There is a Challenge going on in my favorite yahoo group art for the creative mind to make a self portrait. I have posted the color book page I made some time ago. I used that as my base. In paint shop pro I created a new layer to put over it and wrote how in my heart I am still that little girl waiting to grow up and not that grown up I see in the mirror.
I then printed it out and used my prisma colored pencils. I had a tough time learning skin color. I know its not perfect. But its all about learning. I also had trouble with the toner smearing. One tutorial used her ink jet and it did not smear. I even colored with the copics on my ink jet and it did not smear so I thought I try the ink jet printer. It was worse.
I did figure if I laid a strong layer of color on the paper it did not smear but it made my skin way to dark. I have vampire complextion ha ha ha
Here is the project...