12 July 2019

Super Boy

A while ago I posted this image on instagram of me testing out my new drawing board.  
(I can report that my shoulders and neck feel a lot better since I've been using it)

Anyway, I thought I'd share the finished card I created using the Whimsy Stamps "Super Boy" image.

He was initially coloured with Copic markers, then enhanced with Caran D'Ache Pablo pencils (hair and fine detail lines only)

For those of you who would like to give this a try here are the Copic colours I used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E40, E41, E42, BV20, R20, BG93
Eyes: B0000, W0, B12, B16, 100
Belt: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, W1, W3
Hair: E51, E13, E23, E25, E27
Mask: R22, R24, R29, R37, R39
Suit: B21, B24, B26, B29, B93, B95, B97, W3
Cloak: R22, R24, R29, R37, R59, RV99, BG93, BG99, W8
Boots: R22, R24, R29, R37, R59, RV99, BG93, Y11, Y13, W1, W3
Gloves: C1, C3, C5, C7, R22, R24
Ground: W0, W1, W2, W4, W6, R11

I am trying to make predominantly "boy" cards at the moment as most of our relatives are male.  So if you know of stamps/images that are suitable for men in their 20's and older please let me know.

Until next time, happy colouring!

8 July 2019

Birthdaysaurus greetings to you all!

I'm finally back in the studio having had a wonderful time in Scotland, yes, I finally got there!

So here is hopefully the first of many creations:

The last time I coloured this guy I used Copics and Coloured Pencils, but this time I wanted to see if I could manage without the pencils.

I have fitted some of my Copic Original markers with very fine tips which enables me to add detail with Copic - so I gave it a go!

In all honesty I had to admit defeat and use a grey pencil to a few areas that with the steadiest hand and best will in the world I was not able to achieve with Copics alone!

Body: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, V91, V93, V95
Spots: RV10, RV11
Shadows: N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N7, N8, T0, T2, T4, W1, W3
Eyes: B0000, N8
Feet: YR30, E81
Cake: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E70, E71, E74, E77
Candle: RV14, RV19, W3, YR20, YR15
Hat: RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19, W3
Grass: G40, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91

Well, that's it for now, enjoy the sunshine & don't forget the sunscreen!