This week in Batina-Land…
What have I been colouring?
I’ve been looking at techniques to improve my special effects. Firstly I wanted to concentrate on backgrounds so I started with brickwork. I’ve seen plenty of tutorials online about brown brickwork, but hardly any when it comes to grey, castle-like brickwork. I dived head-first and I think it came out okay.
I’ve been trying out some creepy colour palates this week using my prismacolours, and I have finally found the perfect combination for Red Blood.
The Colours I have chosen are:
🩸Crimson Red – PC 924
🩸Poppy Red – PC922
🩸Crimson Lake – PC 925
And finally I got bored at work this week and started a Horror piece from Alan Roberts Beauty of Horror. It’s unfinished and to be honest, at work I use Zenacolour and this are less superior to my Prismacolor… and YES, a workman is blaming her tools!!
What am I reading?
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.
When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.
What am I watching?
One of my Favourite series of all time and it needs a re-watch, as I need so Vampy inspiration for my colouring. So that was my week.. let me know what you’ve been up too..