Thursday, March 26, 2009

GORJUSS With Tutorial on Shading with Copics

I have promised MORE coloring Tutorials and it is finally here!
Copic recommends Neenah Cardstock - so we used that to start here and I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Pad. I started by coloring the entire area with E000
I then used E11 to add shadows where I thought it may be a bit darker naturally. I added a bit more shadowing with E00

Then...added R20 to add a tiny bit of rosi-ness to her cheeks.

And then went back over to blend with E000. In order to get a good blending, use the lightest color, then shadow, and back over with your lightest color.

I went over all of her hair with E33...and started to shadow it but remembered I needed to take a picture! :)

I wanted to go a bit darker and have a limited supply of Copics at this time, so I used the E44 to add shading. Once again where I felt it would naturally be a bit darker.

I took the E33 Copic Marker and went back over to blend the colors. Then took R 81 to color her cloak and hat.

I added some shadows with R85.

Did you know? The Colorless Blender is NOT a Blender at all? It is more of a highlighter or helps remove a bit of color to give it the special effect of looking lighter. One tip on shading, I always look at which direction I would imagine the light coming from and add the shadows in those areas.

I used R85 to add more shading, the R81 to go back over and blend the colors and the Colorless Blender to add a touch of lighter areas to her cap, leggings and coat.

I grabbed my BV02 and colored the hem of her garment and neckline of her blouse.

Once again, due to limited colors, I used BV13 - if I had it, I would have used BV04 or BV06 to add some shading.

Did you know that with the Copic Markers you can blend your own colors? Next week's tutorial will be ALL about that! This week I used the markers tip to tip to get the exact shade I wanted for my little fox... I used E08 and R02 due to my limited supplies to get the fox this color. When I was done shading it, I went over it completely with R02. The markers were NOT stained using them tip to tip and went back to the original color once I colored all of the blended colors out.
Some people like to add a "Halo" affect around their colored peices, so I used BG10 to mine.

Here is my completed project with the details...
Stamp Sets: Gorjuss Girls, A True Friend by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Bittersweet Basic Grey DP,
Accessories: Twill, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Primas, Paper Piercing Tool
Thank you for stopping by! I am away from my home on a Scrapbooking Retreat with my mom. It will be a wonderful time away from my normal routine with LOTS of quiet time with the LORD too. I am really needing that!
Please let me know if this tutorial is helpful! Have a blessed day!

Chrissy D


Christina said...

GORGORGEOUS! I really love love love this card!

Sally said...

Fabulous Tutorial! I saved it to my files so I can quick reference it. Love the card you have created.

Moni said...

Card is gorgeous, great tutorial! Hugs, Moni

ribenaruby said...

Adorable card Chrissy, thanks for sharing the tips on the copics. Have a great day!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Amazing coloring and such a sweet card! Love it!

RubyMay said...

Thank you so much for your tutorial...excellent work x

Christi said...

Fantastic tutorial sweetie!!!

Wendy said...

Great Tutorial Chrissy, well done, nice and easy to follow.
lovely card

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Oh Chrissy what an awesome tut! I will have to try that tip to tip thingy. My coloring always looks so flat because I only back primary colors in my Copics. Do you use the sketch Copics?
Your card turned out so sweet!

kc_froglady said...

Aewsome job of doing it step by step. I love these stamps and was able to place my order today for some of the singles! Yeah I can't wait till they arrive!

I need to try the Copic Color challenge...

Kathy W said...

Thank you such a nice tutorial and pics- I might have to break down and get some copics one of these days!

Susie Sugar said...

Grt tutorial Chrissy cant wait for more , the end result was stunning darling
Hugs Susie xx

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous Chris!
Blessings, Maria

Josefa Laura said...

Beautiful card and tutorial..Josefa Laura

Kim said...

Wonderful tutorial Chris! I love it!!!
And your cards above are so beautiful!
Hugs~ Kim

Danita said...

Awesome tutorial Chris!!! I love the finished product!!!! Do I get private lessons when you come over next??? I hope so and dont forget the copics lol