Monday, August 8, 2011

The Wizard's Wizard!

Yep... It's Wizard Eric of the new Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Haunt 2 line!!!  Today I have another sneak peek for the August 15th release!  WOO HOO!!!  Ok, I have to say that this is one of my favorites!!!  He was already colored in my head the moment I laid eyes on him.... REALLY!!!  I already knew the paper I was going to use and the entire color scheme before I ever touched a marker!  You'll want to click HERE to check out what the Tickled Pink Design Team did with this WONDERFUL WIZARD!!!

So the other day I promised that I'd show the backs of all my colored projects and I WON'T let you down.  Before I do though, take another look at the finished project above.  Take a gander at the DEEP colors I chose to use (i.e. the red hair and the purple outfit).  One would think that blending those deep hues would cause quite a bit of saturation.....

 NOT AT ALL, BUT.... you can see from the back of Wizard Eric, I messed up his sleeve when I accidentally colored it purple (Blue Violet to be exact).  Remember I told you about the magic of the "bleed".  Well, it's that same magic that allowed me to "push" the purple deeper into the paper fiber with the Copic Blender Pen making it appear to be erased on the front when on the back it is VERY purple.  Now, because I did that, my paper was pretty heavily saturated in that one area, so when I went over that area again with the red, yellow and orange markers, I got a bit more bleed through than I normally would want.  But, as I said the other day, it happens and especially when you're correcting a mistake.  Again, that IS the magic of Copic.  Being able to "erase" a mistake by pushing it deeper into the paper fiber, as if a wizard made it disappear, well that's just one of the reasons I so love coloring with Copics!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!  Did you like that lead-back to our Wizard Eric??? But seriously, that magic is what I love showing in my Copic classes!

One final note.... if you are coloring with Copic markers and use reds and purples... don't beat yourself up if your bleed through is super heavy at first.  Deep colors like to bleed through more so than lighter or paler colors and it's not always because of overly heavy saturation.  Some colors just do and it also depends on the paper you're coloring on as well!  So play!  See how you do!  Every time I color, I challenge myself to use those deep colors WITHOUT bleed through.  I've come close, but I haven't had a perfectly clean one yet!  LOL! ;)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooooo AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Karyn S said...

I love this new image too - gorgeous card, and thanks for the Copic tips!

Besthobbyeva said...

Wow, this card is awesome!! The detail is unreal!! Thanks for the tips!!