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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Weekend workshop #5

Before we begin with this weeks workshop, we were wondering if you were happy with the setup of the blog as it is, or would you prefer the tutorials to be separate to this blog?, we would really appreciate your feedback, just let us know in the comments box, also if you have anything else you would like us to try and answer :)
This week we have another tutorial by Debbi, she is away on holiday this week so if you are missing her comments you now know why :).
Colouring with Promarkers - Jeans/Trousers
I have chosen 3 blue shades: blue pearl, cornflower and china blue, and I stamped my image - Daisy from Sugar Nellie, using Memento ink on concord card

Firstly I colour in a section with the palest colour - don't worry about getting even coverage at this stage

I have assumed the light source is coming from the top right of the picture, so I have used the next deeper shade - cornflower - to colour part of the way across the area I have already coloured blue pearl

I then blended by using the palest colour - blue pearl - in a circular motion, moving the colour from the darker area to the lighter area.

I then colour the next area with the palest colour - blue pearl

I then added some more of the mid shade - cornflower to the darker area

And blended as before, bring the colour from the dark to the light in a small circular motion, almost to the top edge of the jeans.

I then used the darkest shade - china blue - along the bottom right edges of the jeans

And blended as before with the blue pearl promarker

I have used the same technique with the turn-ups

I have used the same colouring principles for other colours of trousers, I find its especially effective with browns using cinnamon, cocoa and umber.


Last week we were asked about colour combo’s so I thought I would give you a few common colour combo’s which I use

I always use the lightest colour first on the left, and then put the darker colour on where the shadow would be darkest.

pastel pink rose pink

meadow green apple marsh green

lavender lilac amethyst

blue pearl cornflower china blue

apricot pumpkin manderin

lemon pastel yellow

sky blue cyan agean

I hope this helps you a little. As you can see this is just a snippet of colours you can use, but the best way to see what colours go together is to experiment :)


That’s it for this week, please don’t forget this weeks challenge “Poppy and Moss Green” + something tasty, and also we really would leave your feedback, without you this blog would not exist :)

Hugs Gina, Denise and Design Team xxx

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for these tutorials. I'm new and practicing...

    These color combos are very helpful as well.