Sue Curry shares her work-in-progress of “Summer Refreshment”
Colorist Sue Curry shared her step-by-step progression of coloring this watermelon picture in the Creative Coloring Facebook group, and I thought it would be useful and informative to archive it here where it won’t get lost. Thank you, Sue, for documenting and sharing your coloring process. You sure know how to wield those Tombow markers! All comments are Sue’s from her original Facebook post. -SC
Sue Chastain has a new collection of pictures available on her website, entitled ‘Summer Delights.’ One of the most tempting pictures is this delightful drawing called ‘Summer Refreshment’. Watermelon is one of the most popular of the summer time refreshments for sure.
This is my second attempt at this picture. The first time, I got in a hurry and started laying down dark green and dark red too quickly. It left no room for me to bring out the details of this picture. This time, I want to start with the softer colors, like the bright green base and the pastel colors of the watermelon skin and rind.
I hope that you will enjoy the album as I try to bring out the delicious colors of real watermelon and bright hibiscus blooms.
Watermelon Coloring Demo with Tombow Brush Markers
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Get this Picture to Color in the Summer Delights Bundle
The Summer Delights coloring bundle includes nine coloring pages featuring the joys of summertime. Four of the designs in this bundle are brand-new, never published before in any form. The remainder are from existing OrnaMENTALs coloring books.
Learn more about Sue in her colorist spotlight interview. You can also follow her art journey on Facebook at Sue Curry Art.