Friday, December 19, 2008

Out of the Box

A while back, I mentioned in a post that Rophone and I used to color together when we were dating. I was always the one who colored in the realistic details and made sure the character's "skin" color was just right. I have never been one of those people who can color a horse purple and feel okay about it (it just isn't right!). 

Yesterday I colored a picture of Bert from Sesame Street (or, Dirt, as Big calls him). Ginger started it all with the boots, and then I just kept it going from there. I am quite proud of the finished product:

Do those look like the pants of a bottle cap collector? Is that the scarf of a muppet who eats oatmeal with raisins EVERY day? NO! I made him look carefree, not anal at all-- just as I am learning to be! (Yeah, (sniff) I know it's good.... thanks.)


Lisa Marie said...

mighty fine coloring, i say. btw, did you know my mom named one of her sock creatures "big" ?

jwise said...

My sister-in-law LOVES to color. When they go on trips, she doesn't take books or movies to pass the time--she takes crayons & coloring books. So you're in good company. And, yes, I see the "freer" Bert. He seems happier.

Idaho Bushmans said...

Such cute pics of the kids. can't believe how big they are. good luck with the potty thing. cant wait for liz

The Watty's said...

My aunt was as amazing colorist? It is an art form! As for my art - hello! I made it. Piece-o-cake. It is wool cut outs placed on a painted canvas...easy.
Have a very merry!