As some of you may know, Archivers had a big stamp sale this past Tuesday. All their stamps were 43% off. When they first came to my neck of the woods I would say they had a fairly big stamp section. It has dwindled since then. I was able to find 3 that I just couldn't live without. I really hope that this was an effort to get rid of some oloder stock so that they can refresh that section of the store. I would obviously like to see more stamps that I can use my copic markers on!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The lovely ladies who take my classes have been after me to do a technique class on coloring skin. Well I have finally given in and placed it on the calendar for September. So needless to say I have been spending time creating a cirriculum for that class. I have put together a blending chart for them to use for favorite color combos and I sat down tonight and colored a hula girl from la-la land stamps. Thought I would share those images with you tonight.
This is the color chart I created I guess I should have zoomed in a little but you get the idea. I went ahead and colored in the boxes with skin combos that I use. This is a 6x8 so I can put it into my copic binder that I have created/work in progress.
In this image I am trying for a darker/Hawaiian skin tone. Also wanted to show the importance of shading around body parts (the nose and lips). I have arrows to indicate my light source (upper left). I am actually excited about finishing her because I am very happy with how her skin is coming along. Maybe I'll show a finished card some day soon. That's all for now, keep it colorful!!