Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Flower of the Month: Cosmos

Hello Stampers!

Today is the second month in the "Flower of the Month" series.  These images can be purchased from Lila Grey.  This month we are highlighting Cosmos.   This wasn't a flower I was familiar with.   I'm so thankful for Google Image.  The majority of the photos that popped up showed them to be beautiful bright pink.  However they could also be white, yellow, or purple.  I chose to go with pink because this seemed to be the most common.  I wanted them to be easily recognizable as cosmos.

Cosmos have bigger petals than last months Asters.  This made them much easier to color.   Lisa (the artist) put in several detail lines on each petal.  I wanted to add some shadow to each of those lines.  I think this helps add a little more interest or depth to the flower.    To do this. I colored the flower first using RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14.  Remember to color one petal at a time so that you can get a smooth blend with your colors.  Then I added RV17 to the deepest shadows of the flower.   It is important to hold the marker close to the nib in order to get a nice thin line.  This takes some practice.. don't give up!!

Copic Colors used:
Pink: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
Green: YG03, YG09
Yellow: Y15, Y17, E13, 

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