Monday, October 22, 2012

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

It's challenge time again at the Eureka Challenge Blog! The theme this week is "Things With Wings;" please show us your creativity, and get a chance to win free images from Eureka!
This was a very challenging image for me to color.  I made one a number of years ago that was, frankly, terrible!  But I love this Partridge in a Pear Tree, so I decided to try again.  This time, I took an hour or so researching, and came up with a picture (bottom of the three) of a partridge here. (This type is called a Roul Roul Partridge).  I made the feet a little deeper red to be more Christmasy.  As long as I was doing a more fantasmic coloring job, I wanted a Christmas red!  The partridge was stamped and colored separately, then attached over the original gold-embossed image for a bit of a 3-D look. (Ahem ... and also because I didn't want to remake the entire panel, so I used the horrible one, and covered it up with the newly colored partridge!)

1 comment:

belldoubleyou said...

What a fantastic stamp! You definitely did an excellent job this time -- and so clever to use it right smack over the top of the one you weren't so fond of. You've saved yourself background work and gotten rid of something you didn't like, all at the same time!