Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
Now the stargazer, while it looks to have the least amount of color took the most shades out of all the flowers due to the gradation of colors from the center.
For this you will leave a swatch of white around the top edge of your flower.
RV000: Light Light tone
RV00: Light tone
RV02: Mid Tone
RV06: Mid Dark tone
RV09: Dark Tone
To the right you will find the picture that I used as a reference for my rendering. It's always best to use something just to make sure you are working the colors accurately.
For the Tulips I really wanted to do something special. I felt that I didn't want to limit myself to just pinks and purples. Because I drew in the yellow, I figured that an orange was needed and so I decided on tulip called "American Dream".
Y23: Light tone (base color)
YR65: Mid tone
YR68: Dark Mid tone
R14: Dark tone
This is the image I used for my reference. I felt that the flower was this wonderful blend of yellow, oranges and reds and perfect for what I wanted to make.
Again it is especially important to use reference pictures to assist you in coloring your images. Also knowing your light direction is important so you know where to cast shadows in your rendering.
I am confused about the little containers of color. Are they markers? Inks? How are they applied? The card is gorgeous!
Hi Kathy. thanks for.the questions. What you see they the side are the caps showing the numbers of Copic Markers. these are artist grade alcohol markers which are highly blendable.
Here is a link to one of my videos and you can see how the markers blend and how to apply them. https://youtu.be/yKdv4EB9ZYc
Gorgeous card and coliring
Thank you so very much Elicia. I really appreciate it.
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