Sunday, June 5, 2016

Copic reds

Ahhh, red....I love red!  I love Copic markers too but sometimes have trouble finding the right red or combinations of reds and other colors (highlights and shadows) to create something realistic. Thanks to classes, I'm learning. 

This class was taught last month at Remember When? Scrapbooking by Amy (Vanilla Arts Co) based on a Penny Black stamp with a wooden fence/paneled wall background. This is a beginner level class in Copic Club. 
This teacup full of strawberries was also taught by Amy at the same shop last month. The strawberries are even more amazing seen up close.  This is part of the Advanced Coloring class taught monthly. Advanced doesn't mean more difficult, it simply means you have a working knowledge of how to use the markers, how to get them to blend and have (or are willing to purchase) more markers to achieve the desired affect. 
Part of the secret to these successes is using a bit of Prismacolor pencil after the Copic coloring is done. The strawberry image is not quite finished in the above photo but I am having trouble with iCloud for Windows. The photo is in there, but I can't access it on my PC to bring it here. The only thing missing are some shadows and a line indicating a table edge in the background.

For information on live or online classes with Amy, click on Vanilla Arts  or look for Remember When? Scrapbook Store and Vanilla Arts Company on Facebook.


Janice said...

WOW!!! These are gorgeous, Knitty! I can almost taste the strawberries.

Janice said...

P.S. You can paint like this AND knit? You must be a Grandma Super Hero(-ine).