That was a challenging theme and in the end I went pretty playful and light versus my usual heavier handed approach. I haven't colored with Crayloa markers in ages, that was fun! Anyway, hope you all like it.
All done and had much fun! Now for the big question, who should I send this on to next? Did our order change or do I drop this into the mail for Albina? And if so, do you still live at the same address as last time, Albina?
First of all -- wow! We are at the end of our first round, and there are some really amazing pieces that are now gracing our moly pages. Thanks everyone for your beautiful art!
Also, I got an e-mail from Pilar: she and Ruben will not be able to participate in the second round. She will be sending remaining moly books to Michael, and I will send her book (and Ruben's) to her. It is sad to say good bye to both of them, but I understand that sometime needs must.
And it brings us to another question -- how are the rest of us doing? Can we finish this moly circuit between just the four of us: Yvonne, Michael, Ian, and Albina? I hope so! It would be too late at this point in the game to invite other people to jump in, as our books half-way full, and I feel that we are a strong group ... despite the quietude. With Pilar and Ruben out, perhaps the rest of us can take a little more space for artwork, and perhaps a little more time to complete it.
Obviously I am not ready to give up, how about the rest of you? Let me know how you feel about it! Reply here, through e-mail, or find me on facebook.
A watery spin on mermaids and sirens for Albina's mythical moly, still need to add some minimal / gentle color and punch in highlights, but mostly done. There are so many amazing pieces in this one, really intimidating to follow such accomplished acts!
I've tried water color / art markers - they bled too much; tried color pencils - too muted versus the yellow card stock. Tried water colors with varied success, though seems I have to really layer up goopy thick paint to get enough opacity to overcome the yellow.
Most of you all seem to easily surmount the yellow and get some sharp details in your colors. What do you use? Is it guasch paint? acryllic?
And yes, sorry, this is a huge gaping hole in my fine arts background, I don't know nearly enough about illustrative color work or techniques. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated!
PS - apologies if you saw this post on the other Moly groups I'm in, trying to get ample coverage from all the amazingly talented folks I've been fortunate enough to crew up with!