Welcome! Today I have a guest post for Hambo Stamps to share with you, along with stepped out coloring images. I chose the Sand Castle Boy and the Hugs Sand Kisses sentiment--loved that wonky little sandcastle!
I took some photographs as I worked, hoping that I could use them to show you what a difference it makes when you add cooler shadows, rather than staying only within the same Copic color family as you work. In this picture you can see a typical color family used--E30 and E33, along with a 0 Colorless blender.
Now, compare the picture above with this one; can you see a difference? It is subtle, but I've added some blue-violets to the shadow areas. That cools them off and makes them less intense, resulting in a more believable shadow. Edited to Add: This is easier to see in perosn than on a photo, alas. . . Trust me? ;-)
Here I have added some shirt and skintones, sticking with the typical Copic color families. The E04 has a bit of purplish cast to it anyway, so the difference won't be noticeable in skintones when I add some cooler shadows below, but I'm hoping that you can see a difference in the shirt at least.
Can you see a little difference? The shadows are now cooler in temperature on the shirt.
In this one I've already added the blue-violets to the bottom left corners of that flag as well as his hair.
Here I added some softly blended sky to make the warm tones in the sandcastle, skin, shirt, and flag stand out. The T1 and BV were used on the shovel.
If it helps to see all of the markers in one place, here they are.
I die-cut the picture with a Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Small die template and left it in place while I airbrushed some sand texture with my Copic Airbrush System and the Super Brush nib of my Copic E33 Sketch marker. I used a Grand Circles die template to cut that background circle before stitching it, and a Nested Lacey Pennants die to cut the Hugs Sand Kisses Banner. Papers are from an older Cosmo Cricket line, Snorkel.
Thanks for visiting, and thanks to Hambo Stamps for a really fun image to color!