Saturday, August 6, 2011

I Want A Boy With Brains

Hey guys!  Welp, here I am with my FIRST official guest designer post for Tickled Pink Stamps and the August releases that are SOOOOOOO up my alley!!!  So first up is Zombie Girl Kellita!  What an awesome image to color!!!  Kellita and all the upcoming images this week will be available at Tickled Pink Stamps on August 15th (the 14 for those of us here in the US) and TRUST ME.... you are going to want them ALL!!!

Now, with this awesome design team spot  and coloring these awesome images, I thought I would take this opportunity to share my take on Copic saturation with this Tickled Pink line.  Since these images contain some great surface coloring area, I thought these would be perfect to show that you really can deposit a good amount of color WITHOUT wasting your ink with unreal Copic saturation.  Heavy saturation is when the alcohol ink of the Copic marker fills up the paper fiber and bleeds through the back (sometimes making the back look like the front!).  The "bleed" is actually the magic of Copic markers, but in my opinion, too much bleed equals wasted product. This is something I teach EXTENSIVELY in my Copic Coloring Palooza, but I wanted to share a bit about it on my blog too.  So instead of me babbling on about it, let me show you!

The pic above is the back of the Zombie Girl Kellita after I finished coloring her.  You can see that there are definitive areas of saturation.  The one area that I circled is actually where I just pressed the green marker nib into the paper and watched the color spread.  I knew without ever looking that the color was going to be seen very clearly on the back of the paper.  Same thing was true with her shorts.  I ended up doing a little "scrubbing" (also covered in my Copic Technique class), and with a dark blue, I just KNEW I was going to have some saturation.  A little bit of saturation can't be helped sometimes, but I ALWAYS strive for the back of my paper to be CLEAN.  As you can tell by the finished card at the top, plenty of color deposited on my project.  I achieved the desired blend of color I was after and I didn't waste a ton of ink trying to saturate my paper.

Ok folks!  That does it for me with the first sneak peek of the new Tickled Pink line that will release on August 15th.  Click HERE to check out what the Pink Ladies turned out!  Be sure to stay tuned for my second sneak peek in a couple of days and more on Copic saturation as I'm posting pics of the backs of ALL the colored images I complete with this new line!

6 comments:

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Are you kidding me?! She is amazingly drawn and expertly colored! I cannot wait to see the rest of the images!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Lol!!! That is soooooooo funny!! I loveeeeeee it!! CONGRATS on the GDT! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cor* said...

oooooooooooo gloriously creepy! love your design and coloring is phangtastic even without the bleed. What paper do u use, cuz (even though I only use copics for faces) I ALWAYS get bleed. Tons of it!! What' s the best paper do u think! TFS!

Karyn S said...

What a fun card - the sentiments you use are very funny! I love Kellitas green skin. Congrats on your TPS Guest DT spot!

Eulanda said...

Hey you did a fabulous job of this card!! I luv luv how you colored her hair. And interesting read about bleeding Copics!! Thanks for the tip!!

Lori Barnett said...

EWWWW!!! She is gross!!! In a good way :) ROTFLMBO!!!!!!! I'm glad you are teaching about saturation in your classes. Really...the only time anyone needs to worry about saturation is IF they have an unwanted blotchy or streaky look on the front. Otherwise...it doesn't matter what the heck the back looks like. I never try to soak my paper...because it IS a waste of zombie juice.