Friday 26 September 2014

wk 39 - Pink and Light - Graph'It Colouring challenge

Welcome back to another week of Colouring Inspiration with the Graph'It team!

This is our week of extra inspiration for our current challenge which you can 

enter HERE

Our challenge for you,  dear readers is


But we asked the Design Team to inspire you with lots of techniques for 
Light Direction - it's a thing lots of people seem to struggle with so hopefully we might help you with it this week....
Yes we're making it hard for the team but easy for you haha!
The winner of the challenge is chosen at random from and will win some gorgeous Graph'It goodies to play with.  You don't have to use Graph'It markers to enter - we  accept any form of colouring, it's up to you.  You have until 3rd October to enter.
You can see the winners of our last challenge at the bottom of this post....

Cara....For this challenge I decided to have my light source coming from the top right .... I generally have my light source coming from this direction.  A tip I once learned is to stand an object (maybe a glue pot or something) next to your image and pretend it is your light source ..... it works for me anyways lol!  I've used the super cute Dollie Daydream Birthday Digi Stamp from Polkadoodles.

Graphit's used:

Skin: 3120, 4155, 4150, 4115, 4135 (cheeks)
Hair: 3290, 3255, 3250, 3245, 3210
Jeans: Cool Greys 9100-9108
Top: 2140, 2120, 2110, 2105
Green: 7290, 7270, 7250
Shadows: cool grey 9100, 9102,9103

Lizzy... So I got a little over zealous with my project for the light source theme this week.  I found this image from The Paper Shelter and thought it would be great for having two sources of light.  Well it is great but it was a little more difficult than I had anticipated. haha  So I have the glowing bottle of dragons blood from the left and then her book of spells a little lower on the right. 

 This was my first attempt with a "glowing" object and I think I will try it again.  It was fun to play with.  I used my lightest yellow shade a bit on her hair, shoulder, and hands trying to make the glow on her as well.  I wanted her book to look aged as well as glowing so I over saturated the paper to get the effect.

Here is my list of Graph'it Marker color combinations used:
Skin: 4120, 4125, 4155, 4180, 4135, 4175, 5140
Hair: 1210, 2105, 3110, 3170, 3180
Purple: 6110, 6120, 6140, 6175
Green: 8110, 8240, 8260, 8270
Orange: 2105, 2110, 2150, 2180
Cauldron: 9405, 9404, 9403, 9402, 9401
Black: 9909, 9509, 9506, 9505, 9504
Book: 1110, 1140, 1150, 1270, 1250

I think my image has an obvious light source, the lamp which casts it's light down the centre of the characters. This is an image from Polkadoodles called Hollybobs Choir.

The main Graph'it marker colours I have used are:
Lamp - 4110, 1180, 1250, 2105, 1110, 9100, 9102
Her - 5240, 5215, 4135, 9534, 3230, 1150
Him- 7180, 7125, 7105, 9100, 9101
Skin - 4170, 4155, 4115, 4125, 7125, 4135

Wendy - I chose this digi image called Emily Party from Polkadoodles as it's perfect for the light source challenge.  I enjoyed colouring her and hope I've managed to interpret the light coming from the candle correctly.

I've used so many different colours for this that I got totally confused when I was listing them as I had put some away before writing them down.  So sorry I will do better next time.

I have gone for the light source coming from the left side of the image, if you are not sure how to work out your light source, stand a book at the side of your image to create some shade and then colour your image.

Hair. 1210.1250.1270.4110.
Dress & boots. 7260.7270.7290.
Bags. 8110.8130.2105.1115.5115.5110.7125.7130.

Fabulous colouring and some fantastic light source inspiration for you all!

So onto our Random Winner from our last challenge, Amazing Hair. Our winner chosen by Random. org is
please email us here quoting code GIw3900371 to win together with your snail mail address so we can send your prize!

And the Top 3 chosen by the team are:

Thanks so much for everyone's entries, we look forward to seeing you next time!


  1. Wow, thanks so much.....I'm a happy winner lol! Have used the contact form in the sidebar to get in touch......hope that's ok! Congrats to the other winners too.
    hugs Jo x

  2. Hi, I do not have a card to enter but I wanted to thank you for your lesson on light direction! It was very helpful!

    Louie's Mom


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