Sunday, May 24, 2009

Nice and Slow

Hi all! I'm finally getting out from underneath my swaps and am having a great time trying to improve on my copic coloring. There are so many different ways to color and each one produces beautiful results once they are mastered. I'm very curious about how things work and how people create what they do so naturally I have to try those techniques out. I've tried copics, gamsol with prisma color pencils, and water coloring with re-inkers and aquapainter. The hardest one for me is water coloring, but I love the looks of it and how everything looks like a painting. Gamsol is next, I can't quite get shading and blending right with these and not make it look like it was colored with pencils. Finally there is copics. I'm getting better at this but still have a long way to go. What I like about copic coloring is the bright richness of colors that I can get and I don't need additional special tools or have to wait for things to dry before adding in shading, but it is hard to draw in a lovely background or get airy haloing unless you have that airbrush thingy or just a master at copics which I do not and am not. Maybe one day. This is a little card that I made using WSC80 and TGF's Down by the Pond.

Papers: PTI Chocolate, SU Pumpkin Pie, K&Company Greenhouse
Stamps: TGF Down by the Pond, TGF McSplendid Farm (sentiment)
Turtle: YG91, YG95, E35, E39, RV23, RV25
Bunny: W1, R20
Carrot: YR12, YR16
Outline: B91, 0 colorless blender


Cindy Haffner said...

Oh look how sweet, awesome job on this sketch!!1 Hugs Cindy xxoo

WickedPixie said...

That is a fantastic sketch! What is WSC8o? I feel silly for not knowing. I don't know exactly what the original sketch looked like but what you have created is wonderful! LOVE the papers your used and how you put everything together! :-) Traci

Anonymous said...

I adore these images. Somewhere along the way I need to be sure I get some of these stamps (stupid spending freeze). Great way to represent them Mary!

Jacilynn said...

so Cute! I love this image. The colors are so bright and cheery. I love it Mary!

Catherine said...

This may very well be one of my all-time fave Mary cards! Your coloring is flawless! I totally think you are a Copic Master! And one thing you will have to teach me is how you mix and match all of these wonderful patterns! This is just gorgeous!

Memories of Time said...

This is SOOOOO super cute! Thanks so much for playing along with the weekend sketch! :)