Hello, happy new year everyone!!! I havent been on blogger since before xmas as the week before christmas i was ill then just after christmas i didnt feel to well either, so i spent a lot of time in bed, lol. Luckily i am well for the new year now though. For christmas i got a bridge camera so i have been taking quite a few pictures recently and from now on i will be using this for the pictures i take for my blog:)
Also, over christmas my mum decided to buy some spectrum noir pens, so i coloured a magnolia tilda image with them to compare with my all time favorite, distress inks.
I hadnt yet finished the image with the spectrum noir pens before i decided i prefered the distress inks. However, from what i have coloured i can say i was very pleased with the colour and shading of the face (apart from the fact the cheeks were a little to bright for me). Yet, the thing i felt the spectrum noir pens lacked was a soft brush tip meaning i found it fairly hard to put in the pleats and acheive sharp lines on clothes. Controversially the distress markers have this lovable brush tip and the choice of 000, 00 and 0 thin brushs to shrapen up the pleats and blend them in a little making them look more realistic, depend on how well you are at water colouring. Also, this is another thing i found with the distress inks that they blend so easy and can be mixted with multiple colours creating a fresh new unique colour, making the possibilities endless. The spectrum noir pens were not so easy to blend for me and the colours were more or less fixed giving a narrower selection of colours. However, you could layer the colours with the spectrum noir pens to make the colours look more mixed as i did with the top. Overall i feel distress inks are for me as i do love that distressed, old look about my work, though pens like the spectrum noir ones give a rather bright and bold look which others may prefer. Furthermore, it depends on what you can more easily colour with as some people may produced stunning images with pens like the, spectrum noir, but produce not so pleasing images with distress inks. This shows that basically you just need to experement a bit and see what best suits you. But for me i think i have now come to a conclusion of the fact distress inks are the best!! Id like to see what you prefer to colour with....
Thank-you for stopping by♥