Summer Sunshine

Hello Everyone. Today I'm taking a look at the Yellows of the Copic Collection. Have you noticed there aren't as many colours in this colour family compared to all the others?  Yellow is a bit special that way! Because it is such a light colour, when you add small amounts of colour to it to change the saturation it changes the hue as well. Take a look at the colour wheel and you'll notice that the colour is quite light in the 0's and teens, but then in the 20's the yellow starts turning more brown and in the 30's it starts turning more orange. Let's have a look.....




1. Stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card, colour the image leaving the Sunflower petals until last. Colour these in Y11.


2. Deepen the colour with Copic Y15.


3. Deepen further with Copic Y17, concentrating around the centre.


4. I've added a little Copic YR24 around the centre of the sunflower just to give a little more depth to the final image. Notice this sunflower is quite a bright yellow colour.


5. Look at the difference moving to the Copic Y20's can make. The image is coloured the same, except for the sunflower, which has been coloured with Copic Y21, Y26, Y28. Noticed a more aged/brown colour.


6. Change it up again following the same steps, using Copic Y32, Y35 and Y38 for the petals will result in more orangey coloured petals.

Have fun colouring with the different yellows in the Copic colour family and enjoy the different effects you can create with this versatile range.

Posted by Kathy


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