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.
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