Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hey Gill Friend


I know it is only February, but I'm starting to dream about summer.   I started going through some of my summer images and this one caught my attention.  I love coloring mermaids because you can break all the rules.  When else can you color blue hair without raising some eyebrows?

This image turned out to be a little more challenging than I originally thought.  I had a hard time getting the shadows to look right on the skin. I'm also a little out of practice on hair.  I tried a couple different things and this is what looked the best.  I almost didn't post this... but then I thought that would be pretty hypocritical.  I always tell my students.. that each image we color teaches us something.   I love the shadows on the rock and her hairpiece.   I hope to revisit this again and keep improving.

copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20
Eyes: E13, E15,
Hair: B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B06
Green: YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG63, YG67
Water: B12, B14, B16
Rock: E70, E71, E74, E77
Gold: Y17, Y26, Y28
Sand:  E11, Y32, --lots of dots of browns and yellows. I didn't write them all down--Sorry.

1 comment:

  1. You are too critical of yourself---Grandma.