I've had this darling little MFT Little Loveosaurus stamp set for a while and finally got around to playing with it tonight--isn't he the sweetest? He reminds me of Max in Where the Wild Things Are, a story that Benjamin and I enjoyed reading aloud many times when he was a little guy.
This picture is for those of you who have been in my Copic Intermediate Certification classes--see those complementary-toned shadows? I pulled out my Copic RV95 to mute my dark green shadows. I love the LIFE that a complementary shadow brings!
Here I have added skintones for the boy's face (first four markers), and the inside of the dinosaur costume mouth (last three colors). I darkened up the shadows a bit more later on.
(Click on any picture to see it larger.) Here I have added the surrounding color--warmer blues to the front/light side, and cooler blues and blue-violets to the cooler side. I also add the cast shadow--that was fun! I'm still debating if I need to have a little more shadow showing over the tail--I think that maybe I need more, even though it wouldn't stick up very far above the tail since it flattens against the floor. I also colored the spikes on his spine (last four colors).
This was the "could lose the whole ball of wax" part--yes, I should have added texture, if I'd planned ahead, before I did the boy's face and background. But it was one of those last-minute decisions. I used the inside of a thin sweatshirt with colorless blender--fun!
Here it is finished, using some October Afternoon 8" x 8" Farm Fresh papers. I used a Spellbinders tiny ticket die template to cut and emboss the tag shape (from the Labels and Tags set). That's it for tonight's card. I think I may post a few notes among my son's books for a few days with just the word "RAWR" as a teaser. The inside sentiment explains "RAWR means I love you!"