Curator Prime is especially fond of coloring pages that tell a story. Emila Yusof creates such coloring books, and this blog post is a Curator Coloring of one of her designs from her coloring book Treehouse using Crayola Pip-Squeak Skinnies markers.
This coloring was done in September 2015, and thus Curator Prime was not as adamant about taking in-progress photographs as she has come to be. There are also precious few notes about which color went where, though a list of colors used was discovered and it is included at the end of this entry.
Thus, Curator Prime presents a few close-ups and thoughts on this delightfully fun coloring:
1. The paper of this coloring book is of a thick cardstock which the Crayola markers took to quite readily. Multiple colors were used in the hair. Details on the grassy areas were colored over with a darker green.
2. Curator Prime worked with the smaller areas first. Yellow was used primarily for the windows and flower centers, while the pink and purple of the dress was pulled into the flower petals.
3. Given the fanciful setting, Curator Prime had no reservations using multiple blues for the mountains.
4. Because Curator Prime is somewhat adverse to large white backgrounds, she also had no reservations adding blue stripes everywhere. Because Crayola markers are water-based, there is a bit of streaking going on*, however it does not detract from the overall enjoyment of the coloring (either in the doing or the viewing).
5. And so, the final colored image in all of its fun glory.
The following Crayola Pip-Squeak Skinnies colors were used:
Mandarin Orange, Fun in the Sun, Sunny Side Up, Blue Marble, Blue Eyes, Blue Moon, Chicken Little Blue, Sea Bubbles, Star Sparks, Green, Garden Green, Four Leaf Clover, Sweet Pea, Green Yellow, Sepia, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Tiny Toad Brown, Small Potatoes, Honey Droplets, Orchid Petals, Mini Magenta, Purple
* It the belief that there were markers in existence that did not streak that lead Curator Prime to the alcohol-based Copic markers which have become her coloring medium of choice … so much so that she became a Copic Certified Designer.
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