Thursday, September 15, 2011

Color Spotlight & Certification class updates

Spotlight BG10:
Over at the Copic Blog, I just posted a new Color Spotlight on BG10. Check it out! Meanwhile, here is a little more info about the picture I drew.

Eye movement: This is the art I created for the BG10 Color Spotlight. I drew it with a 0.05 mm Gray multiliner. I used a gray multiliner because the focus color was so light, I didn't want to increase the contrast too much.

As it is, the darkest color in the picture is the boy's BG78 shorts. This gives a nice focal point, then his pale skin pulls your attention down to the water, out to his hands, and up to his face, which looks back at the water.

Because the colors are for the most part pale, the image is fairly restful. I wanted to convey the feel of lazy summer days and a quiet river. I think that the overall color combination and lack of harsh lines helps convey that feeling. To see which colors I used and where they came from, check out the full color spotlight over on the Copic Blog.

Upcoming North American Standard Certification classes
Although it seems that Summer just ended, there isn't much time left to register for Fall classes. December and January will have fewer classes, so if you have been hesitating to take a class, don't wait too long, as there might not be another class in your area until later in 2012.

Sept 18th Ottawa, Canada taught by Sherrie Siemens Open to Public
Sept 22nd Orlando, FL taught by Jenn Balcer FULL
Sept. 30 Portland ME taught by Lori Craig Cancelled

Oct. 13th Knoxville, TN taught by Colleen Schaan Open to Stores & Designers
Oct. 17th Sacramento, CA taught by Debbie Olson Open to Stores & Designers
Oct. 28th Portland, OR taught by Colleen Schaan Open to Stores & Designers

Nov. 5th Lansing, MI taught by Debbie Olson Open to Stores & Designers
Nov. 4th Honolulu, Hawaii taught by Marianne Walker Open to Public*
Nov. 5th Honolulu, Hawaii taught by Marianne Walker Open to Public*
*Note: There is a non-refundable deposit for Hawaii Classes

Intermediate Certification
Intermediate Papercrafting Certification classes are popular! These classes are open to ANYONE who has taken the standard Certification class, and who wants to learn how to color and design more like an artist.

Sept 17th Ottawa, Canada taught by Sherrie Siemens now accepting applications
Sept 22nd Orlando, FL taught by Colleen Schaan now accepting applications

Oct. 16th Sacramento, CA taught by Debbie Olson now accepting applications
Oct. 22nd Langley, BC taught by Sherrie Siemens now accepting applications
Oct. 29th Portland, OR taught by Colleen Schaan now accepting applications

Nov. 4th Lansing, MI taught by Debbie Olson now accepting applications
Nov. 6th Honolulu, Hawaii taught by Marianne Walker now accepting applications

To register for any of these classes or to download class info, please check our Certification page on the Copic Website. If you have any questions, please e-mail Nancy@copicmarker.com for details.

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