And then the color started to happen. As I mentioned last week a friend and I had signed up to go to a Copic Marker workshop. We took two classes on Friday and one on Saturday. First up was a class focused on faces and hair so as you can see, I haven't yet colored in anything else.
I learned quite a bit about color and shading that I hope to apply to my pieces in the future. It was fabulous to be in a class with dozens and dozens of colors to use but I'm not sure I'm ready to invest in a huge set of markers yet. But the lessons should apply to watercolor and colored pencils which I do have so I think it was time well spent on top of being a total blast.
The Diva Challenge this week also had a color theme. She and her friend Tara organized a Fun Run for Beads of Courage for the third year in a row. The beads are used by children and their families who have chronic or life threatening illnesses to represent their journey in a tangible way. A bead is given for each needle stick, X-Ray, test, or procedure and they help children coping with a serious illness. The challenge was to take your inspiration from the Beads of Courage program for your tile.
I've used markers (although not Copic) to color the smaller beads and ironically have done no shading at all. But that is what the tile said it wanted and I bowed to it's greater knowledge!