Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Copic Challenge No 1

Well as you know my OH bought me lots of copic sketch markers recently and to my surprise copic have now launched a new blog. As well as having challenges on this blog, they are also providing hints and tips on how to get the most out of your copics, well this has been a great help for me.
There first challenge was to show of your colour techniques for faces. Below are my entries and they are far from as to the high standard as the design team, a BIG THANK YOU to Suzanne who has some amazing videos on you tube, I've been glued for hours watching her.
I worked really hard on trying to get the lighting on her face right and to show the shading properly, can you guess what side the light is coming from? Well it's suppose to be from the right, if you guess correctly then I must have done something good :-)
These were the pens that I used and my inspiration of colour was from the background paper in the picture, I really like the way there are so many different colours available within the same family.

And this is the finished article, doesn't she look pretty, and yes it is raining outside at the moment, hasn't really stopped here as past few days, of work tomorrow and Thursday as the OH needs to work and kids are of for the summer holidays, so you never know might get some more challenges made.
Hope to see you soon, Karen
Image: Rachelle Anne Miller, Lily & Milo
Colour pens: copic sketch
Papers: DCWV Summer collection
Embossed plate: Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl (inked before embossing)
Ribbon: From stash
Gems: Papermania collection
Flowers: Prima

1 comment:

Alison said...

Hey I guessed right about the light source coming from the right!
You've done well with this image, there's lots of detail and 'fiddly bits' to colour.

Check out my slide show!!!