Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Iris Bouquet 2

I used one of my line drawings from 1983 for this. (Photocopied the line drawing, then colored it.) The bouquet was from my garden. In real life, the iris were the old-fashioned purple type, and I think the other flowers were spirea (red-violet with green leaves.)

For some of the iris flowers, I used "splotching through paper" for the mottled effect.

Edited Dec. 2009: Click on the "iris" label, below or in the label list to the right, to see a later version with softer coloring, and also the original line drawing.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fruit Bowl 1

This is a bowl of plastic fruit on my dining room table, where I draw. I used some white colored pencil on the gourds and grapes. Otherwise, it's all Copics. I used "splotching through paper" to make the uneven coloring.

I did this about one month after I started using Copic markers. Shows how easy they are to work with. The back of the paper is also nice in its own way (below).

Edited October 11, 2009: See Fruit Bowl 2 for a later, sketchy version of this subject.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Yellow and Red Banner

A sketchy drawing. The bar and the banner tips are glittery with Copic Spica gold and black, though it doesn't show up well in the scan.

Copic colors used: I didn't write them down.
Paper: small piece of sketch paper, lightly textured, approx. 3.5 x 4.25"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tea Strainer 2

Tracing around the tea strainer handle again. See below for the actual object. This drawing used partial shapes, but in an earlier drawing I used the full shape.

Copic colors used: probably RV11, R02, W3, G12,17,21, Y19, E33, B14,32
Paper: white Crane's card approx. 4x6"

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ribbon Doodle 1

Ribbons of color. Almost always, I make a line drawing to color. But this was done with just the markers.

Copic colors used: B06, YR24, RV29
Paper: white Crane's card, approx. 4x6

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pair of Abstract Drawings

The top drawing was the original. Drawn with sepia multiliner, then colored with Copic markers.

When I finished it, I saw that the next layer of paper was interesting too. I rotated it 180 degrees, added some lines with cobalt blue multiliner, and touched up the coloring in a few places. That became the bottom drawing.

It also gave me the idea for "splotching through paper" as a technique, using 20 lb. or lighter weight paper as the top layer.

Copic colors used: Sepia and cobalt multiliners, G21, V09, B32, R02, RV11
Paper: 20 lb. all-purpose copier paper.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Landscape with Round Animals

Still experimenting with my new Copics, as the streaky coloring shows. The round shapes are animals, I think, but I'm not sure what kind of animals, or even which way they are facing.

Copic colors used: I didn't write them down
Paper: white Crane's card approx. 4x6"

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Geode - First Drawing with New Copics

When I received my first order of Copic markers, this is what I drew. Sometimes my drawings are bright inside, dark or plain outside. Like geodes, someone told me.

Copic colors used: I didn't write them down
Paper: white Crane's card approx. 4x6"

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