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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Colouring book tutorial.

There's no doubt that colouring is a therapeutic activity and colouring books are having a moment right now. There are some very intricate detailed works available, in the shops or as Internet downloads. Obviously there's no right or wrong way to colour, but I thought I'd share the way I prefer to colour using basic 12 shades staedtler coloured pencils. You can see from the images, I work from dark to light with the pencils, I find this works best for getting light and shade. Thank you for reading!
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/527041039/the-circus-girl-colouring-book
1) I use black and brown to add shadows and depth.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/527041039/the-circus-girl-colouring-book
2) I add the darkest reds and pinks.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/527041039/the-circus-girl-colouring-book
3) I add the lighter pink.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/527041039/the-circus-girl-colouring-book
4) Finally I add the lightest shades of pink and orange, then add the lighter tones to the leaves. 




Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Circus Girl Colouring Book!

At last The Circus Girl Colouring Book is launched! After around a year of work, a collaboration between myself and daughter Amber, AKA Talulah Blue. We have 20 pages of pretty acrobats and circus designs, with a few peacock feathers for good measure!
I've coloured a few pages from the book, which is available as a printable download. I'm using basic inexpensive printer paper and coloured pencils, easily found in any supermarket! I'll be back soon with a tutorial on blending colours and a competition! Thank you for reading!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TalulahBlueDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name#items
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TalulahBlueDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name#itemsWithy Bush Longlands Road East Wittering CHICHESTER PO20 8DD


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Happy Easter, holiday discounts!

I'm still offering 10% discount in my Etsy shop with coupon code LULU17
Plenty of new fabulous designs are going into the shop for summer fun, festivals and parties, click on the images to go to the shop, thank you for reading and Happy Easter!
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/talulahblue?ref=l2-shopheader-name
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Colourful neck ruffs.

Costume has never been more popular and not just for Halloween any more! Masquerade Balls and holiday clubbing have opened up a new age for dressing up, not forgetting fabulous new face and body art achieved with makeup! I'm making new colourful neck ruffs and offering 10% discount in my Etsy shop with coupon code LULU17.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/talulahblue?ref=hdr_shop_menu
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/talulahblue?ref=hdr_shop_menu