Usually, when I've used Copics in the past, I pulled a bunch of markers out randomly and started coloring. I never put thought into color families because I didn't understand the Copic numbering system. Now I do, though, and it makes it so much easier when I'm coloring to know exactly what I want to use and why. For example, rather than testing every single green in my collection to find the right one to use for shading the leaves, I made my choice based on the Copic numbers. Of course, I still tested that marker before committing it to the image, but it ended up being the right choice. I did the same thing for the flowers, too. Yay! (Now I just need to fill in the gaps in my Copic collection so that the orphan markers I already have will have families to belong to, too.)
one other time, but that time I colored the flowers yellow so my coloring mistakes wouldn't be so noticeable, and I also only used a small portion of the image so I wouldn't have to color it all. This time I could be fearless! ;) I was even able to make the blue around the flowers fade into the bg rather than only drawing a line around the image. (If the bg behind the image looks pink or purple, it's not. It's actually white, but for the life of me, I couldn't get it to white without messing up the entire pic.)
Before I go, I wanted to share one more photo.
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I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Flourishes Summer Lovin' Challenge (FTTCApr13) I used the color pallet from the inspiration pic.
I'm entering the birthday gift bow in this challenge:
Simon Says Stamp...Happy Birthday :-)
Stamps: Hollyhocks, Botanical Bookplates, Kids at Play (Flourishes)
Paper: Splendid (Authentique)
Ink: Copics; Memento; Distress
Dies: A2 Matting Basics
Accessories: Twill Ribbon; silver pearls; sewing thread
Size: A6 (4.5" x 6.25")