Make it Crafty
(Adding depth with darker shades)
"Gumnut Flower Girl"
Now the big thing to remember about reds is their tendancy to bleed, so a light touch and good cardstock is essential.
I guess the question most people have is "how to add depth to my reds?"
You can do this by choosing deeper shades of yep you guessed it red, but this doesn't always achieve the desired effect. For this project believe it or not I used green!
Many moons ago I learnt about "Complimentary Colours" and here is a basic colour wheel to show you that the complimentary or opposite colour to red is indeed green!
So to create shadow and depth in my picture I used BG93 and BG96 to tone down my reds and create both depth and shadow. I myself am still experimenting with this and discovering which complimentary Copics colours work well together.
If her dress had been green I could have used a suitable shade of red to add depth, try it yourself, it sounds mad but it really does work.
Ooh and before I forget, I applied the same principle to her skin, because flesh tones are sort of yellowy-peach I tried BV31 and by jingo it worked too!
Another tip, crikey I'm full of them today! This one relates to the Gumnuts. Now, I hadn't got a clue what a Gumnut was let alone what it looked like so I did what I always do - I Googled!
|This is one of several images I snagged from Google to assist me in getting the colours accurate
Having an image to refer to not only ensures that you select the right colours but you notice things like the white vein that runs down the centre of the leaves......easily overlooked if you guess!!
Talking of guessing - if you've never tackled ruffles as on her skirt before look that up too. OK you probably won't find something exactly the same as the image but having a picture of something similar in front of you will help guide you as to where shadows fall etc.
Before I forget here is the Copic list (yes I remembered this time)
I do hope this has been of some help to all of you who use Copics - give it a go and I look forward to seeing your entries over on the Make it Crafty Gallery where you will also find some amazing examples from my fellow teamies.
In the meantime I'm going to enter this little girly into the following challenges:
Crafts for Eternity - Clean and Simple
Crafty Anns Challenge - What's new Pussycat (new technique, new digi)
Cute Card Thursday - You're a gem
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Moving along with the times - Blooming Marvellous