Just a note before my post begins: I have a Copic Certification Class at the Hilton Garden Inn on Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay, Wisconsin this coming Saturday, August 21. There are still a few openings if you are in the Green Bay area this weekend; check here for information and an application. Other upcoming Copic Basic Certification Classes in the next four weeks include:
Atlanta, GA, on August 23
Albuquerque, NM, on August 29
Branson, MO, on September 3
Pittsburgh, PA, on September 6
Hagen, GERMANY, on September 10
Oakland, CA, on September 11
Minneapolis, MN on September 16
I'll try to remember to post the schedule occasionally on my blog. I have a blog page here that also has Copic Certification information. Thanks!
Good morning! When I shared the card above on Papertrey Release night, I told you that I would take some stepped out pictures of Copic coloring for the pumpkin and leaves image. This was such a fun image to color! Stamps used below are Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Fall Fillers.
I began with the pumpkins, giving myself a light source on the upper front right. A tip on light sources: You can give yourself a light source from any direction, as long as you are consistent throughout with your coloring. An overhead (from either left or right) light is what we are most used to seeing, but you could have a light source coming from below as well--think of a dramatic shot of a trick-or-treater when a flashlight is held at his chin. It looks a bit eerie, but it would work, as long as you are consistent.
Next I colored some leaves, gold and red.
I colored the pumpkin stems and leaves here. I'll go back later with a Spica Melon Green Glitter pen and add the tendrils, but I want to color the jar before I do that.
Here I've added the browns to the acorns.
How about that vintage Mason jar--or Ball jar--take your pick! Generally older canning jars have a green tint. They appear a bit darker on the sides where you are actually looking through more glass thickness as the form turns. I love the Copic G0000 for most of the jar, coupled with BG11 for the shadow areas. I try to keep one area white for highlights. Since this is a glass jar, you could even go back with a bit of Opaque White (a white paint) and add sharp highlights. If I were doing that. it would probably be at the shoulder of the jar in my highlight area--near the top of the red oak leaf.
I hope that this has been helpful; thanks for stopping by!