Sweet Pea

You know that yesterday Zoe and I shared our attempts at coloring dew drops using only Copic markers. Well, it was actually my third attempt so today I wanted to show the first two. ;D Here’s a card I made using some sweet flower fairies.

I added blue to these raindrops to see if it would help make them stand out more. On some it worked ok but on the majority I think I have too much blue, especially on the pink ones.

The first thing I did was draw in all the water drops in the image using a pencil. Make sure to go about this lightly because you’ll need to erase each drop just before coloring. Some pencil marks can be erased after coloring but in general one it’s colored with a Copic marker it doesn’t come off.

I enjoyed working with the darker colors and I think that will be a key to success. On this image below, I went back in and used the white gel pen for some much needed highlights.

I would like to work on the shading a little more and add a refraction on the opposite side of the drop. However, in the mean time, here are the basic steps I took to making these drops. Remember to keep your light source in the same direction for all droplets – something I let my mind wonder on in the below sample.

Here is a close up of the various water drops. “A” was my first attempt and I like the color and color depth. “B” and “C” are from this card where I tried to add blue to the mix. (“A” and “B” both use the white gel pen.) “D” and “E” are from yesterday where I did not use the gel pen and had to leave the white areas completely uncolored.

I’d like to enter into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge – May (magical worlds)
Emerald Faerie First Challenge (anything goes)
Crafter’s Companion Monthly Challenge – May (girl’s birthday)
By the Cute and Girly – May Challenge (anything goes)
Bling it On Challenge – May (inspirational photo – flowers)

Main Stamp: Sweet Pea (Crafter’s Companion Flower Fairies Friends)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Hexagons

Copic Markers colored on Georgia Pacific Card Stock:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E21, E11
-browns: E43, E44, E47, E49
-pinks: R11, R12, R14, R22
-yellows: E50, YR30, YR31
-greens: YG61, YG63, YG67, YG99
-blues: BG01, BG000
-purples: V91, V93, V95, V99

Did you know? Sonic Drive-In is an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, complete with carhops who sometimes wear rollerskates. As of Aug 31. 2010, there were 3,500 restaurants in forty-three U.S. states. Sonic serves approximately 3 million customers daily. “Service with the Speed of Sound.”
[Sonic DriveiIn, Wikipedia.org]