Friday, November 11, 2011

Back in town

Whew! I am finally back in town. What a wonderful group of students I had in my 3 certifications in Hawaii. Those classes were a lot of fun, and I can't wait to go back and see all your smiling faces.

Yesterday I had the nice opportunity to demo at the University of Oregon's, 30th annual Tools of the Trade show. I look forward to this each year, as I always have a chance to draw and color something new each time. I showed you the piece I colored and drew last year, so I couldn't conclude the event without showing you one of the pieces I drew and colored yesterday. I hope you enjoy!

I drew this picture with a 0.03mm multiliner onto nice paper.

The base brown for the wood is E33 with YG91 and Warm Grays 3, 5, & 7. I added hints of E37 and E47 just to flesh out the color range.

The foliage is colored with G21, YG41, G24, G28, YG63, YG67, YG45, and BG99 and Warm Grays (for the darkest shadow areas).

The sky is airbrushed B41. The roof is cool grays blended with 0 and a tiny hint of BV23 and Y00.

Shadows on outhouse
For those of you who have been studying shadows on my blog, you can note that the outhouse is basically a cube. The light is coming from the left, and casting a shadow to the right. The foliage closest to the base of the outhouse on the shadow side is the darkest, and the shadows get really deep with the BG99. On areas where the vines creep in front of the shadows, you can see that I used YG41 as my base, but for shadow areas, I used G21/24 for the lightest area on those leaves. Also notice, under the tin roof, I added the deepest shadows right under the ridgeline.

I hope this gives you a little inspiration for the weekend. Have fun coloring!


Moi said...

Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge. Love the outhouse. Do you do the airbrushing first and then color in the house or visa versa? Just wondering.

Jan Castle said...

Simply amazing...thanks for sharing!

Sallie said...

The outhouse is wonderful. I have learned so much from you and always look forward to your posts. Thanks so much.

Christy said...

This is a great example of shadows and wood! Thanks. I will enjoy looking at it. I love the variation in colors.

Lorraine said...

Thank you for teaching the Hawaii classes! We were blessed to have you!

Anonymous said...

Aloha Marianne,
It was great meeting you and I really learned a lot about using my Copics. Thanks for alleviating some of my stress and frustration. I've been practicing and I really think I'm coloring better - even if I do say so myself :)

Mahalo much

Maire Gamber said...

I just love this! Never thought an outhouse could ooh so good! LOL I must practice the room like you showed me in Hawaii!

Jane H said...

I wish I could draw this is amazing!