Just a quicky. My impromptu Happy Mail and video review of Magical Jungle is now up on Youtube. You can find it below. Also the next installment for the Lost Ocean Jellyfish colouring tutorial was in it’s final render last night so I will be checking it today and if nothing has broken I will be uploading it onto YouTube. In other news I have selected the picture I will be doing for a colour along in Magical Jungle and I hope to have the first part up to coincide with the launch of the book in the second week of August. There is a tutorial for combining markers (alcohol) with coloured pencils using a picture from one of Hanah Lynn’s books. This one isn’t a colour along but a demonstration of a tecnique you can use in your single sided books and goes for about an hour or so. This one is next slated for editing. We haven’t forgotten the 8 pencil review. Phew… this one is taking a long time. My hubby has thrown many many hours into this one so far and it was heart breaking to have to start from scratch with new video editing software. I am so sorry, I know this one has been widely anticipated. It takes around 30 hours of work and rendering time for these very complicated videos and my hubby and I both have normal jobs (Hubby is a software systems developer and I am an RN) so i know you all understand and we are still working on it.
I have been reminded about my Snake Charmer picture in Dagdrommar, the one I used for the face and hair tutorials. Some people are waiting for another video colouring that page before they continue so i will also look at continuing this series inbetween the other stuff. Don’t worry if you have already finished it. I didn’t intend to film tutorials of the whole thing so you haven’t made a mistake. The elements in the picture: mushrooms, plants, are repeated throughout Hanna’s book so the tutorial will still be useful to you.
What else… there are several book reviews set to be done. I am currently working on the ‘Greece Colouring Book’, a gorgeous Greek themed book which is slated as my next to review. (Not including a couple I have already filmed which will appear first). There is a fantasy lady book ‘Spirit Fantasy Coloring Book’ by and Australian artist and two books very kindly sent to me by Tiffany in the US: ‘Debbie Macomber Come Home To Colour’ and the ‘Jasmine Beckett-Griffith Coloring Book’ which I am ITCHING to start in.
BUT everything is on hold at the moment as I finish my first picture in ‘Magical Jungle’. My muse has decided that I must add a stone work texture to the area surrounding the parrots. So it is going to take a little longer to finish. I REALLY need a clone of myself or three to do all the things I want to get done. I just want to say here I do not EVER suffer from boredom (well… waiting in waiting rooms may count but I always take emergency drawing or colouring gear with me packed in a shoulder bag) EVER in my life. I am the sort of person who always has to be doing something and always has at least three things that she either wants or needs to do RIGHT NOW. As of this exact moment I want/need to: walk my dogs (it’s Winter here but the weather is quite calm and sunny this morning), put the dishes away from last night, vacuum the lounge room, put on another lot of washing, colour the Magical Jungle picture I am working on, colour the Greek picture I am working on, start the picture in the Beckett-Griffith book I have chosen, finish the long outstanding Lost Ocean picture (one of the ones with the teensie details I’m using fineliners on). Prepare the next part of the Jellyfish tutorial which will be a discussion about backgrounds, have breakfast because I haven’t eaten yet, chose and organise something for dinner tonight and sort out and fold the washing I brought in last night. And i have work tonight so sometime in all that I have to have a nap.
Anyway, I better make a start with that list. Hope you enjoy the video… please excuse the gushing in it, I was a little excited. 🙂