Hi all. When I first saw this new release image called Tibetan Mastiff from The East Wind, I thought he was cool and would be fun to colour. It wasn't until I looked closer that I noticed the surprise peeking out from behind his leg. Once I noticed that, this image became a Must Have. I googled images of this breed to see the colouring possibilities and then went to town.
The Tibetan Mastiff and wee Unky are coloured with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I used short choppy and uneven strokes over a lighter base to create the fur, using several layers to achieve depth. The image was then fussy cut leaving my usual white border and matted with black card stock to allow good contrast with the background. Foam tape was added to the back of the image to pop him up.
The background began as a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of burnt orange coloured card stock with a darker chevron print on top. Rings were added using Jet Black Archival Ink and an Ellen Hutson Bokeh stamp. Text was added using Orange Blossom Archival Ink and a Wendy vecchi stamp. The same ink was applied to one of the Darkroom Door Paint Splats stamps which was then rolled on in several places. To give TM a place to rest his big ol' paws, washi tape was applied to white cardstock, torn, and edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. It was then layered under him to ground him.
The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and the words were cut apart and matted with black. Foam tape was used to adhere them in place. A heart die cut from mop-up papers was inked with Orange Blossom, edged with Black Big Brush pen, and popped up on foam between the sentiment and TM's head. On the other side, two Idea-ology Adage tickets were inked with Vintage Photo and adhered behind TM. The word 'your' is an Idea-ology Big Chat sticker. The edges of the background were inked with Black Big Brush pen before the page was matted with black card stock. This serves to strengthen the page for binding and also draws the eye into the page by framing it.
Thanks for joining TM, wee Unky, and me today. We are delighted you did. To see other creations by my talented TEW teamies using this sweet Tibetan Mastiff image, be sure to pop by The East Wind Facebook group where they will be posted throughout the day. We would love to see what you create with them.
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