Thursday, 6 August 2009

Copic Colour Challenge - Guest DT Call

I can't stop coloring! I just can't stop!

Pleaaaazzzzze help me!

Fortunately, I am not alone. Yes indeedy, there are other coloring fanatics out there who are addicted to Copic Markers. You can find a lot of them posting their artwork on the weekly Copic Colour Challenge blog.

Currently, they are seeking out a talented and enthusiastic crafter to be a Guest member of their Design Team. To be considered, we have been asked to link our fave Copic Marker creation. Here is my latest, which features a Craft UK stamped image that has been colored with a myriad of Copic Ciao markers.

I'm very happy with the way the coloring turned out on this project. First of all, I wanted the door to have a feeling of 'life,' showing reflections of light and weathering. In such a situation, you wouldn't want to just stick with red tones. The door was colored by strategically applying a pale yellow (Y11) and then a golden yellow (Y17). Then, the two reds (R17 and R27) where used to color the door, with the darker tone used for creating shadows. Finally, I ran the Y17 yellow back over some spots to create even more of a highlight, or light bouncing off the door.

Here are some other images I've recently colored with my Copic markers:

This mermaid comes from Fred-She-Said, and it is absolutely perfect for coloring. You can do a lot to create tones in the tail by using yellow, turquoise and pink.

And here is something completely different! This is a photo stamp of an angel that I used on a card for a recent art swap. I used a Memento ink pad, the photo stamp, and glossy paper. Since Memento ink does not smear when using Copic markers, I was able to take some of my paler tones and tint this image. Using alcohol markers is a much easier and subtle way of coloring photo-realistic stamped images.