22 June 2016

Summer fruits, sunny days and Copics!

Hello there, who cannot resist a sweet, ripe peach at this time of year?  I certainly can't and nor can this little girl by Mo Manning.

It is another "no-lines" colouring primarily in Copic with a little bit of pencil enhancement to assist with some of the finer, fiddlier details that I just love to add.

To achieve the softer no-lines look I printed Mo Manning's digital stamp using Apple Pages and reduced the opacity of Peaches to 20%, thus printing the image in pale grey rather than the usual black.  The same sort of effect can be achieved using Word or a similar program.

When you add colour to your printed image the lines are less obvious enabling you to create a much more delicate, realistic piece of work, but I strongly advise you to print the image out in black on spare paper so you have something to refer to as you colour.  Trust me, it will save your sanity - it is very easy to get lost, or add something that's not there when the lines start to disappear under your ink!!

The scenery elements in the background were drawn by hand to create a complete picture rather than have Peaches floating in blank space.  My favourite bit has to be the daisies in the foreground, they're basically round dots clustered together using colourless blender to remove some of the green.  I then added a little shadow and yellow centres to give the impression of daisies - really easy to do and they can quickly add depth and interest to your work!


     Background: B0000, B000, G0000, G000, G00, T0, T1, T2, YG0000
     Apron: YR30, E50, W00, W0, W1
     Sandals: E41, E42, E43, W1, W2
     Skin: E0000, E000, E00, V20, R20
     Peach: YR20, YR00, YR02, R32, Y32, W1
     Butterfly: YR0000, YR000, YR00, Y000, YR02, W1

Stamps: Digital image - Peaches by Mo Manning
Paper: Personal Impressions Premier Quality Smooth White Card, Bazzill
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers (colour list above) and Caran D'Ache Pablo and Luminance pencils
Tools: Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Circles, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Quickutz Cookie Cutter Circles, Epson WF-7515 printer & Apple Pages
Size of card: 13cm

As always thanks for visiting             


Curly said...

Outstanding work jane as always,
Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :) xx

coops said...

Oh wow so stunning Jane.The image is beautiful and totally drooling at your colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

WOW! Stunning colouring Jane.

Donna x

Linda Carson said...

Saw this amazing beauty on FB but wanted details! I really thought it was a photo at first. You are one extremely talented artist!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunningly beautiful your colouring is just out of this world. xx

Jacki Daniels said...

Awesome work love it

Barbara said...

I left a comment on FB. Clicked your blog link to find out the magical pens used for this glorious piece of work.

It's amazing the realism your able to achieve with copics and pencils. Fabulous!
Barbara :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. You do wonderful work.

Only By His Grace said...

This is very beautiful Jane. I love how you do the eyes and the shading around them. The no lines look makes it so much more like a little painting. Had a lot of fun going through your blog and am now a follower. Beautiful work.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I could stare at this lovely work of art all day, Jane! Your colouring really is exemplary - the little girl could walk right off those daisies and come skipping across my desk and I can almost smell that peach!!! Lovely, lovely work! Hugs, Lesley

Househund said...

I adore this image and how you've brought it to life. How wonderful!
Love how you've done the daisies. I'm going to try that.
The colours are amazing. I love her apron and the riche colour in her shorts... Wow Wow Wow.. you've out done yourself and my birthdays in September...Just the right time for a peach hahhahahah

Tracy said...

Exquisite Jane...just exquisite. Hugs!