Thursday, April 26, 2018

Classes in Oregon

It's been a while since I posted on here, but that isn't because I've simply been hiding out.

This Saturday, April 28th I will be teaching two Coloring Flowers classes in Salem, OR at Runaway Arts & Crafts. Spaces are still available! These are perfect beginner classes and are pulled directly from my book "Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers." Come join me!

In the meantime, I have been drawing and coloring a wide range of beautiful images. I'll post a few just to give you an idea. These are more of my complex drawings, so I won't go into the colors used, as it was way too many to keep track of!

This iguana took forever to color, as I started with a base range of blended greens and other shadow colors, then I added the individual scales with a colorless blender. Between the blender dots I added extra color enhancing specs with yellows or darker greens to just make the scales pop a little more.

This bright red stag beetle was a test of a paper someone had given me. At first I liked the paper, then I decided it wasn't my favorite, but it took me coloring for a few hours to figure out what I didn't like.

I made the shine on the beetle pop by working with a wide contrast range, from super light working into the darkest tones. You can really see the sheen on the shell by keeping the high contrast. Then I finished by adding thin white touches of Opaque White with a brush.

Have a creative weekend!

3 comments:

Margaret said...

Fantastic. I in awe of how you were able to do the scales. So glad to see you back on your blog.

Crissy Armstrong said...

So good to see you on here Marianne! You taught me a class in Toronto many moons ago (I think it was 2009 or 2010?). I'm still having a blast with my Copics!
Your drawings are phenomenal - so creative and so full of depth, contrast and texture. I love these two!

Adriana Larty said...

very beautiful picture! I love it! I never know how to paint beautifully, although I went to art school to learn it. I was more inclined to writing. That's why now I'm working at order essay papers service, where I write different essays. You are so creative, keep drawing!