I was really excited to do this picture when Mei-Mei suggested it last month…but then as I continued coloring it, I realized that unless I wanted to go totally off the beaten path and make Yoda yellow and grass blue – it was a lot of the same colors over and over. I struggled with making this picture a little different. The best I came up with was to make that bright orange background only because it was the only color that hadn’t been used yet. (Which sounds contradictory, I know.)
While coloring this picture, I started leaving out the different shades of grey, green, and brown colored pencils because it was pointless to put them back in again. I used them so much. There was blue in Luke’s lightsaber and Artoo so I decided to leave that as the only blue. There was some red in the x-wing and yellow in Yoda’s hut window. So all that was left to me was pink, purple, and orange. I decided to go bold or go home and went with the orange.
I did enjoy coloring this, but not as much as other’s we’ve done. I felt like it was a little monotone for my liking. The good part was that I didn’t make any huge mistakes (however, I did make a kind of big one, can anyone figure out what it is?), nor did I get very frustrated like I had with my Leia picture. So I left the picture feeling okay but not very emotional.
Be sure to check out Mei-Mei’s picture to compare/contrast!
For next month, Mei-Mei, we are going to color one of my favorite characters: Salacious Crumb. Woot woot. He’s toward the end of the book, I think.