Saturday, May 6, 2017

Autumn On Lunt's Ranch

What a learning experience!  Copic markers are very fun to use, have great color saturation and blending properties and make drawing with color a delight.  And nobody is even paying me to say this!  
Autumn on the Old Lunt Ranch
Copic markers on cardstock
8.5" x 11"
One downside of these markers was pointed out by Rhonda in the comments on my last post- they are not lightfast.  There are no markers with lightfast properties as of yet.  That's okay, though because what I plan to make with the Copics will be digitized.  This piece is muted because this old house is muted, almost as though it has grown into the earth.  I am looking forward to letting the colors of the Copics go wild one of these days, but the limited nature of the palette I used here was a challenge I enjoyed.  The values get to be the stars.  Until next time-

Thanks for stopping by! Alice   

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Copic Project, Day 2

An hour here, an hour there- this project is slowly coming to life. Still loving the Copic Markers!  The earthy tones may get too dull, but that's something that will show up sooner or later.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Copic Markers, Part II or How I Use These Remarkable Tools

In looking for tutorials on how to use Copic Sketch Markers, all I could find were videos of cutsie stuff or manga art.  Not that there's anything wrong with that style of work, but I wanted to see if anyone is trying fine art with them to get a few pointers.  No luck.  So, I decided to see if I can to make them do what I want them to do.  And it's fun.  Very fun.  
Using only grays and earth tones, this piece is turning out very low key and quiet, so far. 

A few days ago, I drew this building from a photo in my archives (since I haven't had time to get out into any cool places for months) and let it sit around for awhile.  It just had to stew in the back of my brain for a few days.  Tonight I began to execute my plan- using only neutral grays and earth tones just to see if I can pull it off.   This is my stopping place for now, but it'll be fun to get back after it tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by- Alice