All about Copics.
I've had a set of copics for ages but I've not been using them very much.
I've truly always been intimidated by this type of coloring....
The online class is really awesome.
I have already learned a lot - now I just need to practice, practice, practice......
Day 3: Shading with Grey
This was really difficult but I think with more practice and getting to know good color combinations, this technique would be useful. I like the cup, but my umbrellas were a disaster :)
I've always found it difficult to know where to put the shading but we learned some very handy techniques in the class and here I am sharing a few of my practice results.
This first one is creating texture with the flicking technique. Also very much used for hair. I really like this technique very much.
(sorry for the blurry part of the photo - the colors used are E02, R02 & YR04). I used the same greens as for the yellow flower image.)
This next one is regular shading with the light coming from the left.
Day 5: Hair & Skin
And finally a few practice results with traditional brown & black hair. I must admit, I cheated a bit with the black, as I did not have a black copics marker, I used a distress ink marker for the black strokes.
The skin coloring is really difficult - I think I need some more skin colors AND more practice!!!
And finally sharing a card I did with a favourite old owl stamp from Hero Arts. I wanted to practice coloring on real stamped images. I accidently dropped some ink on to the top of the card, so I had to cover my mistake by this chalkboard-like speech bubble.... :-) And with the direction of the shading I probably should have reversed the speech bubble, oh well!
Oh happy Sunday!!