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2/3/12

Beep-Beep I Love You: Coloring Images to Look Like Metal



Hi there Copic Lovers, Marie here and I am excited to share this image I colored using Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.   This adorable image is  a rubber stamp called Beep Beep I Love You  from Whiff of Joy at iCopic.   Metals are one of my favorite things to color.   Some look like copper, gold, patina, pewter, tin, silver an may more.    Although there are many types of metal, I wanted to color this adorable robot a simple shiny silver color.  


Shiny silvery metal is a cool color so I selected the Cool Grey Copic Markers to color the robot.  

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 This kind of silver has a sharper contrast between the shadow and highlights than the softer metal. The shiny metal also has some reflective light.   I used my colorless blender and lightly pushed the color from my highlight area to the darker  area. Remember that the colorless blender is a "pusher" of color. I rarely do this however, I think it worked well on the metal.   I then went back and darkened by shadow areas and blended toward the highlighted area.    

Since coloring the metal was my challenge,  I started with that color in case I made a mistake.  I then colored the green combos, red flowers and then the blue monitor.  Isn't he just the cutest little thing?  

 I used the green and yellow-green  color combos.   I used G21, G24, YG61 and G28 for the Green areas of the Robot and the foliage.  I sparingly  used G82 for the deep shadow area.
 I used YR00 for the highlight in the flowers.  I used R20 and R22 for my mid tones and R24 for my dark tones.  I sparingly used R46 with a light coat of c3 and R46 on top again for the very darkest of shadows. 

 The monitor was colored with B21 for the shadow areas and BG10 and B000 for mid tones.  I used B0000 for my highlighted areas.  


I used Clockworks embossing folder for my top layer because I think it coordinates nicely with a robot.  I adhered my layers and used hand quilled roses and heart shaped rhinestones for my embellishments

Thank you for taking the time to view my card.  I hope you enjoyed it. 

Hugs,
Marie  . 

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