Welcome! I'll be back Tuesday night with my November MFT Release post, so if you are looking for the MFT Countdown posts, just scroll on down. :-)
Tonight I wanted to share one little news tidbit. First, almost every time I use purples or lavenders, or violets, I have people comment that purple is their favorite color. If you're one of the Purple People, you'll be happy to know that we have a new color of Copic Multiliner. The new Lavender Multiliner is waterproof and Copic-proof, just like the rest of the Multiliners. I recently received a couple of the Lavender Multiliners and thought that I would play with them and share tonight.
Isn't that a pretty color? The Lavender Multiliner comes in five sizes: 0.03. 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5. (I used the 0.3 below.)
I started with a light pencil sketch of a lake scene at sunset. The greenery was really so dark that it was silhouetted, so I took liberties with my scene. I knew that I didn't have to be super precise in sketching either; I mean, nobody else even saw the same sunset that I did! ;-)
Here I've used my new 0.3 Lavender Multiliner to clarify my main lines. I didn't use it on the clouds since I thought it might be a little distracting from the wild color that was going to be happening in the sky.
I used my warm gray 0.3 Multiliner for the clouds (and I probably could have just left them in pencil as well).
Next I had a bright idea that I thought would save me some coloring time. I airbrushed the base for my sky, water, and clouds, knowing that I would have to add details, but thinking it would be faster. Hmmm, not sure about that part! The biggest challenge with the way that I did it was that I ended up fighting "muddiness" in the water. (If I color it again, I'll probably color it the regular way.)
I used some 1" wide Post-It masking tape to keep my edges clean as I worked. The sky is pretty much as I originally airbrushed it, (other than the clouds), but the water was totally reworked. The oranges in the sky really did look more intense in the water than in the sky, for some reason--I'm not making that up!
You might be able to see my color notes a little better from this perspective. Hope that helps!
And here is what it looked like after I pulled my Post-It mask off. It's not a frameable piece, but it's one more sample for my Landscapes Portfolio anyway! (One of our new 2017 Copic Workshops is a Landscapes class, and I'm working on filling my sample books for the new classes.)
You can find out more about the Lavender Multiliner family HERE. Thanks for stopping by!