Monday, April 22, 2024

Cicci color with T-combo :)

Hi COPIC lovers 
Cicci here posting, today  Im going to color a face with the T-family. 

Step 1 

I started to make a sketch-for a face 

Step 2 
Renmive  all the lines from your pencil 
I used one C-COPIC here to make the lines for the face C0 
Step 3 
Start with T1 

Step 4 
Add T4 and blend with T1 

Step 5 
Add T1 

 Step 6 
Add T5 for the shadows  

Step 7 
Add and blend with T1 

Step 8 
Here aI go over with all the colors I used before one more time. 

Step 9 
If you want a darker face you continue to color with T5 and T7 and then blend with a lighter marker 

Thats all for me today 
Lots of HUGS & SMILES 
Happy coloring and welcome to visit us anytime !!

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Welcome Spring

 Hi everyone!

Rosi here today !

I want to show you today how I colored two stamps from Sweet November Stamps.

Those are two digital stamps merged in one.

Two fairies welcoming the Spring.

For the skin i used E21,E11,E04 and E00

I decided to make some kind of ombre hair I used E31.33.35
and RV10,21,13

I made the dressed with a pattern,so i made my highlights with some warm greys 
W1,3,5 and then I made some yellow flowers  with Y11,13 and pink flowers with RV21.

The other dress is colored with R00,20,22,RV42.

Then I made the pattern with R39 ,W9.

The wings are colored with BG10,BG 70,72.

It was a pleasure to color those sweet images.

Thanks for reading.

See you soon,


Sunday, April 14, 2024

Blue and Pink

Good morning everyone! Welcome back for my April tutorial:

Drawing with gray Copic multiliner

E0000, E00, R000 for the complexion
RV10 for the cheeks

For the eyes: C10, B60, C3,RV10 and B45

W3, E41, E000 and B000 for the hair

B000, B45 and C5 for the tape

RV10 and Y02 for the flowers. RV10 for the T-shirt

After making the highlights with a white gel pen, this is the final result

Thank you
Bye bye

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Ink Art - Part 3

Today I just want to quickly show you that you could use stencils with your alcohol ink.

I started with a layer of ink that I put down in sections, lifted the paper to blend the alcohol with the ink to make it fade.

On top of that layer I used my stencils. I used a distress tool with pads for alcohol ink, wet them with my copic ink and applied to the paper. And I did this in different layers.

The ink flows easily underneath the stencil, but I like that the edges are sharp.
For sharper edges, use a drier pad. I like the small circles I got from dabbing the pad on the stencil.

Wishing you a Happy Colorful Easter!

Friday, March 29, 2024

Ink Art - Part 2

Hello. Helen here again.
Today I will show you some ways to apply the ink to paper.
And what I did for this blogpost.

Let us start with applying the ink to the paper.

My paper, and this is the Swedish one, measures 10,5x15 cm. I have put down one drop of ink. My opinion is that Copic ink flows out a lot. I dry it with my hairdryer.

I pour alcohol on the stain, how much depends on how much ink I want to lift and move. I let it be for about 10 seconds and then I gently start to move it by using my air blower. I push it back and forward a couple of times until I´m satisfied with the result.

If I want to move it more, I pour more alcohol on and repeat procedure.

And I can add on more ink if the colour gets to pale. What I want to show is that the ink (on this paper) leaves a stain. I can´t get all ink of the paper, some has burnt into the paper.

If I first pour some alcohol on the paper and then drop ink into the alcohol and start moving it before it dries I can avoid the stain. Here I have used the air blower again.

Yesterday I sad that you just need some ink, paper and alcohol to try this, no tools. Here I poured some alcohol on and ink in the alcohol. Then I lifted the paper up and bended it in different directions to make the alcohol and ink blend with each other and letting it flow round to create an edge with more colour. The colour will be graduated if you don´t let the ink go over the whole area where you have your alcohol as the alcohol dries.

Here is some ways to work. As you start exploring this technique you will know what happens if you do this or that and by trying you will find out.

you don´t have to run to the store to by some ink refills (various inks) you could just scribble some ink on a synthetic paper with your markers and then pour the alcohol on that to lift the ink up.

And then I start a project.
My paper is the same, the Swedish one, IBW Syntetsikt papper. It comes in different sizes, but I have cut mine to measure 10.5x15 cm.

I love circles! So I have searched through my cupboards and flea markets for different sizes.
I used a measuring cup, a lid for a bottle and different plastic cups. I placed them on the paper and tried to make a balance between the big circle and the three small ones. 

What I wanted was the white surface in the circle, so I poured the ink next to the edges of the cups and the ink spreads round the edge without any help from me. I used three colours. I left it be for a while to dry before I took away the cups.

This is how the result of just putting the ink on to the paper ended up.

I poured some alcohol on, and I added it in the circle and the first direction I moved it was out from the center, then I move it back and forward to get the different colourings.

After I poured the alcohol on the paper, I let it be for about 10-15 seconds to make it lift the ink and you can see that the ink started to spread.

I hadn´t cleaned my biggest cup from earlier so I got some metallic ink on my paper. The one I used is Jacquards Pinata Color, it comes in various colors. I used Brass as I´m not a fan of gold.

I worked around the circles, added alcohol and pushed the ink in different directions.

What looks like dirt in the upper right corner is the metallic ink and in the right light it will shimmer.

What I like about this technique is that you don´t have full control. And you just have to accept that.
It depends on what person you are, if you can just let go of control, magic can happen. I love how it shifts and lays in several layers. I love when I gets edges with a lot of ink, but I also love the areas that looks like smoke.

I stopped at this point.

I made three pieces. You can se how the metallic ink shines in this picture.

Hope you enjoyed this post. And I wish to see some Ink Art posted on our Facebook soon.
I will be back tomorrow to show you yet other things to use while creating Ink Art.

Hope to see you then.