Fairy Dust Nebula frame by frame.

This one is for you A.J. You asked me how do I do it, so here’s how I do it.

1. Start with a black background (drag the black color from your color palet to your paper).

2. Create a shape with the watercolor tool (color white).

3. Choose a color you like and change the white color (also with the watercolor tool).

* You have to start with white, because no other color will be visible on a black background if you use the watercolor tool.

4. Blur and shape it with Pencil and you will get something like IMAGE 1.

* in this case I also used the fountain pen tool to add some white lines.

5. To get stars to glow, place some dots with the fountain pen tool (in this case I used the color white), then in ZOOM mode make a really fast blur with your finger (It’s more like a touch swipe). Fast enough to keep the shape of the dot, but the area around the dot will get a glow.

* In IMAGE 2 you see two dots placed with the fountain pen tool, the right dot has been given a glow.

* If you blur to slow, the dot will turn into a little blurred stripe (can also be fun if doing falling stars), and if you blur without using the ZOOM tool it will blur to much.

6. By this time you will have something like IMAGE 3 and it’s time to add some more stars. For normal stars (no glow) I always use the soft lead pencil tool, and I use different colors. Also use darker colors that are almost not visible but you can see them in ZOOM mode.

* In the last image (IMAGE 6), you can see the color palet I mostly use for stars.

* Sometimes I darken stars with the watercolor tool (color black), but only on places where the background is black. I also place some larger stars. In ZOOM mode use the soft lead pencil tool and wiggle around to create a slightly larger dot.

7. When creating a planet that has a size like in this drawing, use the fountain pen tool to place the largest dot possible (in this case I used the color white).

8. Now in ZOOM mode, use the soft lead pencil tool and let your fantasy choose the colors to fill the dot. Use the soft lead pencil tool very gently (one move at the time).

* If you make multiple moves without lifting your Pencil from the screen, the line will get harder. That’s why I always make one move at the time, to get softer lines.

9. Now that you are filing the dot, you are probably thinking.. "How do I keep it round ? because the soft lead pencil goes over the edges". What you can do is, use the watercolor tool to color the edges. The watercolor tool will have no effect on a black background (except when using the color white).

10. To give your planet a nice shading, first choose the location of your light source. You can use both the watercolor tool or the soft lead pencil tool to make the shading.

11. The second planet (or in this case a moon), is basically created the same way as the first one. But in this case I placed a smaller black dot, and made some small edits with the soft lead pencil toolNow you will have something like IMAGE 4 and IMAGE 5.

12. If you think it’s done, then it’s done. Most of the finishing touches are probably the stars. Maybe add some more, or even remove or darken some. But of course you can also change the nebula shape any time during this process.

That’s it !

🔗 Fairy Dust Nebula

Switching to PNG

Uploading all my drawings in PNG format today (No, not reposting them but just swapping the JPG with PNG images in the original posts).

PNG format looks just better when viewing on your iPad.

You can see the difference (on your iPad) here in this post.

I’m not sure if it is visible on a non-retina display. When you look at the example post with the little moon, have a look at the sky line where blue turns to black. Maybe turn the light on your iPad to Maximum for better view.

Update: All images are now in PNG format.

krickeleien
krickeleien:

Made With  PaperTime to say “Thank you!”

There are some very special artists that supported and encouraged me right from the beginning and others that became followers only weeks ago but always like and comment my artworks. As I don’t find the time to answer every single comment I would like to say “Thank you sooo much!” to all the persons that are “always there”. 

I planned to do that for such a long time and always put it aside because there should be some special drawing/painting to come with it. As I am running out of time and didn’t want to wait anymore I started by just writing down some names into a zen doodle, … Added some decoration and then I thought it might be nice to show some typical signs to the names. Logos or avatars, part of their artworks and stuff. No I have to realize 4 facts:
1. I didn’t had place and time to add all of you! Sorry to those who joined my followers in the last weeks. Please don’t take it personally that you are not in! Ooooh and there might be missing some other that I forgot. Pleeeeease don’t hate me. 
2. I started with some special persons like Nadia and Jay ….before I decided to draw something representative for every artist … I am afraid that I did not have the time to erase your names and to put you in again with something in your style (which is not so easy anyway)! You know I just love you even more!!!😘
3. I am not able to draw portraits. Sorry Rosi! Your work is so unique I had no chance to copy it by far.
Sorry Zengming, hope you are able to recognize Qiqi. Couldn’t do it any better in this size? 
4. Drawing in miniature is soooo very difficult! Please be merciful!

Love you all!!!!!

PS: Have to find out, how to post it in high resolution ‘cause I think some details got lost. :-(

💚💚💚💚💚 Thank you so much Sanne for this amazing creative Paper !!!!! Love the little planets you gave me !!!!!

krickeleien:

Made With Paper

Time to say “Thank you!” There are some very special artists that supported and encouraged me right from the beginning and others that became followers only weeks ago but always like and comment my artworks. As I don’t find the time to answer every single comment I would like to say “Thank you sooo much!” to all the persons that are “always there”. I planned to do that for such a long time and always put it aside because there should be some special drawing/painting to come with it. As I am running out of time and didn’t want to wait anymore I started by just writing down some names into a zen doodle, … Added some decoration and then I thought it might be nice to show some typical signs to the names. Logos or avatars, part of their artworks and stuff. No I have to realize 4 facts: 1. I didn’t had place and time to add all of you! Sorry to those who joined my followers in the last weeks. Please don’t take it personally that you are not in! Ooooh and there might be missing some other that I forgot. Pleeeeease don’t hate me. 2. I started with some special persons like Nadia and Jay ….before I decided to draw something representative for every artist … I am afraid that I did not have the time to erase your names and to put you in again with something in your style (which is not so easy anyway)! You know I just love you even more!!!😘 3. I am not able to draw portraits. Sorry Rosi! Your work is so unique I had no chance to copy it by far. Sorry Zengming, hope you are able to recognize Qiqi. Couldn’t do it any better in this size? 4. Drawing in miniature is soooo very difficult! Please be merciful! Love you all!!!!! PS: Have to find out, how to post it in high resolution ‘cause I think some details got lost. :-(

💚💚💚💚💚 Thank you so much Sanne for this amazing creative Paper !!!!! Love the little planets you gave me !!!!!