Just a quick post. I'm teaching a class next weekend on how to make a scene with your Copics. It's fun to start with a simple image and then add a few quick and easy elements to make it a complete picture.
Many times I'll color an image, then trim it out and mount it to my card, but this time I decided to depart from that a bit and build a foundation and backdrop using some simple techniques I've seen floating around the Internet. I borrowed the sky technique from the uber-talented Annika. She has an amazing sample and a wonderful video tutorial HERE, and makes it look soooo easy...LOL! I'm going to keep practicing and maybe when I grow up, I'll be able to color like Annika one day ;D A girl can dream, right? Anyway, I've watched this video probably a dozen times and will most likely watch it a dozen more. Bookmark it, folks. You will want to do the same.
I've also added a bit of ground and a few blades of greenery poking up. It's a pretty fair representation of the desert landscape here in New Mexico ;D This was quick and easy to complete and gives my Penny Black kitty a place to call home instead of the usual white space I would normally be inclined to sit him in. In the class, we'll make this card, but we'll also play with adding a halo around images and creating a fun dotty background. We won't focus so much on the coloring of the images as we will on creating what is happening around the images. Join me. Let's make a "scene" together ;D