Sunday, July 5, 2020

Underpainting to Create Shading

Hi all. Today I'm sharing a technique known as underpainting, using greys and blues to create a base under subsequent layers of colour. The stamp set I'm using is Your Favourite Icecream from Create a Smile Stamps.

I stamped all the elements of the ice cream separately for dimension, but another option is to use masking paper and layer them as one piece. I used Perfect Copic Paper and Memento black ink. 

For the underpainting I started with C1 to mark out where I wanted to lay the shadow

I applied some C3 and then B41 to create my darker areas. 

Once the underpainting is done I coloured the ice cream red, yellow and brown. 

For the cone I used E53, E55 and E21. 

When I had my marker work done I used pencils to add fine detail and highlights. 

On the red layer I used a chalk marker to add white sprinkles. 

I popped the icecream up on foam tape on the front of the card and added a sentiment. 

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are inspired to colour something today. 

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