Just lately I’ve been on a Magical City kick. I think colouring the picture out of Lizzie’s ‘The Magical Christmas has drawn me back to colouring with Inktense in her wonderful books. I REALLY REALLY want to colour in her ‘The Magical Journey’ but there are so many pictures in her first book crying out for colour and it IS one of the small number of books I pledged to complete.
Here is The Globe. I planned to colour this one on muted tones… lol… like the Inktense pencils are going to let me do that. I don’t know where that rainbow ground came from but Once I did a little section on the left in those colours I knew that was how the rest was going to turn out. I love how the building catches the light of the lamp. Note how I outlined the light of the lamp in white, covering over the black line-art using a white Uniball Signo gel pen. This is a technique that has been around for a while now and I decided that it would work for this pic. Over all this one goes down as one of my favourites.