Thursday, August 11, 2016

Birdy, Birdy in the Sky

Hi friends,

I wanted to share some of my practice cards with you.  If you have ever taken a copic class from me... you have heard me say a million times..."Practice, Practice, Practice".   No one wakes up one day and just knows how to play the piano.  They learn little by little.   Art is no different.  Each project teaches you something and everyday you get better.

Here are some of my watercolor practices.... (scroll down to the bottom for the copic one).  I may have gotten carried away....  What is your favorite color combination?

Here is the one I colored with Copics...

Copics used:
Grey: N9, N7, N5,
Brown: E71, E74,
Belly: E50, E51, E53
Feet: BV23, BV20
Branch: E13, E15, E17
Leaves: G00, G02, G05, G07
Berries: R43, R46
Background- Y15/Y13-- This can also be sponged with distress ink to get a similar look---or left white or with a soft blue background.  I was just trying to get the same look as you get with watercolor.   If you look closely you can see there are streaks in mine.  I think I would just do a soft sky (B00, B000) if I colored this again.


  1. Chris-

    You have done it again - the chickadee is my mom's favorite bird! I used to buy her chickadee mugs, note cards, calendars, framed pictures, etc., etc., etc. I even bought her a plush chickadee that you wind up to sing! I have that here with me now - a fond memory of Mom.

    If you want realistic, this bird is definitely a chickadee, so your black, white, and gray birds are the best. I think I like the pink or blue background the best.

  2. I love the one you sent me! I love the orange!