Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dragon ....make a wish

Hi Everyone, it's Saskia here for the last time.

I am so busy with my work and study that I have to stop all my work for Copic Marker Europe and Copic Marker Netherlands.
Because of that pressure, I also made a step by step tutorial, without text.
But I think that the photos adequately explain.

I do not like busy cards anymore. Partly because the attention is then removed from the colouring work. I made this card especially for the son of one of my best friends.

The dragon and text are stamps by My Favorite Things.

  Step 1 - 4
  Step 5 - 8
  Step 9 - 12
  Step 13 - 16
  Step 17-20
  Step 21 - 24
 Step 25 - 26
I used the following Copic Markers to colour this image:
Yellow-orange shades: Y35-Y38 and YR04-07-08
Purple shades: V09-12-15-17
Grey shades: W00-0-1-3
 I hope you have read this post with pleasure.

Of course I do not stop with colouring with Copic Markers ....
so you're still are going to see my creations coming by on the net.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Colouring Folds and Pleats

Hi everyone! It's Sandie here and today I am sharing how I colour folds and pleats. 

Many character stamps have the folds and pleats already included in the line art but there are some instances when you need to add them yourself, or you just want to add more to the image you're working with. This is the case with the stamp I'm using, Stamping Bella's Uptown Zodiac Girl Cancer

The image is stamped onto Holtz Perfect Colouring Paper using Memento black ink. 

First I start, as always, by colouring the skin. 
My go-to colours are E000, E00, E11, E04, and R20 for the cheeks. 

First I lay down some E11 along the edges and then E04 for very dark shadows. 

I blend out the E04 with the E11.

then I use E00 and E000 to finish the skin. I sometimes go back over the darker areas until I am happy with the shading. 

For the hair I like to use E50, E53 and E33. 

On this dress I am going to use the BG family. 
BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15 and BG18.

I take the BG10 and map out the folds, and also any extra folds or pleats I want to add. Then I go back over them with BG11. 

Next I go in with BG15, which is not my darkest colour.

I blend out the BG15 and fill in more of the white space with BG13. It's a little bit messy looking at this point but it will smooth out by the time it's finished. 

I blend with BG11. This will lighten all of the colour but we are going to go back in with our darker shades, BG13 and BG15.

To finish off the dress, apply BG18 for the darkest shading. Keep building colour using your makers until you're satisfied. 

The finished dress, with extra folds added. 

Now to finish the whole image. I used R32, R35, and R37 for the crab. 

R81, R83, R85 for the flower in her hair. 
And that completed the image. 

 I made a very clean and simple card which gave focus to the coloured image. 

Thanks for dropping in today

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Copic gel shaker card

Hi Copic lovers; welcome to the Copic Marker Europe Blog.

For my DT inspiration, I made a card that is a cross between a gel card and a shaker card using one Gorjuss stamp.

I stamped with Memento "London Fog" grey ink for the No Lines Technique.

This is the finished project, but after that, you've got step by step pictures on how I coloured her as always...
....and at the end another picture tutorial showing you how you can make your copic gel shaker background.

Copics used to colour the image:

Skin: E0000, 00, 21, 11, 13
Hair: E11, 15, 39, 18
Reds: R20, 22, 24, 27, 59
Dress: YG61, G24, 94, 28
Socks: E74, 71, 40 RV93, 91

Step by step colouring pictures:

To colour the hearts I did not want to give depth to each of them since they are flat (this would not have any sense) I colour them in an ascending tone coinciding with the light and shadows of the dress.

The background´s finished look:

Here is how you can make this Copic gel shaker background in step pictures too:

You need Copic Refills in a colour of your choice
Hair or baby oil (as they are clear)
Sequin elements to shake (mine´s are stars)
...and sealed safety plastic bags

Put a generous amount of oil into the bag with your decorative elements. 

add some sparkle or glitter.

Finaly add some drops of your choice of Copic Refill 

Add the gel with your fingers to distribute and unify the elements.....and done!

I hope you have enjoyed my entry and hope you found it inspiring

Have a nice day.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cicci; candy cane and light source

Hi Everyone.
I hope you all have a great time.
Cicci here, today I would like to show how I coloured this cute image,
called Candy Elf Helpers, from Make it Crafty.
I going to show you a tip to see the lightsource and How I coloured the brown Candy Cane. 

I have used these Copic Markers:
Skin: E50 51 53 04 11 13 R20 22 R01
Green Clothes: YG93 95 97 99 
The little one
Red Clothes: R14 24 27 39 35 89
Bell: Y26 68 Y21 Y00
Hair:  E50 51 53 YR31 
Eyes: Y21 E23 27
Brown on Jumper and shoes: E23 25 27 
Candy Cane: E23 25 27 29 49 18 39 Y000 02 
The oldest boy
Hair: E43 44 53 57 59 11
 Green:: YG93 95 97 99 
Brown: E27 23 25 Y21 
Eyes: G29 20 Y000
Golden Pants: Y26 28 Y00 Y21
Forest and Sky: B99  B97 95  B000 93 39  B00  
Snow: B00 000 BG10 BG11 B45 41 60
Houses: E44 47 49
Window Light: Y00  Y21
Moon: E71 70 E000 51 Y21  Y000 V000 B000 00
White Posca Pen for the snow 

The Light source is from the moon, which I have drawn.
I lay down two pens from the direction of the moon. This is the way I see where I'm going to put my light on the images.
 (I have used Yellow for the light here.)

I colour the Candy Cane this way.

 Add E29.

Add E25 on the E29.

 Then I add some E27.
I let one side of the candy cane stay white, there I want to add some yellow colours after I have blended out the brown colours.

Then I add some E36  and E18 on the other colours. Blend out with  E99 and E23.

Add Y02 and blend with Y000.
 Feather the yellow and the brown together.
 I use E23 and Y000 00 02 for this.

 I add one more layer of E29 25 23 on the area were I started to colour in Step One.
 I finish with E23 on top of the Candy Cane, because there will be no light  from the moon there and I want it darker on that area. 
I finish, by adding E49 to get a little more depth in the colouring and crossing the whole candy cane  with Y000 to smooth out the yellow and brown.

DONE ;0))

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you here at the Copic Europa Blog again