Hello Everyone! Welcome to another Copic Oz Tutorial!! It's scorching hot here in the Australian Summer and with Australia Day this week-end, I'm sure everyone's thoughts are turning to keeping cool and for those close enough, escaping to the beach! Today's tutorial is beach inspired and I'm going to talk about TIPS and I don't mean handy hints.....today it's all about using the tips of your brush nibs!
Usually when you start using your Copic Markers, there is a lot said about using the side of your brush nib to get a nice smooth coverage, which is perfect for a lot of occasions, however there are times when using just the tip will give you just the effect you are looking for!
I'm using this lovely relaxing beach scene (can't you just imagine yourself here!) by Our Daily Bread Designs. And at first you may see those palms and think how can you colour and the sky too? The easy thing to do is colour the sky first! I've used B000
Now use this technique to add flicks of colour over the palm trees!
Now lets add a little texture by using the TIP of your brush nib using E42 and dotting on colour. (You could also colour an entire image with this technique, known as pointillism!)
What about the ocean? I've base coloured with BG10.
I got to the part and realised I hadn't coloured the trunks of the trees.....and yes, you can use your tips here too!! I've base coloured with E21 and added a little blending with E23.
As most people who follow my work will know, I love contrast, so take the tip of E27 and run it down the sides of the trees where the shadows would be! (It's easy to find on this stamp as that is where the heavier lines are.) Remember - have a LIGHT hand, practise on scratch paper if you need to!
Posted by Kathy Jones