Hello all~ Well, we've hit the double digits for the Daily Doodles. Yay! It's been a crazy few days, with loading up Fantastical Flowers in my Store, to continuing to fight off this flu/virus/ick that I have had for going on 10 days. Though I did manage to squeeze in a little doodle time last night to share with you all.
As I had absolutely NO neon colors in my arsenal yet, I decided to try out the TAG neon palette. I purchased it from the lovely Mirae from The Classy Clown/Midwest Fun Factory.
First off, this palette was much bigger than I expected. (A pleasant surprise.) And I love how each color pot is capped and removable from the palette for those of use who like to hold cakes while we're painting. (Such as I do.) And the paints are VERY vibrant.
This is my first venture into TAG products. (Up until this palette, I had only used Wolfe and Paradise.) I had read tutorials regarding various neon paints prior to purchasing this, so I was aware that all neons, regardless of brand, tend to apply a little less opaque than standard colors.
That said, I loved the consistency of the cakes, (their consistency is comparable to Wolfe paints), they had no smell or odor, and were quite easy to control.
For this doodle, I chose to use the Yellow, Green, and Blue from the palette (as it is well known that Pink, Orange, and Purple are typically the favorites among girls and tend to run out the fastest.) I also added some Wolfe White and Wolfe Black to the design as well.
As the palette also included 2 brushes, a small flat brush and a #3 round brush, I wanted to see if the TAG round brush was comparable to the round brush included in my Wolfe Essentials palette (that I absolutely LOVE!) It wasn't. You will see that I had included some white teardrops that I created using the #3 round brush that came with the palette, but I didn't care for how hard it was to control and the bristles splayed very easily - thus I really didn't like how they turned out.
So, I chose to go a different route, using my handy Wolfe black along with a new Loew-Cornell brush #1 Round Brush that I also purchased from The Classy Clown/Midwest Fun Factory. I randomly drew lines between each element and then alternated blank and colored in spaces between them with the black. In doing this, I definitely provided myself some new inspiration for future designs; I loved how it turned out.
Here are the pics:
As you can see, there are little tidbits of white poking through; my attempts at teardrops with a not-too-impressive round brush, but they still added a nice little accented touch to the piece I think.
Anyway, there you have it~ my latest and greatest! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did painting it! :)
I'll be back again soon with another Daily Doodle!
Keep creating, keep smiling, keep dreaming~