Monday, February 28, 2022

Bunnies on a Big Adventure

Hi everyone!

I´d like to introduce myself.
  My name is Helen. I´ve just turned 49! I live 80 kilometers north of Gothenburg, Sweden, in a small town called Uddevalla. I have the most lovely son, Johan, 14 years old and he is a gamer like most teens today. I work at Ikea and it´s joyful everyday to go to work! 

  I used to run a scrapbook store here in Sweden and in the beginning I was colouring with watercolor but wanted to colour with something much easier. I came across with Copic and I fell in love.
  I´m thrilled to be on the design team for Copic Master Europe and I hope you´ll find some inspiration in my blogposts from now on.

  Okay, enough about me.

The image I coloured comes from Dada Dies and is called Umbrella boat. I used Memento ink pad on a Perfect Colouring Paper.

As I colour, I start with my lightest colour and I fill the hole area with that colour. I want to moisten the paper before going on with the darker colour, because my experience is that I don´t get as hard edges as if I colour dark to light. It´s a little more forgiving colouring light to dark. It may be one ore two steps more, going back and forward between the tints, but for me that´s no problem. If I want a really light area I can skip that part as I colour in my lightest tint.

When the lightest colour is there I go to the darkest tint, the part that will be shaded.

My third step is to get in with my mid-tone, overlapping just a bit of the darkest colour.

At last I put on a layer with the lightest colour, overlapping the mid-tone, trying to soften the edges.
If I´m not happy with the colour I will go back to step two and three.

I start with the glitter in my puddle with just a few flick marks. I choose a lighter colour than I have on the umbrella.

Now it´s time to get on to the water. I just sketch it in with a light blue tint. And I´m not trying to get the colouring even, the opposite actually.

Adding darker shades to the area using flick marks.

The top and bottom of the paper is the closest areas in the picture to you. Think of putting a darker, more colorful, saturated, tint/shade in these areas. And the colour will be lighter, desaturated, duller, when it´s far from you.

A real dark shade to get some contrast in the water. If you think it´s to dark, lighten it by coating it with a lighter colour in that area.

I want this bunny in a light brown, beige colour and starting with the lightest tint.

Putting in my shadow colour.

Getting over to my midtone and finish with the lightest colour again just soften the edges of  the midtone.

Some tail colouring.

As you have seen in my pictures, the yellow has bled in to the other bunny. With my colorless blender I pushed that colour back. And I wanted this bunny bright white so I chose a blue colour for my mid-tone and a cool grey as the shadow colour. I blend the mid-tone for a nice shading from blue to white.

I sketch in the background with a light green. And I don´t bother to get it even. But I do bother to get a nice blend from green to blue by using flick marks.

I don´t work as much on the hills, just darken it a bit, don´t trying to get it even. And I don´t bother to get a darker green in the front of the image as I did in the water.

Starting to build up a sky with clouds with a light blue. Using flick marks and don´t colour all surface, leaving some white areas for the clouds. Don´t overthink it. But you should think about the clouds that they are smaller in the horizon, so a bit down on the paper they should be smaller than in the top of the paper.

But in the sky I want a darker shade in the top of the paper, pulling that area forwards to you. 

Some shadows in the bottom of the clouds to get the shape of them, using two different shades of grey and blend them. Darken up the sky a little more and blend it in to the distance with lighter blue colours.

I want some grass in the front. And you can use a really saturated, dark colour here.

In the finished picture I ended up adding some white gel pen, a little in the water along the darkest lines,  around the grasses as they comes out of the water and highlights on the umbrella.

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost.
Looking forward to see you posting your images on Copic Marker Europe's Facebook page.

If you liked it, please follow me on Instagram, Hellenbell

See you soon!

Friday, February 25, 2022

Polkadoodles Together Always Video

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a slimline card! I love creating cards with hearts, sending love and I think there is no particular mome,t to do that, it is something you can do all year round. 

I chose a love image by Polkadoodles called Together Always and decided to create a little slimline scene.

Here is my final colouring:

You can see the whole colouring process below:

Because the image is quite small I reduced some combos to just 2 markers for blending instead of 3 or 4.
Here is a close up on the image and the list of all the Copics I used:

Background: 0, R00, R01
Hills: G21, 24, 28, YG01, 17, 25, 67
Rabbits: C0, 1, 3, 5, R00, R20
Red: R35, 59
Blue: B04, 16, 39
Pink scarf: RV19, 25

Thanks for stopping by today, have a beautiful day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Cicci Colors a Green Elf or Alien!!

Hi copic Lovers
Cicci here today from Sweden. Today I'm going to color A little Elf or if you rather call him a Alien !!

Step 1
I have draw this little one myself

Step 2
Add YG97 and YG 93

Step 3
Add Y02 and make some blending

Step 4
Add E87

Step 5
Add YG17 YG99 and blend all over the colors you have use with YG 91

Step 6
Add More YG93 and add Y02 and blend with YG93 blend again with Y02

Step 7
Add YG99

Step 8
Add Y02

Step 9
Add YG03

Step 10
Add G000

Step 11
Add G46 to the clothes
And little over the hair to blend out in the next step

Step 12
Add G14 for the hair blend a lot

Step 13
Add YG 05 at the hair blend a lot

Step 14
For the dyra I have used G000 G00 YG03 And G28 G29

Step 15
For the skin I have used G000 G14 YG03 G00

I have color lots of layers and I can't show you all times because the turtorial would be so boring for you but just use all your green and yellow markers and add and blend, add and blend !!!
I have done some white dots with a gelé pen and I also used some green Copics and made some dots

Lots of HUGS and SMILES

Friday, February 18, 2022

Birthday Girl

Hello everyone!

My name is Rosi Marinova and I am really really honored to be part of this amazing team from now on. You can follow me on my Instagram and FacebookI am very excited to inspire everyone with my projects.

Today I am sharing my colouring of Birthday Girl a digital stamp by Krista Smith.

For the skin I'm using this color combo
E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21 and R20 for the cheeks

First I'm going all over the skin with my lightest color E0000

Then I'm marking my shadows with E11

After E11 I go over my shadows with E21

I color the lips and cheeks with R20

At the end I blend the face with E00, E000 and E0000

My color combo for the hair is
E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59

I'm starting with the lightest color E30 making long strokes.

My E30 is followed by E31, E33, E35, E37 also with strokes .

At the end I'm making short strokes with my E59 at the darkest parts of the hair.
The eyes are colored with E53, E57, E59

Hair bow and t-shirt are colored with V000,V12,V15,V17 and V09

I colored the yummy cake with my favorite pink color combo R81, R83, R85, R89 for the cream
and E 30, E31, E33.

I love making backgrounds. This time I used W0,W1,W3,W5 blended with colorless blender 0. 
At the end I made dots in different sizes with W1 and W3

That's all for friends. Hope you were inspired!
See you soon and happy happy crafting!