I can’t believe that it is February, and I am already seeing friends here in the midwest share daffodil and spring flower photos. This is the craziest winter I remember for us here in Kansas. But, I’m not going to complain. I can’t wait for spring to really arrive, and I’ll take all the early peeks I can get!
This weekend, I colored Wildflower Bouquet with Copic Marker, thinking the whole time about sunshine and green grass! I love these sweet bouquet images from Taylored Expressions.
The Copic Marker colors I’ve used on this bouquet image are:
- Brown-eyed Susans: Y32/Y35/Y38 and E25/E27 – with clear Spica glitter pen
- Blues: B63/B66
- Front Zinnia: R02/R05/R08
- Back Zinnia: R32/R35/R37
- Leaves: G40/G43/G46 – on top of the bouquet the leaves would be more saturated and vibrant than your stems (and this combo blends so smooth!)
- Stems: YG61/YG63 – behind the glass you would expect the stems to be a less vibrant – desaturated
- Glass vase: BG10/BG11
One thing you’ll notice about the line art for the vase is that there is no vase bottom drawn in from the artist.
For small style or personal preference tweaks like this, I often use a Copic Multiliner SP to doodle in whatever I feel like I’m missing. Here I’m using a .3 nib for lines that match the artist’s work in the stamp to draw in the back base of the glass mason jar. The ink in these pens is water and Copic tight, making it a great choice for your pre-coloring sketches.
The Copic Multliner SP comes with 10 different nib options. And, in the event that your pen runs dry, it’s easy to slip in a refill cartridge from the back end of the pen.
For more Coloring Flowers tips and tricks, visit any of our instructors for a live in-person Coloring Flowers, Standard Copic Certification or Intermediate Copic Certification class. Certifications for 2017 will be ending soon, and we’ll move into our coloring and hand lettering workshops, so if you want learn more about basic blending, shadows, shading and how the Copic number system really works, we have classes coming up in:
- Irving, Texas
- St. Louis – with ME!
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