Today, I wanted to share a finished colored page from Johanna Basford's Enchanted Forest. I have seen many great finished pages that were my inspiration such as The Art Spirit and Julie's Passion for Coloring.
With the exception of the light around the lamp, the entire layout was completed with Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils. I really like using these pencils because no matter how many times you layer, there isn't a bloom that happens with waxed based pencils like Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Polychromos pencils are a bit tricky with it comes to blending compared to Prismacolor but I still love using them.
I wanted to list out the colors that I used:
Yellow Leaves: Dark Chrome Yellow, Light Yellow Glaze, Light Cadmium Red
Green Leaves: Pine Green, Light Green
Bluish Leaves: Deep Cobalt Green, Light Phthalo Green
Butterfly: Middle Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Prussian Blue
For the Mushrooms, I used the following combinations:
Red/White Mushroom: Scarlet Lake, Deep Scarlet Lake, Orderless Mineral Spirits, Scarlet Lake again, Deep Scarlet Lake, Dark Red on the edges, White gel pen for the dots
Red Mushrooms: Dark Flesh, Perm Carmine, Orderless Mineral Spirits, Dark Flesh again, Perm Carmine, Caput Mortum
Mushroom Stalks: Green Gold, Ivory, Nougat
For the tree stump I used the following: Van Dyck Brown, Burnt Sienna, Sanguine, Terracotta, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, and Ivory.
I colored in such a way that would reflect the light from the lamp being darker from the left side moving lighter towards the right side.
For the ladder and the branches around the window I used: Earth Green Yellowish, Nougat.
For the flowers on the right, I used Deep Red, Scarlet Lake and White. The stems I used Chrome Oxide Green and Earth green.
For the door, I used Pine Green, Earth Green Yellowish, and Warm Gray 90% for the shadow in the doorway.
The grass: Chrome Green Oxide, Earth Green Yellowish, and Cadmium Yellow Lemon.
The Lawn: Chrome Green Oxide, and Earth Green Yellowish.
The tiny mushrooms: Sepia, Nougat, and Cream
Finally, for the light, I used the warm grays for the lantern and Crayola yellow for the light along with cream to give a glow.
The leaves: Burnt Carmine, Alizaren Crimson, Dark Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Orange
The leaves on the branch are: Pine Green and Earth Green Yellowish
I really love how this turned out. I am still deciding whether or not to color in the sky but for now, I feel it is one of my best so far.
Until next time, thanks so much for stopping by!