - I knew printing in grey scale would give me some pretty funky results and was not disappointed.
The zombie horde and the dashing Mr Fox are both from Google images. I picked out the eyes and added some colour to the zombies with Gouache and Mr Fox was cartoonised by going over him in fineliner. The background is Gouache too. This is probably one of my quickest pages in this journal... and up there as one of my favourites.
For the international folk amongst you - this is what the original photo of Laurence Fox looked like. He plays DS Hathaway in a TV police drama called Lewis, set in Oxford, which is a spin off of another show called Inspector Morse. It's a ridiculously English show that shouldn't work in theory but I'm an addict.
***Normal service shall now resume***
The next page was another quickie. Most of the background colour you see here is bleed through from the previous page but I liked the effect. There is some added streaks of Strawberry Lemonade Gouache that was left on my palette (posh word for plastic picnic plate) so that went on as well. My OH kindly blew up and printed the scan picture for me on his office printer and voila - another page this time about how we are now almost positive that bubba is a boy and how pleased I was to see my Mum's smile.
The Summer of Colour only has a couple more prompts to go, I've really enjoyed it and how it makes me use colours I wouldn't normally and even just get creative when I'm tired - I must make sure I carry on when it's finished.
Thanks for stopping by :)