Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Events This week

Today and Thursday I will be down at the University of Oregon bookstore, downstairs in the art department doing Copic demos and illustrations from about 10am to 5 or 6pm each day. Come and visit me and bring your Copic questions! This annual event at the bookstore has been going on for more than 25 years, and has many artists demonstrating all sorts of techniques, in conjunction with the annual sale. It's really inspiring to see so many talented people at work.

Thursday evening, Nov. 11th I will be teaching a Copic Marker Rendering Basics class at DIVA, at 110 W. Broadway in Eugene. To register for that class call 541-344-3482. This class is geared for artists, illustrators, professionals, and students who want to learn more about how to use Copic Markers. All supplies are provided.

Saturday Nov. 13th, I will be teaching a workshop at a fantasy convention in Portland.

Meanwhile, here is a picture I drew and colored this week. It was for a client who decided they wanted a different image, so I can share this rendering with you.

She was drawn with a multiliner, then photocopied onto color laser copier paper. Her pants are colored with about 6 different shades of pink, from RV00 to RV21, and tiny hints of V12 and V17, with some C1 thrown in for good measure, then colorless blender was dabbed on to make the texture.

The Rabbit was colored with W1, W3, W7, E31, (these were scribble on to create the fuzzy look) and some hints of C1 and C3, with RV21 for the ears. The shirt was colored with RV00, V12, V17, BV04, RV13, and C3, then blended together with the colorless blender. Her skin is colored with E000, E11, E13, E33, and BV00. Her hair is all shades of Cool grays, with some hints of V17 thrown in to subtly match the hair to her shirt.

The final image is about 6 1/2 inches high, and took just over an hour to color. I hope you have a great day and get a chance to come see me this week, as you can see this final colored image in my example book.


Ellen said...

Hello Marianne,

It is amazing! Beautiful colors.


Margaret said...

She is so gorgeous! Coloring is absolutely amazing. Someday I want to be able to do that, but I doubt that will ever happen.

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done...sounds like it took longer for you to write out what you did and colors used than it did to color the image...simply amazing!!!!
Jan Castle

Lorie said...

This is just beautiful, Maryanne! I wish I lived closer, because I could watch you draw and color endlessly!

Cindy H. said...

I am in awe over not only your fabulous coloring but the little details you drew like the shirt, and the hair band - WOW!! tfs

Sammi said...

oooh wow! This is GORGEOUS ... you are so clever! :D
That sounds like so much fun .. wish I was close to come watch lol!

Jenny said...

Great coloring! so pretty!

You will be in Westminster, CA on Dec 3-4 correct? I just registered.

:) :) :)

joanne sharpe said...

Marianne, your illustration style is amazing! This little girl drawing is adorable. Can't wait to take the Intermediate certification next year!

Mary Leeson said...

Wow! You are such an amazing artist! Thanks for blessing me.