Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas gift for a new daddy- creating a scene with copics

Hi copic friends, Elizabeth here today to share some Copic love!
I want to show you an album I altered to create a special Christmas gift for my sister to give to her hubby. They are going to celebrate their baby's first christmas and she wanted to give him a special album. She chose this lovely Mo Manning image (and the pink, and I had lots of fun creating a whole scene using my Copic Markers. I wanted to make them walk the journey of life together. I put a poem about that inside the cover. 

Here's my album. I printed the image in a bigger size to cover the front page. I used just a few dies to decorate so the image could be in focus. The sentiment says: To the best daddy in the world! 

The image is "Father and daughter" by Mo's digital pencil. 
I googled the words "man walking on road" on google images, and I found a picture to use for inspiration (not copy, just for inspiration to help me with the lines in the image). I draw a few lines using a pencil to create the road and the scenery, very lightly not to ruin my marker nibs. 
Picture borrowed from

I used different shades of green to create depth in the picture. And I used my W's to make mountains in the background. To create the grass and ground i used the dotting technique in many shades of green on the grass and E 30-35 to create a sense of movement and depth.  

Copics used:
Skin: E13-11-21-000
Hair, shoes, belt, road: E37-35-33-31-30
Dress, flowers: E889-85-83-81
T-shirt: W7-3-1-00
Pants: B99-97-95-93-91
Grass: G99-94-82-46-43-40-21, YG67-03
Mountains: W7-5-3-1-00
Sky: B60, C1, W00

I had lots of fun creating this scene, I have never done this before, but I think it turned out okay. So my advice is: Don't be afraid to try!

Hope you got inspired to play with your markers! 

Crafty hugs, 


Eemeli said...

WOW! That scene is absolutely stunning! It is so "realistic" looking and I think
you could call it just pure talent. Fantabulous!


Elizabeth said...

Hi Eemli, thank you so much! Hope you got inspired to try it out yourself. Hugs Elizabeth

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card and gorgeous image coloured to perfection too!

Renate said...

Wow! I am speechless. This is so beteautiful. Keep up the good work.

-xiss- Renate.