Thursday, June 6, 2013

Snakewoman as the Star

Another Tarot card of the major acrcana, the Star, meaning can be found on the internet, this is just a quick post to show you.

For this card I used another awesome Rick St. Dennis image, she 's called Snakewoman.

Some of you have been asking how I coloured this Snakewoman, so first the card and then my I pod pics so you can see step by step.  I usedCaran d' ache Luminance 6901 pencils, odourless whitespirit and paperstump.

here are my i pod pics

the plan was to make the body blue and the snake tail purple, and then suddenly there was orange in the tail, cause the blue and purple looked boring to me LOL

then came the point I had to think how to solve this, cause if there's orange in the tail, there should be some in the body too (dunno why, it just has to be)
so made the orange a bit more bright at the bottom of the tail

and then started to fill the white high lighted spots with orange, carefully not to dark

 then she looked like this and I thought "under water look" LOL

and then I didn't know where things were going, so i put it aside and just let it be over night, thinking it needed more purple, cause of the purple in the tail
so next day after work I added more purple  to the body and the face

made the tail a bit 
darker and gave her some eyeshadow

made the face a bit lighter cause I thought it was to dark and didn't like it

coloured the "clothes" and hat

coloured the jewels and the snakes, eyes and lips
made some last changes, some things a bit darker , some things a bit lighter, hard to see I guess
 so for the ones who think I know what I am doing, sorry, I just colour till I like the result, LOL

I will enter this in the following challenges  i know this is not a tag, but I was inspired by the colours of the tag, I used distress ink in the background and stickles,


  1. brilliant, i love that image and your colour combo looks great, nice to see the steps and progress x

  2. This is an fabulous card.
    The colours you have used on the mermaid are perfect and you did the right thing adding the orange.
    Thank you for joining us at GingerLoft :)

  3. Excellent card!
    I love the colors and all the items!

    Can you please you on my blog? and if you want you can become a Member?

    Crafty Hugs, Alex

  4. Wow! She is quite a stunner. I loved seeing all of the steps you took to get to the finished piece. You did an incredible job.

  5. Very dramatic with the color range you used - fabulous and thanks so much for joining us this week at the Gingerloft Challenge.

  6. Your coloring is wonderful. The current challenge at Simon Says Stamp is masculine themed though. :(

    But we appreciate you playing along with us!!!!

  7. I love that you took Tim's tag colours and made it our own.

  8. yikes. not a fan of snakes, but this is aaaawesome! wonderful coloring!! thanks for joining us at fresh brewed designs. :)

  9. Really gorgeous! Fabulous colouring Monique! Love it!
    Thanks for playing with us at DominoART!