Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Now i know..........

 ...........you think you've seen these pictures before but trust me...you haven't.....hubs and i spent this evening scanning these in and tweaking them... I cannot scan the whole drawing in because my scanner is not big enough...never thought of that when i started drawing on this paper.....


Now since you last laid eyes on these cuties i had no idea what i was gonna do about the water....Sure i colored it in but it had streaks and lines in it...no matter how careful i tried to be . It was just a huge expanse to try to color in with pencils...Then the lovely Violet stepped into my creative life and passed on the wisdom of Gamsol. 

 I still was not positive i could smooth everything out streak free...but guess what? It turned out just lovely.  Violet you are a lifesaver! Don't let anyone tell you any different. :)  Now when i colored this i was still using Crayola colored pencils  so it did not smooth as nicely as if i had been using Prismacolor .... but still ..... it looks awesome!


Getting decent prints ......... well now thats a different story. It makes me incredibly sad to see this vibrant, colorful image on the computer screen only to have it print out as a weak imitation of itself.........and hubs and i just can't figure it out.......We tried fiddling with the contrast and brightness.....and just nothing works...we usually end up making it worse.... We are beginning to think its our printer................?? Its a Kodak.... cheap Kodak.......Anyway enjoy the loveliness.......I wanted to offer a Giveaway of a couple prints but not if i can't get a nice print....sigh... 

PS Anyone know how to attract birds to a birdfeeder???   No birds yet.....Hugs! deb

4 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Love the art!!
We have so many birds I have never had a problem attracting birds. We have lots of trees in our area and the birds are everywhere. If you have a feed store nearby you might try asking for advice. Also a lawn and garden center should have an expert that can advise you. That feeder is too neat not to be used!
xx, Carol

CraftyViolet said...

The best thing to do is decide what local birds you want to attract, find out what food they like to eat, and go with that. We have decided to just use safflower seeds because the crackles do not like them but the song birds do. Good luck.

CraftyViolet said...

I love this picture. I still say you should try to get these published in a children's book. They are lovely.

Thank you for mentioning me in your post and glad to help you get over a bump in the crafting road. Gamsol does work great to smooth pencil lines out.

I tried printing off some of my art journal pages to use on cards and it didn't work well at all. The best results were when I sent them to be printed at Wal-Mart but still didn't like them enough to use them. Somehow art journal pages lose the meaning when they are reduced. Yours should be find though.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Too bad...home printers are usually not up to snuff to give you the quality you want. It might make sense to have them printed out elsewhere. Birds, what types do you have and what food do they like. Also the feeder should be close to where they can flit to a tree or bush to get away from pedators....sometimes if they don't come, move it around the yard to a different spot and see if that helps. xox