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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day Thirty-six


Only 13 posts and its day thirty-six! At this rate it will be a year before I can start applying clever names instead of numbers to these postings. Feel free to insert your own headshake and heavy sigh, I am.

Today’s post involves my favorite thing: “What If?”

I was “what iffing” if I could color the main portion of an image with just gray and do it with just a dotting motion. Dotting motion to me is lifting my coloring choice up and down on the paper, no circles or strokes allowed. I decided to use a free digital image from Beccy’s Place.  The image is called Balloon Bunny and by, clicking here you can grab it for yourself. I thought it made a good challenge because of the need to shade the belly area properly for dimension. Also, I just love the way she does the eyes on bunnies and bears.

My coloring medium was a Copic marker, C-1 Cool Gray No. 1 and the Copic Blender pen. To soften the dotting, I used the blender pen with the same motion. This is not my idea as I learned from Colleen Schaan, a Copic Certified Instructor, that the blender pen will “soften” the edges and intensity of a color that you might find a little harsh or heavy by dotting that color with the blender pen. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the foresight to snap a picture when I first started, to intent to try without realizing the opportunity for a blog post until almost finished. Live and learn...



The balloon was colored with Y02 – Canary Yellow, with the same gray being applied for shading. The feet and inner ear portions were colored with R11-Pale Cherry Pink and E31-Brick Beige was used on the eyes..

Finished image die-cut with Nestabilities Large Label, mounted on designer papers from Basic Grey (SweetPea Alyssa Collection), and sentiment from The Angel Company.

Hope you enjoy.


Done being so "technical." Time for a parting thought:
"Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any." ~ Danielle Fotopoulis

8 comments:

  1. ohh you just wanna hug that little rabbit :)

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  2. Hope that balloon doesn't pop before it floats across to this side of the pond....just sayin'....I can hug the wabbit before sendin' him on to Legs...ha!

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  3. You are doing way better that me with your postings B. Love the little rabbit you coloured him so perfectly, wonder if the same technique would work with pencils....

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  4. You've done an awesome job colouring in the bunny! I enjoyed reading about the technique you used to colour him too... it's almost pointillism, and certainly gave you a great result.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  5. Not a bad posting average - one every 2.76 days. See? I can even use a calculator!
    The looks like a great technique for doing fur, can you do your next one in brown, on a teddy bear please? And with Promarkers, instead of Copics...

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  6. Love the card Bridget! He really is adorable. Glad I read this to learn the technique with the Copics...as you know I can use all the tips on those suckers, hehe. Take care!

    Smiles!
    Christy

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