Monday 18 June 2012

Avatar card..

So the lovely Jay, helped me out by drawing an image in the style of Avatar.

You can see his sketches for it over on his blog..HERE..

So once I had the final image, I printed it out and started to colour with promarkers..

adding colour..

finally made into a card..


  1. Darcy Nice job the shading all colors worked well - BTW what paper do use to print the image on? Or ink in printer?

    1. When I am printing images that I know I am going to colour with promarkers/copics..I use an ultra smooth laser copier paper. It's not the cheapest, but I have tried a lot and I really like this one for markers.

      I get mine from staples, you just have to have a feel of them all, and make sure you get as smooth as you can. Anything with a bit of tooth will just suck up the markers and make them bleed.

      The one I use is 100gsm..

      as an aside if I am stamping images onto card and I know I am going to colour them with markers, again I use an ultra smooth card in 160gsm...with a Memento ink pad.

      As for inks in the printer it is just a regular inkjet printer, and I use cheap inks. As long as you leave it to dry for a while and dont colour too hard over the outlines then there isnt much of a problem with bleeding. I tend to colour just up to the outline letting the colour seep to the line rather than colouring on top of the line.

      Hope that helps x

  2. Amazing ...and thanks for the tips too

  3. Hi Darcy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. Kudos to both you and Jay...beautiful art!