Friday, 11 December 2015

Harbour Bridge

A new digital stamp has been released from The East Wind today. It is called 'Harbour Bridge'
I have coloured her with Polychromos as per usual and i thought i would add a couple of progress pics of her hair showing which pencils i have used.
First pic shows adding the first dark colour mapping out the shadows.
second pic i go over the darkest colour with my second darkest colour bringing it out a little further.

Third pic shows the next lighter colour again bringing out the colour further along the hair into the light cast. I went back over my darker colour again also to get a bit more depth.

Last pic here shows how i add Indigo to really make the strands of hair and shadows pop.

This pic below shows how i map out the skin shading.

Here she is all finished with polychromos.

and last of all the finished image using Inktense for the sky and the image mounted onto a card :)
If you have ever seen the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks show on New Years you would understand the waterfall of fireworks pouring off the bridge. it is my favourite part of the show and so I had to add it here.

Hopefully that bunch of photos give you some idea how i go about colouring and may even help you.
Don't forget to drop on over to The East Wind facebook page and join in the 1000 followers celebration. Lots of fun and games with some great prizes to be won too. Hope to see you there :)
P.s you can follow me on Instagram @ericabruton

I will be entering this card into the following challenges


  1. Beautiful card and coloring! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Art Impressions!

  2. Your coloring is phenomenal Erica! Thanks for sharing the steps for coloring her hair.

  3. This is really pretty. I can't get over the highlights in her hair! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week! ~Renee

  4. First New Year's card I've seen, ever. You did a great job and wonderful coloring. Thanks for joining 2 Crafty Girls Anything Goes Challenge.
    Happy Holidays,
    DT Jessica
    Creative Crafting Designs

    1. haha well i guess we can wish people a new year with a card :)

  5. Such a pretty card and beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls challenge. We hope you will join us again soon. Mary DT member x