Saturday, March 2, 2013

Never stop Practising

 Hello, dear Copic fans,
Last Saturday, I taught my first classes of Special Techniques 1 & 2 of the European Copic Colouring Program. In the main focus of these classes are the colouring of folds/pleads and natural hair, so I thought it a good idea to do a bit of practising. My favourite way for this is colouring images of a bit larger seize than images for cards. Some time ago, I started a Coloring Book for me, just for the joy of colouring. As I can't draw these images myself, I am happy that there is a number of talented artists at who offer their line-art for free use.

So I used this beautiful lady to practise the colouring of folds:
You can find the line-art here , the artist is Ngaladel.
I will finish the colouring later, maybe practising how to colour sky or foliage ;-)
 I used the following Copics:
Hair: E33, E35, E29, E25
Skin: E50, E51, E01 E02
Lips: E04
Dress: B61, B63, B66, B69
Flowers: YG97, B61, B63, B66, YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27
Shadow: N0, N1

On this stunning image called "Apple Lust", I practised colouring of hair:
In the upper left corner you can see where I tested the colours for the dress.
You can find the image here, the artist is TerraForever.
I used these Copics:
Apple: YR18, YR14, YR68, YG63 
Skin: E50, E51, E01, E02
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E31
Dress: YR20, YR21, YR23
Tiara: YR24, YR27

I really enjoyed colouring these images and I am really looking forward to teach my classes - well prepared!

Big Hugs


mapowska said...

Wow, beautiful!looks like real!

Mojca said...

uau gorgeous colouring. hugs! MOjca

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning colouring x

Becky said...

wow..The coloring on both of these are stunning.

scrapperdiane said...

Stunning coloring.

Dianne said...

Wow one only wishes to color to perfection, thanks so much for sharing.. Have a great day...

Franz♥ said...

Fab colouring as always Barbara!

Thanks for sharing, hugs, Franz.

Cinzia C. said...

Great idea to do practising with this fab images, deviant art is really a great place to find the right ones.
Wonderful colouring, very inspirational, thanks for sharing!!!

Cinzia x

Kjersti said...

Wonderful coloring Barbara! The images are gorgeous, and as you say - perfect for practicing:)
Hugs Kjersti:)

Delphine said...

Fantastic colouring, Barbara! Your images are gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx