Saturday, April 9, 2011

Copic Challenges!

Today my friend Lisa stamped off the image of Daisy from The Greeting Farm so that I could see what I could do about colouring her hair!  Well, it was a challenge and the result is less than pleasing!  I have no idea where to put the dark bits or the light bits!  I have watched tons of tutorials and it still does not look right. Ok, I have to admit that if I don't have the exact colour, or maybe there is one shade missing then I tweak it a little but my colours are never far off.  I find that when it's a huge mop of hair, or any largish open area to be coloured then I struggle.  Is it just me?

Paper: Neenah Solar White; PTI Cardstock: White Notecard (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Shabby Shutters DI; Petal Dye Ink (CTMH); Copic Markers
Stamps: Hero Arts; The Greeting Farm; PTI
Other: EK Success border punch; Glossy Accents

Practice, practice, practice.... that is what I will have to continue doing!  After battling with the hair for at least, if not more, than 30 minutes, the rest was fairly straight forward.  I applied some glossy accents on her shoes, jacket and the flower in her hair.

You see that background, it was made with a circular stamp from one of Hero Arts' sets from quite a while ago, I like it.  I am enjoying more and more creating my own backgrounds.

Thank you for coming by to take a look.  Any advice on colouring that hair would be greatly appreciated!  Wishing you a great evening (or day depending on where you are)!

10 comments:

sheila said...

Actually, I think her hair looks really good! I have never tried copics before so don't know one thing about technique.......but I do know that your image looks really, really like hair should look :)...if that helps at all.

Alice Wertz said...

love your coloring, Brenda! this is sooooo cute! love it!

joy said...

Well, I have no experience with Copics, but the coloring you have done, even on the hair, looks fabulous to me, Brenda! And, I, too, love to make my own backgrounds - yours is just lovely!

jintyoo7 said...

Brenda, the colouring is great, she looks like she has just walked out of a Redken Salon. The background is delightful, just love that graphic image.

Rosemary said...

i think you did a fine job coloring her hair! i took a copic certification class and i don't think i could color hair as nicely as you did!! your card is adorable!

Michelle said...

Awesome job coloring her hair! I'm not that comfortable using copics...she looks fantastic!

Dawn said...

I like the way you have done the hair Brenda.... I too struggle with hair but I like the colours you have used.

Sanne said...

Adorable cute Brenda!

walchowDesign said...

There is nothing wrong with her hair, Brenda! I love the way you colored it and love the background stamp and the colors of green and purple are great together too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh my goodness, I'm busy playing catch up here on your blog. You've been busy! I adore the colours here and your colouring is fabulous!