Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Coloring Pumpkins with Copics

As promised, I am posting a mini tutorial on coloring pumpkins with your Copics. Try coloring some. They are really fun to do!


Stamp - Inkadinkado
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
Card Stock - Gina K. Pure Luxury

First stamp your image using a Copic compatible ink and paper.

Next color the edges of your pumpkin or pumpkins with YR07 (Cadmium Orange).

Next color a little more in with YR04, taking care to color OVER the YR07 you have already put down.

Next, color in with YR15. On this step it is crucial to use the CHISEL edge of your Copic. This will blend the layers of orange and make the color transition seamless.

Next fill in the highlight with Y21. Again use the CHISEL edge at this stage for the best results. I went back in with the brush side of my YR15 and lightly blended upward into the Y21. (This is not shown in the following photos.) It makes the pumpkin have a more "rounded" look!

The greenery was colored with YG23 and YG25. I then lightly highlighted the coloring with my atyou Spica pen in Olive for some bling. Stickles would work well also. Again don't forget to blend up with the brush side of the YR15 into the Y21 for a nice subtle look. (Sorry this photo would not post! :-( But feel free to check out yesterday's post to see a pumpkin colored with this technique! Happy coloring and we will do a poinsettia soon!

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