Tuesday 13 December 2011

Colouring a Snowman Tutorial

Hi Peeps, 

I prepared a tutorial for the Copic Marker Europe blog on colouring snow.  I have used the Magnolia snowman as my image.  White is  very easy to colour.  You don't want to colour too much of the image to get the effect. You can use your cool grey tones but the warm greys also work well.  For today's snowman I have used C3, C1, BG10.

I stamped the snowman onto Copic Colour perfect colouring card. I have started by mainly colouring the shadowed areas and leaving the rest true white.  I have started with C3.

I then blend out the C3 using C1

I then added some BG10 as when colouring cold, frosty or snowy images if you add a blue tinge it gives off that feeling of coldness.

As I like smooth edges I have gone in with my colourless blender and blended to smooth the edges out.

You can also outline your image using the BG10 and this really makes your image pop.

And here's the card I made using the snowman.  I do like to create depth in my colouring, and this is the great thing about copics, you can always add more colour, so I went back in and darkened some of the shadows using my C5, and blending out with the C3.

This is my first shaker card and won't be my last, I really like how it turned out.


Hanneke said...

Wow, great shaker card! Love the pink colors. Thanks for the coloring tips! Hugs, Hanneke

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

Thanks Tracy!
Amazing Card!
hugs, Mandy

JLJ Designs said...

Thank you Tracy! Using BG10 hadn't occurred to me - great tip.


Christina C. said...

This is incredible.....thank you, Tracy!!!!

Lau W said...

SUper ! Thank you !
And your card is a beauty !

Danielle Champagne said...

Tracy, this is just beautiful! thank you for sharing your coloring tips, will certainly try.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Tracy it's brill, fab colouring and design, love your small letters, are they a stamp? hugs Liz xx

Only By His Grace said...

Gorgeous card Tracy.
Lovely embellishments and design. thanks for the tuorial.
Hugs Maz

cabio's craft corner said...

Fabulous coloring tutorial. Thanks for sharing :o)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Tracy, Gorgeous card fab tutorial, and a stunning result. hugs Shirleyxx

Julie said...

Fab tutorial - thanks for sharing! x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Tracy what a brilliant tutorial and a beautiful shaker card, I love the colours and design a superb card.
Lorraine x