Monday, 12 January 2009

New Technique

Following on from my comment yesterday about a technique I had tried with the Promarkers, I had a little play last night and thought I'd show you the results......if you're interested. It doesn't work exactly the same as the Copics, cos there aren't enough colours, but I will certainly be using it if I have the right mix.

The one on the right is coloured as I normally would with the pens straight onto the paper, the one on the left is coloured by picking up the deeper colour with the paler colour and using that to shade.

I have tried to stick to similar colours to show you the difference.

Both dresses have been coloured Pastel Pink, but for the one on the right I used Coral to shade and the one on the left I used Ruby, picking the colour up with the Pastel Pink.

Now those of you who are familiar with the colours of the Promarkers will know that you could never directly lay Ruby onto Pastel Pink as the colours are just poles apart.....but with this technique I think you'll agree you get a really good blend of a rich vibrant colour which gives a feeling of light and makes the image more 'alive'

I have also used this technique on the hair, sleeves, tights and shoes
The tutorial for the Copics which I have based this on can be found here
I would love to know what you all think, feel free to leave a comment
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day


Michele said...

Ohhhh thanks for the link, I've just had a look what a fantastic idea. Its going to save me loads of money, yippeee. I love the colouring on the left, it really gives a lovely shading effect. I'm off now to play. Once again thank you soooo much for the link. Michele x

Paula said...

Fabulous!! thanks for sharing, can't wait to try this!!
Paula x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh lovely coluring. Thanks for linking to my candy and good luck in the draw. Kim

Sue said...

this is fabulous,thanks for link and for sharing:)


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

I think I prefer the colouring on the left..more vibrant and more depth. i don't think I understand how you did it so I will go have a look at the link and I'm sure it will all become clear. I have a whole bunch of promarkers and don't use them that much as I can't seem to get the shading and depth. Maybe now it will be come easier!! Thanks!!
Judy x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just watched video. What a fab technique. I miust try that. Need to work out which shades would be good together for blending.If i manage it I will show on myblog!!
Judy x

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Kim said...

I love the new technique! Thanks for the video for the Copics...I am off to go and watch it! Can't wait to give it a try!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Kelly said...

What a great idea, they both look awesome, I don't know which one I like more...probably the one on the left I would have to say!! Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs, K