Monday, August 10, 2009

Copics 101 - Blending

Hi Everyone! As promised, I will be sharing with you what I learned this past weekend. Now, please don't have high expectations that I've become the world's best colorer after this class. I still have so much to learn and I need to practice, practice, practice.

The first lesson was blending. Jonesy, the instructor, said you pick three colors that are about 2 off from each other. So you get, for instance, B10, B12 and B14. Start with your lightest shade and color all over. This is the 1, 2, 3, 1 method of coloring. Then you lay down your next shade and then your next shade, then go back to your lightest color to blend, blend, blend.

Now I messed up a little. I can't remember exactly what colors I picked, the numbers were right, but two of the markers were R markers and the other marker I picked was YR or something like that. Anyway, I still got a very cool effect with it. So I colored all the petals with the lightest shade, then placed my darker shade at the base of the petals and the middle shade at the tips of the petals and used as little shading to create a bit of depth. Not too bad, eh?

Here is my finished card. Now I definitely accomplished country-esque in this card. Houndstooth, pinks and greens, polka dots and black gigham. Yep, that's pretty country. The card is sweet - I like it. I hope you do, too.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Juana B. Artist (a.k.a. Karin) said...

I like it! Nice job with the copics.

Sheri Gilson said...

Very cute cardm Mel!! You did a great job blending with the copics.

~*Joni said...

Oh this is awesome Mel! I bet you had tons of fun, you copic expert you! ;) I love this flower, it has so many possibilities. And thanks for the run down of what you learned, I am a copic nightmare, blending whatever colors I want until I get it the way I want it. ha!

jen said...

such a wonderful coloring job, you expert, you!

the 1,2,3,1 method is what I learned too, and the teachers was always so much better than what we tried. You did fab-u-lous!

Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Beautiful copic work! love it!

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