Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sneak Peek and New Videos!

I am really happy to present to you one of my brand new digital images for Whimsy Stamps!  It is a peek at what is to come.  Whimsy opens up their brand new digital line of images on Monday April 12th so stay tuned!  Of course that means blog hop time is coming, with a chance for prizes too, so be sure to pop back for that this coming Monday!

You may have met or at least seen Tracy Gordon in blogland. She is an avid commenter, always lifting folks up with her praises of their work.  And she has her own blog where she shows off her own hand made cards and layouts, as well as showing the occasional picture of her darling daughter, Maya.

I approached Tracey a little while ago to ask if I could possibly borrow some photos of her super cute daughter Maya so that I could draw her.  She graciously agreed! So here is my first rendition of her precious child, Maya Blowing Bubbles!


I have a video presentation for you as well.  Actually two of them!  Daughter Ashley was my film-maker again, and she was cuttin' up as usual!  In the first video I show how I coloured Maya's dark complexion.  The second video features my technique for how I do the dotty backgrounds.  You may notice that I added a few more dots onto the picture after I finished the video.  There were no grey or blue dots on the upper portion of the drawing.  I decided to add them in because there was not enough contrast between the dotted background and her pink shirt.  That's the great thing about these type of backgrounds.  You can always add more dots and alter the colours; at least you can go darker.  It is possible to go lighter too using the blender pen to remove some colour, but that takes a lot of time and patience!  
The first video is about six minutes, the second around four.  Enjoy! 
If you have trouble seeing them on this blog, you can go directly to the YouTube site and watch the first one HERE.   The second one is HERE


28 comments:

  1. Maya Looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a lovely lovely stamp

    Vicki

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  2. Oh she's gorgeous!
    Thanks for the tutorials (and the half time show was pretty good too!)
    :o)

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  3. Love the video. Love the technique. now if you can just teach us to draw:)

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  4. Lovely video.. I've got to work on my dots!! Thanks for the help. Hugs, Peggy x

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  5. Beautiful image and fabulous coloring, and thanks for the tutorial..

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  6. Excellent tutorial Crissy! Thanks for sharing both the cute image and tutorial. Hugs, Maria

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  7. what fun tutorials and you two are beatiful and fun :)

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  8. What an adorable image, Crissy! Beautiful coloring as always!

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  9. Hi Chrissie

    Love this new digital image, can't wait to get my hands on her. Found the video tutorials really helpful too.

    Hugs Judi xx

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  10. Oh my Chrissie she is too adorable for words!
    Your colouring is so superb and your drawings are awesome!
    Going to watch your videos now thank you for making them for us!
    hugs
    kim x

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  11. OH my goodness, I HAVE to have this stamp, she is absolutely beautiful....and your colouring is as always jaw dropping perfection!!! Thanks!

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  12. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful illustration of Maya!!! I can only imagine how proud Tracy is of this! Can't wait until I get home from work to be able to see how you colored her! You are so talented!!!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  13. lol Ashley had me bursting into giggles a number of times.

    Thanks so much for sharing your dotted background technique and I am looking forward to the new digital collection. woot!

    Maya is adorable!

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  14. Dear Crissy,
    your image is so cute, I love it! And your video tutorial is so funny and your doughter Ashley very beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Mo

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  15. Oh thank you for the video on the dotted backgrounds. I so love the look of those!!! I'll have to give it another whirl. PS: That was definately the funnest crafting video I have ever watched!

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  16. She beautiful!!! Thank you for the 2 videos! I love your attention to detail and showing us your colouring technique!

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  17. Found you recently and am having a great time so far seeing what you've created! Just makes me even more excited to see this wonderful crafty world we are a part of (that and blog land!)
    I will have to come back again and explore so I will make sure I am following...oh how I would LOVE to be a part of a DT for you but I've got too much on my plate! someday maybe!

    Leah

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  18. Crissy,
    i watched both videos and found them to be very helpful and hilarious too. I'm sure that comedy wasn't what you were going for but Ashley made it so :)
    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  19. Thanks for the awesome tutorials, Crissy! And thanks for the tip on the paper, also! I'm always in pursuit of better paper. I found one that I love because of the way it takes the ink well, but doesn't soak the markers dry. But it has mica in it. And I don't always want mica in my paper. So I've ordered some of your favorite to give it a try. Thanks for the info!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  20. Those are great tutorials - thanks so much for sharing. All I want to do now is to leave work and go home and colour with my Copics... ;)

    Thanks!!
    / Jeanette

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  21. Hi Chrissy, just looked at both of your video's and loved them! It's still early in the morning and you put a smile on my face already!
    Your images look perfect! Thanks for the tips!

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  22. Fab tutorial! I will have to try this one day. I luv it!

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  23. Crissy, thanks so much for this awesome tutorial, I gave the background a shot. Still need some practicing though! Loved the videos, you and your daughter are beautiful together.

    Hugs, Naoual xx

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  24. I am totally impressed and I LOVE this Copic background technique!!

    PS: The video is NOT boring...it's awesome and the music is HAPPY, it makes me SMILE!!

    Thanks,
    LISA

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  25. What fun videos! Thanks!! Love that dotted background.. HAVE to try it now!!
    Sammi
    xxx

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  26. Hi Crissy :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, it was so good to hear from you again.
    I loved to see you colour and your daughter made me laugh so hard :)
    Lots of hugs to both of you!!
    Katharina xx

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  27. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial Crissy! I finally got up enough nerve to try this technique!LOL!! Heres my card
    http://hoppycreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/daddy-lion.html

    Thanks again for all your wonderful images and inspiration!

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