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8/23/11

Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Combining Colors

Hey everyone! Samantha here, with this week's Tuesday Tips and Tricks segment.

Before we get started, I have two things that you should also check out:

Now let's get started. Today, I would like to talk to you about combining color families. . . as in on the same part of your image for a neat gradient look! It can be one of the most stunning techniques, and it is just so easy to achieve. Here is my example:
In this image, I combined two different color families while coloring in the hummingbird (BG's and YG's) and also when coloring in the flowers (YR's and RV's).

Here is a closer look:
Now remember your flicking technique? Well this is an instance where the flicking technique works perfectly. Basically you use your wrist to flick the tip of your marker across the paper, so where you touch the paper first gets the heaviest amount of ink, and then you pull your marker up as you are laying down the rest of the ink. As a copic user, you should learn to love this technique because it is a great tool to have in your coloring arsenal!

In this case, I flicked the two colors together, with the darkest part of my lines happening at the edges of the image, and the lightest part is where my two colors would meet.

Here are the colors I used:
For the hummingbird: BG07, BG11, BG32, YG13, YG17
For the flowers: YR000, YR82, RV83, RV85
For the leaves and stem: YG0000, YG00

As usual, my copic colors were inspired by the patterned paper I chose, which is from Wild Rose Studio.

The sentiment is from SP and Company's Bold Sentiments I stamp set.

I hope you will test this technique out and see what you can come up with!



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