Hello, everyone! I want to introduce you to ‘A Random Fan’ stamp line by Sherry T.! Sherry is part of the MarkerPOP! team so this line, featured by C.C. Designs, is especially exciting for us!
Here’s a little bit about the illustrator behind this sweet new line:
My name is Sherry and I am the illustrator behind “A Random Fan” stamps. I started ARF last year as an additional income. I soon fell in love with the handmade card and rubber stamp industry. I decided to call my line “A Random Fan” because I am a fan of so many random stuff and everything I draw is pretty much random. I draw whatever I feel like but much of my inspiration comes from the people around me and the things I personally love.
To celebrate this awesome news we are going to have a GIVEAWAY! You will have the chance to win TWO ‘A Random Fan’ digis!
Here are the five new stamps available:
(Click on an image to be taken to the MarkerPOP! store page for that stamp.)
How to WIN:
Leave a comment on this post letting us know which ‘A Random Fan’ stamp is your favorite AND leave a comment over at the ‘A Random Fan’ blog ( http://arandomfandt.blogspot.com/).
Monday, March 10th, 2014 at midnight PST
Winner will be chosen randomly and announced March 11th.
Good luck! :)
SO! I’ve noticed a few people have commented on how they like how I do hair and I guess I figured I could break it down all the more for you all. So, that’s what I’ll focus on this week. Do note though this is not the one and only way to color hair, this is just simply how I do it.
The keyword here is tip to tip blending.
As I’ve said before, all it is, is just taking two markers by their tips and letting one soak up the color of the other, thus you get a mix of the two. I figure I should note here ShinHan actually has a little warning on their marker boxes stating you should not try to mix black (120) with any of the brown shades. As to why, I am not entirely sure to be honest. Though, personally, I use my black very sparingly to begin with since it is such a saturated color in itself. But either way, though I should give that heads up.
Alrighty so, of course lines done with my Copic Multiliner SP black set and a hint of my 0.3 turquoise and cool gray pens. With our coloring done with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush markers.
Totally forgot to scan the lines before I started coloring. My apologies.
Alright so first things first, before we even begin coloring, we’ll wanna figure out just what we’re gonna use to color. I’ll keep it fairly simple here, we’re looking for a brunette in this doodle. So, I’ll mostly be using browns, but for a bit of realism we’ll be tossing in a ‘blonde’ and a bit of red too. Thus, my blend is Y44, BR101, BR93, BR92, and R1.
We’ll start off with Y44 and a colorless blender. This is just my own preference, I do this little trick to figure out where I’d like my highlights and how big I want to size them without laying down a whole bunch of color. That way I won’t have to sit here trying to take away color when I already know where it’s gonna go. Also, I know we have some transparent stuff here, but I think I’ll save that for another tutorial.
Now that we’ve got that figured out, now we can really begin, so I’ll keep a hold of my Y4 and start to color, I generally do pretty quick strokes here and of course, don’t cover the highlights, leave those lines open for the white of the paper. At this point in time, I’m not overly concerned about how I lay my color down, so if I wanna add sharper lines or make a highlight smaller, I’ll do that and won’t worry too much about uneven blending.
Now we do a tip to tip blend of BR93 on BR101 and I’m gonna take this about halfway down the initial layer like so….
Another note, with how I color, I generally am working pretty quickly, in order to get that smoother transition, you almost want to treat it like you’re doing wet on wet with watercolors. I don’t want the color to be completely absorbed into the paper right away, so I don’t really give it a chance to sit. (Which, admittedly, I had to do a second layer of this blend since I had to scan stuff, oops).
The tip to tip blend is then smoothed out further by my base color of Y44. Thus the result is like so…
Alright, our second tip to tip layer will begin our shading for the hair. The mix here being BR92 on BR93. I take this layer a little less than halfway though to keep my first layers showing to add in the effect of shine. To blend this down I first use BR101 and to smooth it further, I bring back Y44.
To deepen the shade a little, I’ll use BR92 by itself, using it mostly just at the start of where I pull my color down which I blend down with BR93 and if I need to smooth it further, I’ll use Y44. Then I’ll toss on a little of R1 to add in a little more color, which I blended in with BR93 and then Y44.
And with that, coloring is done~!
Now you could keep it as is just fine, but of course I add in my touch of my gel pens and Copic Opaque White.
And there ya have it! See ya next time~!
Hello everyone, Kelli here today! For the main image on this card I tried no line coloring for the very first time! This is when you stamp an image in a light color and then color the image so the finished product doesn’t show an outline. It was actually a lot different than coloring with the usual dark outline! I think I need some more practice to make it look a little better, but even though it was time-consuming, I think the outcome is awesome! You should give it a try if you haven’t already!
I stamped one of the girls from The Greeting Farm – Miss Anya Night Out stamp set in Memento – Desert Sand ink. I actually stamped it once onto scratch paper and then onto the piece I would be coloring on so it would be even lighter.
I colored her with Copics:
Skin: E13, E53, E51, E50, R20 for Cheeks
Hair: E29, E27, E25, E23
Dress: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BV04, BV02, BV01
Ground Shadow: W3, W2, W1, 0
Since she was stamped in really light ink, the eyes, eyebrow, and mouth didn’t really show up. I went over them with a colored pencil. I think this is probably the best option so you have more control over the very fine details.
I wanted to keep everything pretty simple so that the image was the main focus. I added some Purple Crush Baker’s Twine behind the image layer and adhered the sparkly teal layer to the card base using the Crafter’s Companion – Adhesive Runner. To finish everything off I added some rhinestones to her ears and shoes.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day! :)
I am using a sweet stamp called Secret Admirer Luka by La La Land Crafts.
I will be sharing a Dark Blonde Copic Color Combo with you today.
E35, YR23 and Y23
Stamp: Secret Admirer Luka (La La Land Crafts)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers (.too, Inc.)
Paper (focal image): X-Press It Blending Card Paper (X-Press IT)
ATG Adhesive (Scotch)
Selecting the position of a light source is personal preference.
My attention fell to the flowers Luka is holding and and I am having the light come from (our) left side.
The important thing will be keeping the sight source consistent throughout the image.
A tip I use when coloring hair is to block out the highlights with my lightest color.
The highlight area was marked with Y23.
I work the hair in small sections.
The shadow areas were colored with E35.
The mid tone is YR23. I applied this from the edge of the E23 and flicked toward the center. The flicking motion was done in the direction of the movement of the hair. Care needs to be taken to avoid flicking into the highlight area. One can aways go back and darken the image.
The E35 was applied at the crown and part in the hair.
YR23, the mid tone was applied in a flicking motion toward the highlight.
The highlight, Y23 was lightly tricked from the edge of the YR23 toward the center on both ends of each shaft of hair.
This movement was kept light in order to not remove the highlights.
I repeated the same steps for each section of the head. Each lock was colored as and individual piece.
This takes time, but the finished outcome is worth it!
I am pleased with how the highlights in the hair pop and the hair has a layered look.
I wanted to keep the card simple
so I created my own embellishments by cutting paper in the shape of small banners.
I layered them on navy blue card stock that coordinated with my mat and base layer .
Special thanks to ny instructor and Coloring Guru,
Suzanne Dean, from Color Me Creative Classroom!
, Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and come back soon!