Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I'm always here for you!

Hello everyone it’s Sandra from Portugal.

What do you think of these two lovely mischievous pandas? Kind of remind me my younger boys: they always get along great when they have an opportunity to misbehave.

The image is a digistamp from The Paper Shelter, called “Team Work”.

I had to colour it and ended up turning it into a friendship card.

I started by outlining the die cut shape I would be using in the end, setting some boundary to the image so I could know where exactly to colour the sky and ground.

I then designed the ground with YG01 (layer for grass) and E43 (layer for soil). 

I used very fine flicks on an upward motion, from earth to sky, from lighter to darker greens allowing some drying time in between to avoid blending: YG03/25/17/67. I finished the grass flicking again all over again with YG03. 

To colour the soil I dotted E81/84/87 and then E44/47 and some E43 all over it to smooth it all a little bit. To colour the sky I layered B0000 three times.

For the bamboo sticks, I picked YG67/25 and 93 (to dull it in the end), with YG91/93 in the junctions. You can see the upper right bamboo piece with just YG67/25, it's so much brighter than the other ones:

And compare it with how it looked like after I toned it down with YG93:

I coloured the leaves  with YG67/25/23 and some YG95 at the leaves tip.

To colour the pandas “white”, I chose W00/0.

I coloured their "black" with N3/5/7/9. I then used R20/21 for the tongue and R20, E93/95 to finish their paws. But I guess YR61 would work great for the paws too, I just figured it out after I did the colouring.

 And finally the tree, with no leaves, was “asking “for a dull brown, so I chose E43/44/47/49.

I die cut the finished work:

And then assembled it onto a kraft card:

Here is a full list of all the markers I used:

Grass: YG01/YG03/25/17/67
Soil: E43/E44/47/81/84/87
Sky: B0000
Bamboo sticks: YG67/25 /91/93
Bamboo leaves: YG67/25/23/95
Pandas: W00/0,  N3/5/7/9 and R20/21 E93/95

Tree: E43/44/47/49

I hope you like it!

Have a great summer!



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dream catcher

Hi Copic lovers; welcome to Copic Marker Europe Blog.

For my DT inspiration, I made a Dream Catcher for my little one using a Saturated Canary image (....She doesn't sleep soooo good so I tried this Indian Catcher to see if this works.....if not....well it's a pretty hanger no???)  using the "no lines colouring technique" again.

Yes; I love this technique to colour so much. You can check how to do it on this Blog's Tutorials.

This is the finished project, but after that, you've got  step by step pictures on how I coloured her as always.

I started colouring her skin with my favourite combo using E0000, 00, 21, 11, 13 and a bit of R20  for the cheeks.

I drew over the eyes in GREY Copic Multiliner.

For her hair I first mark the darker areas with E18 but I did it BY SECTIONS.

Then E15.

...and I missed a couple of pictures on colouring her hair, but I did the same steps in the long section of her hair.

My final marker to colour her hair is E13 for lightest areas....then repeat steps until you're satisfied and you've got the desired depth of colouring.

Her dress colouring in steps, using YR24, Y21, YR31 and YR30 from darkest to lightest marker.

Then repeat, repeat, repeat these steps to get the desired depth of colouring.

I went a bit pinky for her lips with E04, RV55 and RV52 and I drew over some zones of her hair in SEPIA 0.3 Copic Multiliner.

Finally I coloured the feather in greens using G94, YG63, 61 and BG13

Here is the list of markers I've used:

Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13
Lips: E04, RV55, 52
Hair: E18, 15, 13
Dress: YR24, Y21, YR31, 30
Feather:  G94, YG63, 61, BG13

Hope I've inspired you.
Thanks for getting to the end.
Have a nice day all.
Elena F.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A Card for Teacher

Hi everyone! It's Sandie here today with a card for a Teacher. It could also be a Thank You card for someone who is not a teacher. The stamps is What a Hoot from Woodware. 

I stamped out my image onto Perfect Colouring Paper using Memento black ink. 

On this stamp I applied my colours dark to light. I started with E27

Next I added E25

and finally, E23. I went back in with each of the colours until I was happy with it. 

For the bottom part of the owl, I used E40's, again working from dark to light
I applied some E43 around the edges

Next, E42

and then E41. Once I had this part blended, I applied more E43 on the edges to give it some depth. 

On the beak, I applied some E43

I applied some N5 to towards the bottom, and blended it out with with the E43 and the around the edges of the beak, I used E41

On the branch I used, E21, E33, E35

For the eyes I used Y13, Y15, Y17. Starting with the Y17 I did a thick line around the outside edge. 

I used the Y15 to drag out the Y17 and left some white space around the pupils of the eye. 

I blended the eyes with Y13 and brought the colour right into the middle. 

Finally, for the leaves I used YG03, YG25, YG63

This is my little owl completed. Before adding him to the card I applied some white gel pen to the eyes and around the body. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Princess mini album

Princess mini album

Hi Copic lovers; welcome to my post for the Copic Marker Europe Blog.

This entry is my first as a DT Member for Copic Marker Europe……. Yes…. I'm the newbie  ;)

Well… I need to admit It was completely unexpected for me but I'm so pleased and honoured (…and a bit scared) on being asked to join this team.

Thanks team for having me.

In my first DT entry I made a Mini Album (I'll show you the entire project on my Blog) using one Saturated Canary image coloured with Copics using “the no lines colouring” technique; you can check how to do it on this blog's tutorials.

This is the finished project; a mini album for my oldest daugther to put some pictures taken on Eurodisney. I tried to colour the dress closest to the princess costume she was wearing. The only different thing is she doesn't have blue eyes ;)

I'll show you a step by step on how I coloured her. I took a several pictures during the process.......but we all enjoy sooooo much colouring and many times we forgot to take some pictures through the colouring process...Since we concentrate too much on, I could have missed a picture :)

As almost always I've coloured her skin with my favourite combo using E0000, 00, 21, 11, 13 and a bit of R20 + 22 for the cheeks.

 Eyes B95, 91 and B000.
Carefully and with patience I drew over the eyes with a black Copic Multiliner 0.10 after colouring her skin and the inside of the eyes. this way we emphasize her look.

Lips: R05,02,YR02 (really love oranges on lips) and a bit of R20+22 for cheeks.

For the hair, I love to first mark the darker areas with my darker marker.

 ....and repeating steps until you're satisfied and you've got the desired depth of colouring.
 To colour the skirt I've used E71, 70, W1 and  R00.

 Then I've used Gellyroll pens in white, silver and clear adding dots to the skirt to add more texture and shine to the dress.
 I decided to colour a bit darker the bodice of the dress so I went with E74, 71 and 70.
 ...and after a million dots in white, clear, silver.....and a bit of gold in deepest fold between the skirt and body.....I've got  her dress finished and really shiny.
For the gloves: At first I thought I'd colour the gloves in white, but I realized I'm on vacation and I don't have all the range of markers with me. So finally I decided to colour them in a pearl grey, finishing again with a lot of mini dots with a white Gellyroll pen.

Here is the list of markers I've used:

Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13
Lips: R05,02,YR02
Eyes: B95, 91, 000
Hair: E25, 23, 53
Dress skirt: E71, 70, W1, R00
Dress bodice: E74, 71, 70
Gloves:  C5, 3 , 1 

Finally I fussy cut the image to emphasize her on my finished project.

Hope you like it.
Thanks for getting to the end.
Have a nice day all.
Elena F.