TK Guardian Castle (Derwent Inktense Version)

Monday, April 5, 2010

This is the third version of the Thomas Kinkade, "Guardian Castle". The version was colored with "Derwent Inktense Pencils" and cost about $24.79 for a set of 24.

A little about the Inktense pencils. Inktense pencils can be used dry for rich, intense color or washed out with a little water to create a vivid translucent effect. Once dry, the color is permanent and can be worked over with other media. Although I only had a set of 12, I was able to produce pretty good shading. I use an Aqua Brush to blend out the colors. Because the inks are permenant one they are dry, you are able to build up some pretty nice shading. Make sure that you let the colors dry between layers.
So let's have a look at the card;

"TK Guardian Castle (Inktense Version)"

Although the difference between the three versions is slight there is a distinct difference. It show on very important fact. That no matter what coloring medium you use, you can get beautiful results. So don't be afraid to try different coloring mediums. Try them you may have found your nitch.
So far the opinion of which medium you like best between Copic and Prismacolor Pencil, is 50/50. Let's see how the Inktense version changes the mix.
Hope you enjoy my efforts. Let me know by your comments how the versions compare, and your preference.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

5 Response to "TK Guardian Castle (Derwent Inktense Version)"

  1. grandmalee says:
    April 5, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    What a beautiful job on this & the other two versions! All of them have areas that to me are more pleasing. I like this one best for its' boldness that doesn't show in the others. While I love my colored pencils, there are times that I want a very bold look that is visible from a farther distance. The copic one is a beautiful blending job, but I feel the roofs distract from the scene. That is what my eyes focus on even though the rest of the scene is so gorgeous. Of course I'm partial to the colored pencil scene. The shading & highlighting is more picturesque to me. I'm more drawn to this scene probably because it's more like my work. I would also like to see this done with a watercolor technique. I think the wash would focus more attention on the details of the scene.

    They all are wonderful in their own way. I see areas that are better in the later pictures that are probably due to more practice on this type of stamp. I still don't think I could do one of these scenes yet, but I've seen others do such a tremendous job with them like you do here. You have encouraged me to use different techniques or mediums with a particular stamp to see the differences like you did here. Thanks for encouraging us to try something different!

  2. Penny Duncan Creations says:
    April 5, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Oh bob.....your castle is beautiful!!!! I LOVE this card!!!

  3. Angie Hall Haviland says:
    April 6, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    This version is FABULOUS!! I really need to get out my pencils and use them!! LOVE THE COLORS on this one....and love the blue/green background!! They are all wonderful...but I think this one is my FAV.

    THANKS for the FUN experiment...I really enjoyed seeing the differences!

  4. Joynana says:
    April 8, 2010 at 4:57 AM

    Wow Bob, I am going to have to come to Georgia and take lessons from you. You are wonderful. I love this picture the colors are so vibrant.

  5. Blankiefinder says:
    April 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    I know I'm really late to voice an opinion, but for what it's worth: I preferred the castle with the Prismacolors and the sky with the copics. Do you ever watercolor with Distress inks? It would be really interesting to see how this image would compare that way, too! :)

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